Full Catastrophe Living is a manual for developing your own personal meditation practice and learning how to use mindfulness to promote improved health and healing in your own life. It is based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's highly acclaimed stress reduction programme at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, where he uses mindfulness to help thousands of people cope with stress, anxiety, pain and illness.
This book will enable you to develop your own stress management programme. It provides easy-to-follow meditation techniques, a detailed eight-week practice schedule, dozens of success stories, plus the latest research findings.
This new edition has been revised and updated to include the latest research in support of mindfulness-based programmes and their effectiveness for stress reduction, symptom regulation and emotional balance. It is a practical guide for anyone, well or ill, who seeks to transcend their limitations and move towards greater levels of health and well being.
Jon Kabat-Zinn is a scientist, writer and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founding executive director of the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society and founder and former director of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic. He lectures and leads retreats on mindfulness-based stress reduction for health professionals worldwide.
I cannot recommend this highly enough as an accessible, effective antidote to anxiety, panic and other stress-related disorders — Dr Cecilia d'Felice, The Times
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, MD, author of Spontaneous Happiness and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health
With beautiful and compassionate clarity, Jon Kabat-Zinn shows us how to cultivate mindful awareness, to learn from the obstacles that arise in nourishing it, and to recognize its fruits. Updated in the light of the latest evidence, we see clearly the extraordinary transformation in evidence based integrative medicine that his work has brought about throughout the world. The first edition was the turning point in the field ofmedicine for the end of the twentieth century, and this edition will inspire a new generation in the twenty-first. An extraordinary achievement — Mark Williams, PhD, professor of clinical psychology, University of Oxford and bestselling co-author of Mindfulness: Finding peace in a frantic world
Full Catastrophe Living is a classic, launching and sustaining an extraordinary worldwide surge of interest in the healing powers of mindfulness. With generosity and compassion, Jon Kabat-Zinn offers superbly skilful guidance on the practices of mindfulness, wise and heartful advice on responding mindfully to a wide range of stresses, and a deep knowledge of supporting scientific research. Please read this revolutionary book — John Teasdale, Ph.D., co-author of The Mindful Way Through Depression, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, and The Mindful Way Workbook
A wonderful treasure! Full of immense practical wisdom, kind heart, and revolutionary science, this book has changed medicine, science, and psychology — Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., author of A Path with Heart
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