Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn


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Since its initial publication fifteen years ago, Full Catastrophe Living has sold over 400,000 copies worldwide. It is established as an excellent beginner's guide to meditation and as the bible for a mind/body movement.

This practical, step-by-step guide is based on an eight-week programme called mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), which Jon Kabat-Zinn created at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Boston. This fifteenth anniversary edition includes an expanded bibliography and resources section and a new introduction.

This book enables you to develop your own stress management programme and provides easy-to-follow meditation techniques, an eight-week practice schedule, dozens of success stories along with all the latest research findings.  It will assist you in discovering how mindfulness will help you cope with a wide range of problems, physical and emotional pain, medical symptoms, anxiety and panic, time pressures, relationships and work in the outside world.

About the author: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is a writer, scientist and meditation teacher. He is Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was the founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and founder and former director of its world-renown Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic. His pioneering research on mind/body interactions for healing and on clinical applications of mindfulness meditation for people managing chronic pain and stress-related disorders. His work has won numerous awards and has contributed to a growing movement of mindfulness into many mainstream institutions.