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Title: Full catastrophe living : using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Jon Kabat-Zin

Description: Full Catastrophe Living provides an introduction to a body of mindfulness-based meditation practices aimed at cultivating a greater sense of awareness in the face of all of life's events. Particularly, the author looks at how mindfulness can be used to confront stress, illness, and disease. He argues for a shift in how we understand health and well being, an approach which aims to integrate the partially fragmented approach to health practiced in many medical settings. (Zach Rowinski 2005-03-04)

Publisher Place: New York, NY
Publisher: Dell Publishing
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 1990
Subject: Meditation research
Stress reduction
Mindfulness meditation
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
Mind-body medicine
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Contemplative Practices -- Mindfulness Meditation
Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Clinical Studies on Meditation
Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Mindfulness Based Interventions
Cultural Coverage: United States
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
Language: English
Series 2 editor:

Table of Contents: Preface / Thich Nhat Hanh -- Forward / Joan Borysenko -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: stress, pain, and illness: facing the full catastrophe -- Pt. 1 The practice of mindfulness: paying attention : 1. You have only moments to live ; 2. The foundations of mindfulness practice: attitudes and commitment ; 3. The power of breathing: your unsuspected ally in the healing process ; 4. Sitting meditation: nourishing the domain of being ; 5. Being in your body: the body-scan technique ; 6. Cultivating strength, balance, and flexibility: yoga is meditation ; 7. Walking meditation ; 8. A day of mindfulness ; 9. Really doing what you're doing: mindfulness in daily life ; 10. Getting started in the practice -- pt. 2 The paradigm: a new way of thinking about health and illness : 11. Introduction to the paradigm -- 12. Glimpses of wholeness, delusions of separateness ; 13. On healing ; 14. Doctors, patients, and people: moving toward a unified perspective on health and illness ; 15. Mind and body: evidence that beliefs, attitudes, thoughts, and emotions can harm or heal ; 16. Connectedness -- Pt. 3 Stress : 17. Stress ; 18. Change: one thing you can be sure of ; 19. Stuck in stress reactivity ; 20. Responding to stress instead of reacting -- pt. 4 The applications: taking on the full catastrophe : 21. Working with symptoms: listening to your body -- 22. Working with your physical pain: your pain is not you -- 23. More on pain ; 24. Working with emotional pain: your pain is not you . . . but there is much you can do to heal it ; 25. Working with fear, panic, and anxiety ; 26. Time and time stress ; 27. Sleep and sleep stress ; 28. People stress ; 29. Role stress ; 30. Work stress ; 31. Food stress ; 32. World stress -- pt. 5 The way of awareness : 33. New beginnings ; 34. Keeping up the formal practice ; 35. Keeping up the informal practice ; 36. The way of awareness -- Appendix: Awareness calendars ; Reading list ; Index ; Tape ordering information

ISBN/ISSN: 0385303122
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
Resource Type: Book (single author)
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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-03-25 14:55:19
Date Last Modified: 2006-05-15 16:48:48
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