- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Piatkus (5 Sept. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 074995924X
- ISBN-13: 978-0749959241
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.2 x 23.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (193 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing Paperback – 5 Sep 2013
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A beautiful and compassionate book, Mindfulness for Health will put you back in touch with the extraordinary person you already are (Professor Mark Williams, University of Oxford)
This book provides an extremely effective and elegant mind-body approach to healing . . . Highly recommended (Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, author of Full Catastrophe Living and Coming to Our Senses)
In a world of much suffering, this book is a gift of wisdom and practical help (Professor Paul Gilbert, PhD, OBE, author of The Compassionate Mind and Mindful Compassion, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, UK)
If you have chronic pain or another persistent health problem, if you struggle, feel stuck or feel alone, read and follow this book. It will encourage, guide and liberate you (Lance M. McCracken, PhD, Professor of Behavioural Medicine, King's College London)
An excellent resource for people in the community who live with pain and long-term health conditions, and also for those health-care professionals who support them (Peter Moore, co-author of the Pain Toolkit)
Through simple exercises, well explained and prepared . . . they guide the reader through the principles and practice of mindfulness applied to pain, and towards self-understanding, gentle control and connectedness (Dr Amanda C de C Williams, Reader in Clinical Health Psychology, University College London)
Vidyamala and Danny have written an inspiring book . . . It is alive with heart-warming stories and practical and engaging ways of managing your distress and finding more joy, peace, wisdom and compassion for yourself and others - from day one of this excellent programme. It is a guidebook for thriving and not just surviving each day (Timothea Goddard, MBSR teacher, Psychotherapist - Openground, Australia)
Mindfulness for Health offers those who struggle with the painful loss of health much support to become more alive and compassionate and not trapped by pain and ill health. This truly resourceful book will help people grow their own sense of self . . . and lessen their suffering (Dr Frances Cole, GP, Pain Rehabilitation Specialist and CBT therapist, Leeds Community Trust, Spinal Pain Management Service, UK)
Thoughtful and practical . . . This will be an important resource for the mindfulness community (Dr Elizabeth Foley, Senior MBCT Facilitator & Researcher, Sydney, Australia)
Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman . . . show how the benefits of mindfulness can bring a different kind of healing so that the mind-body can be calmed, focused, refreshed and renewed (Liz Lobb, Professor of Palliative Care, Sydney, Australia)
Mindfulness offers a distinctly compassionate and authentic way to reconcile our experiences of pain . . . I would really encourage you to give yourself eight weeks with this book. You will be rewarded with a profound change (Dr Margaret Macky, FAFOEM, Occupational Medicine Specialist, New Zealand)
Meeting pain with the "tender gravity of kindness" is courageous and transformative. Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman "walk the talk"; they invite people suffering pain to reclaim their lives through this accessible, personal, wise and eminently commonsensical guide (Willem Kuyken, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Exeter)
A new book and CD/audio download package by bestselling Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world co-author Dr Danny Penman and Vidyamala Burch, co-founder of Breathworks. It contains a practical programme for relieving pain, managing illness and boosting wellbeing with mindfulness meditation which has been clinically proven to be as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers in relieving pain and managing chronic illness. Foreword by Professor Mark Williams.See all Product Description
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This was at a time in my life where I had unwittingly become addicted to prescription pain killers and lost all hope after losing my healthcare professional job, largely due to not being able to manage my pain levels adequately during the day. All healthcare professionals, including my Surgeon and my GP, seemed to have 'washed their hands' of me, as there was nothing more that they could do for me and I went through a period of unemployment and deep depression.
Many times I thought about giving up, however this amazing book and the eight week meditation program contained within it, gradually began to give me a renewed sense of hope that there might be a life worth living ahead of me. Even if I could not concentrate very well due to my pain, I would listen to the meditations several times over, I find Vidyamalas voice very soothing! Gradually I regained more of a sense of control and gained the strength to get back into employment. I believe in the effectiveness of this program so much that I have recently started the process of working towards becoming a certified Breathworks trainer. It is my dream to get to a position where I too can help other chronic pain sufferers see a way forward and start to relive their life.
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Brilliant resource for the more academic Mindfulness practitionerPublished 4 days ago by Mrs Linda Duckworth
This book is more like a course. It takes you step by step through everything you need to know to learn how to meditate and be mindful. The CD with it has 8 different meditations. Read morePublished 5 days ago by S N Maguire
Not good couldn't get a grip with it , it was very hard to understand .Published 1 month ago by miss stephanie paul
I cannot overstate how much mindfulness has helped me cope with living with chronic pain and this book is clear and easy to read, one of the best I've found on the subject! Read morePublished 1 month ago by MR ANTHONY C MOONEY
brilliant book. when i did the body scan for the first time i felt zonked out. it really relaxed me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by susan
I am finding this book and accompanying CD excellent. Vidyamala's voice is very calming and the authors understand what it's like trying to cope with chronic pain. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LCH
Best tenner I ever spent! Brilliant book with a lovely tone and nicely broken down into achievable exercises. Worked wonders for my migraine management and general mood. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ms. R. Smeeth