Full Catastrophe Living

Full Catastrophe Living

Using the Wisdom of your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

Book - 1990
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Stress. It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us: sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this groundbreaking book shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind, and spirit. By using the practices described within, you can learn to manage chronic pain resulting from illness and/or stress related disorders…discover the roles that anger and tension play in heart disease… reduce anxiety and feelings of panic…improve overall quality of life and relationships through mindfulness meditation and mindful yoga. More timely than ever before , Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well, the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in today's world.
Publisher: New York : Dell Publishing, c1990.
ISBN: 9780385303125
0385303122
Characteristics: xxiii, 467 p. ;,24 cm.

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WVMLlibrarianCathy Sep 29, 2015

A comprehensive introduction to the mindfullness-based stress reduction, which is used to help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain and illness. This book can be used in tandem with the "Guided Mindfulness Meditation" CDs to develop one's own eight week mindfullness program.

SCLOWATER Jul 24, 2012

Really liked this book. I took a course on Mindfulness with my family doctor & she used this book for the course. Lots of useful information on how the practise of Mindfulness can reduce stress & illness.

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4.5/5 51 amazon reviews

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WVMLlibrarianCathy Sep 30, 2015

"I keep coming back to one line from the movie of Nikos Kazantzakis's novel Zorba the Greek. Zorba's young companion turns to him at a certain point and inquires, 'Zorba, have you ever been married?' to which Zorba replies (paraphrasing somewhat) 'Am I not a man? Of course I've been married. Wife, house, kids, everything . . . the full catastrophe!'

"It was not meant to be a lament, nor does it mean that being married or having children is a catastrophe. Zorba's response embodies a supreme appreciation for the richness of life and the inevitability of all its dilemmas, sorrows, tragedies and ironies. His way is to 'dance' in the gale of the full catastrophe, to celebrate life, to laugh with it and at himself, even in the face of personal failure and defeat. In doing so, he is never weighed down for long, never ultimately defeated either by the world or by his own considerable folly. "

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