Full Catastrophe Living is a manual for helping you to develop your own personal meditation practice and for 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, where he uses mindfulness to help thousands of people cope with stress, anxiety, pain and illness.It provides easy-to-follow meditation techniques, a detailed eight-week practice schedule and dozens of success stories to show you how to use mindfulness to cope with a wide range of problems, including medical symptoms, physical and emotional pain, anxiety and panic, time pressures, relationships, work, food and events in the outside world.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 his or her limitations and move towards greater levels of health and well being.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also the founding director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in various venues around the world. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT in 1971 in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate, Salvador Luria.He is the author of numerous bestselling books about mindfulness and meditation. Overall, his books have been translated into over 30 languages.
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