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Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness Paperback – June 1, 1990
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“Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn eloquently explains the power of paying attention and increasing awareness. I strongly recommend this book for everyone who wants to begin healing their life.”—Dean Ornish, M.D., author of Stress, Diet, and Your Heart and Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for the Reversal of Heart Disease
“Happy 15th birthday to one of the great classics of mind/body medicine! More than any other, Full Catastrophe Living is the book that enabled Americans to discover the inner life. This book has brought peace of mind to hundreds and thousands of people and healed countless lives. This is your chance to let it heal yours.” —Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings
“A wonderful guidebook for those of us who choose life and healing. I hope you all make the choice and read the book.” —Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles and Peace, Love, and Healing
- Item Weight : 1.16 pounds
- Paperback : 512 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780385303125
- ISBN-13 : 978-0385303125
- Product Dimensions : 6.11 x 1.06 x 9.21 inches
- Publisher : Delta; Reprint Edition (June 1, 1990)
- ASIN : 0385303122
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #688,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The classes were great for asking questions, getting clarifications when needed and to practice the meditations, but honestly, what I learned by reading the book was the primary catalyst that drove me to meditate and has allowed me to achieve a calm and peace of mind that I previously had believed was going to be impossible to attain.
Mindfulness is an ongoing practice, you must commit to it and use it daily but the changes it has brought about in my peace of mind, calmness, equanimity, and sense of well being is quite honestly...priceless! Not cured mind you; I will always be a work in progress, especially as my disease progresses, but where I am at today...is an infinitely better place than before I read this book.
With all the stories that are shared this book reads more like a novel and not at all like a textbook!
My wife is reading it now and will begin classes shortly and she is using the techniques I shared with her to cope with a stressful work environment.
Must read for those coping with health issues.
When I found this book, I had been through several programs for anxiety that I had found and downloaded online--none of them helping much--and when I read the introduction, something about it clicked with me. It somehow subconsciously made sense and I knew that I had found something that might actually change the way I WAS, and unknowingly but much more importantly, change the way I viewed myself.
Over the next 8 months, I almost religiously followed the exercises in the book. I learned more about myself and the world around me in those eight months than I have in the past ten years, at least it feels that way.
To cut a long story short, I still have anxiety, but on a scale of 1-10 it is now a 2 where it was an 7 or an 8 before. Simply put, practicing mindfulness pulls the rug from under anything that bothers you in any way. It teaches you that it's ok to feel any emotion and think any thought because that is what is already here. It teaches you to accept those things, and in the process of doing that, those horrible horrible things lose their power over you, and you can begin to heal.
To anyone suffering from emotional pain of any sort, please let me be an example to you that you don't have to be controlled by these terrible feelings. Learn to accept them as they are, and they will go away by themselves.
This book is a great way to start. Please consider
He is out now and still practices and refers to it everyday and said it is great for stress relief.
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