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Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition)

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The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years.

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Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work—which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology—shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing.

By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks.

This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world.

"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.

"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., Institute for Healthcare Improvement

"This book presents the lessons of ten years of clinical experience with more than 4,000 people who took an eight-week course known as the Stress Reduction and Relaxation Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Kabat-Zinn lays out the attitudinal foundation of mindfulness which includes non-judging, patience, beginner's mind, trust, non-striving, acceptance, and letting go. He then presents insights into the power of breathing, sitting meditation, body scans, yoga, and walking meditation."     ~Spirituality & Practice

"This book can be described as a door opening both on the dharma (from the side of the world) and on the world (from the side of the dharma). When the dharma is really taking care of the problems of life, it is true dharma. And this is what I appreciate most about this book."    ~Thich Nhat Hanh

"Learning how to stop all your doing and shift over to a 'being' mode, learning how to make time for yourself, how to slow down and nurture calmness and self-acceptance in yourself, learning to observe what your own mind is up to from moment to moment, how to watch your thoughts and how to let go of them without getting so caught up and driven by them, how to make room for new ways of seeing old problems and for perceiving the interconnectednes of things, these are some of the lessons of mindfulness."

Author Kabat-Zinn, Jon
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 720 pp.
Publisher Bantam Books 2013
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