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Full Catastrophe Living: How to Cope with Stress, Pain and Illness Using Mindfulness Meditation Paperback – 31 Dec 1996
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"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"
"A wonderful guidebook for those of us who choose life and healing . . . I hope you all make that choice and read the book."--Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., author of "Love, Medicine & Miracles"
"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 "Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease"
To say that this wise, deep book is helpful to those who face the challenges of human crisis would be a vast understatement. It is essential, unique, and, above all, fundamentally healing. Donald M. Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
One of the great classics of mind/body medicine. Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom
A book for everyone . . . Jon Kabat-Zinn has done more than any other person on the planet to spread the power of mindfulness to the lives of ordinary people and major societal institutions. Richard J. Davidson, founder and chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin Madison
This is the ultimate owner s manual for our lives. What a gift! Amy Gross, former editor in chief, O: The Oprah Magazine
I first read Full Catastrophe Living in my early twenties and it changed my life. Chade-Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow of Google and author of Search Inside Yourself
Jon Kabat-Zinn s classic work on the practice of mindfulness to alleviate stress and human suffering stands the test of time, a most useful resource and practical guide. I recommend this new edition enthusiastically to doctors, patients, and anyone interested in learning to use the power of focused awareness to meet life s challenges, whether great or small. Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Happiness and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health
How wonderful to have a new and updated version of this classic book that invited so many of us down a path that transformed our minds and awakened us to the beauty of each moment, day-by-day, through our lives. This second edition, building on the first, is sure to become a treasured sourcebook and traveling companion for new generations who seek the wisdom to live full and fulfilling lives. Diana Chapman Walsh, Ph.D., president emerita of Wellesley College
In this brilliant and comprehensive book, Jon Kabat-Zinn shares the depth of his meditation experience and the breadth of its application in the world. Through concise and extremely pragmatic meditation exercises, the wealth of science explaining the benefits, and the many compelling personal stories, Full Catastrophe Living offers the way to a balanced and mindful life. Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening and One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism
This book challenges each American to slow down and pay attention to the power of their own mind and the impact it has on our physical and emotional health. By actively participating in your own health and wellness you will, by extension, increase the health and wellness of our country. As Jon Kabat-Zinn teaches us how to heal our body and boost our immune system, we can actively contribute to the healing of our body politic and strengthen our nation s ability to attack the many challenges of our time. Join us in this quiet revolution! It has the potential to transform our country from the inside out, one courageous American at a time. Congressman Tim Ryan, 13th district, Ohio, author of A Mindful Nation"
"To say that this wise, deep book is helpful to those who face the challenges of human crisis would be a vast understatement. It is essential, unique, and, above all, fundamentally healing."--Donald M. Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
About the Author
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, as well as founder and former director of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic. He is the author of Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness; Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life; Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness; and co-author, with his wife, Myla, of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. He lectures and leads retreats on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for health professionals worldwide. He received a Pioneer in Integrative Medicine award from the Bravewell Collaborative in 2007 and the 2008 Mind & Brain Prize from the Center for Cognitive Science at the University of Turin, Italy. His books are in print in more than thirty languages. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
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Grounded in scientific research, Jon Kabat-Zinn explores the connections between mind and body to the point where there is no longer any obvious division between the two. This book offers the reader access to a new way of living that is rooted in mindfulness. The instructions offered are easy to understand. This book is primarily intended for those facing chronic or terminal illness or emotional pain, but it can really benefit a far more general audience - those who want to live their lives more fully.
Which is all the more remarkable when you consider that the book is basically a training manual for the 8 week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course. As such It wouldn’t be surprising if you found this book gathering dust on the book shelves of a few health professionals or psychotherapists. But its reach, to date ;(it has sold over 500,000 copies), tells a completely different story.
Reading the endorsements at the start of the book from countless leaders in fields as diverse as psychology, politics, education, business consultancy, religions and neuroscience, you get the impression that this is a book that has made a significant impact on Western culture and is well worth the read.
This is just as well; because the book is over 600 pages long and is packed full of thought provoking material. Thankfully JKZ’s writing style is warm, accessible and free from complex language. He succeeds in keeping things really simple and practical.
As well as taking us through the 8 week MBSR program step by step, JKZ shares with us the personal and often inspiring stories from the twenty or so years he himself led the courses at the UMASS MBSR clinic. This is why, even though the book is a manual, it isn’t dry. It speaks to the heart. I wouldn’t call this book – easy reading. It is at times demanding to read about the different stresses we face and the debilitating effects of living in pain etc. But there is so much compassion for our plight and belief in our potential for turning things around that it is exciting and compelling to read.
And if having your heartstrings played doesn’t do it for you - then the mountains of evidence summarized and discussed in the new edition as to the effectiveness of the program should make you a true believer. You can feel JKZ’s excitement and joy when he describes the compelling new evidence, now pouring out of esteemed academic and scientific establishments worldwide, which validate what he alone dared to dream back in 1979. That we all have the wisdom and strength to live fuller, more meaningful lives if we pay attention to what actually is.
So much more is taken in as you lay drowsing at night listening to the advice read clearly by the author. They say that information retention is enhanced just before sleeping and I can vouch for this so the chance to hear the worthwhile book instead of reading it was invaluable.
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