Summary of Full Catastrophe Living
From the book: FULL CATASTROPHE LIVING (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. Copyright © 1990, 2013 by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Published by Bantam Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Random House LLC
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Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s perspective and straight-forward teachings on mindfulness are as important today as when he published the first edition of his book in 1990. The second edition was published in 2013 – thoroughly updated and revised. If you work under pressure, multitask, or feel overwhelmed and stressed, Kabat-Zinn can teach you how to slow down and use mindfulness to experience calmness and a sense of well-being. He offers tools for relaxing and interacting more authentically with others. This summary focuses on his teachings as they apply to easing work-related stress, but he offers many other applications of mindfulness. He goes into depth about reducing the difficulties of living with chronic pain and illness, as well as many different forms of stress. This revised and updated self-help classic offers a wealth of research-supported guidance you can implement immediately. getAbstract recommends this manual for its valuable, effective and doable quality-of-life methods and techniques.
About the Author
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is a founder of the mindfulness movement. Numerous hospitals throughout the world use his mindfulness-based stress reduction program (MBSR). He is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founder of MBSR and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
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1 month agoReally nice read. Clearly, the book itself is worth a look.
“It is not that mindfulness is the ‘answer’ to all life’s problems. Rather, it is that all life’s problems can be seen more clearly through the lens of a clear mind.”
6 years agoThis is one clear instance of the West seeking to appropriate timeless Eastern wisdom for itself.
Mindfulness is the essence of what Gautama the Buddha discovered or re-discovered 2500 years ago.
The time tested way to get mindfulness into one's DNA is to take a 10 day residential program of re-training the mind to experience the ultimate reality as re-discovered by Gautama. Conquest of the Ego by the realisation of ANICCA - ANICCA - ANICCA
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