Being Well (Even When You?re Sick): Mindfulness Practices for People with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses

Being Well (Even When You?re Sick): Mindfulness Practices for People with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses

by Elana Rosenbaum
     
 

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Mindfulness is a quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is. This book presents simple mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques and insights for people with cancer and other serious illnesses. The message is that it is possible to be well and to feel at ease even when one is sick. The book provides guidance

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Mindfulness is a quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is. This book presents simple mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques and insights for people with cancer and other serious illnesses. The message is that it is possible to be well and to feel at ease even when one is sick. The book provides guidance readers can use throughout treatment and beyond to reduce stress and to cultivate a sense of courage, appreciation of life as it is, and even happiness. The author, a psychotherapist, cancer survivor, and longtime teacher of mindfulness techniques, writes with compassion and wisdom, and has created a book that will be a practical companion for anyone coping with the emotional challenges of dealing with cancer or other serious illness. Includes a downloadable companion 60-minute audio program with five simple mindfulness practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834827943
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
220 KB

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Meet the Author

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW, is a leader in the clinical application of mindfulness meditation to cancer care. After she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1995, her ability to embody mindfulness in the face of adversity led to the development of a mindfulness-based intervention for bone marrow transplant patients at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Emory University, and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She is adjunct faculty at the renowned Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she worked with Jon Kabat-Zinn as one of the pioneering teachers. She's been educating patients and healthcare professionals in mindfulness for over twenty-five years. Elana has a private practice in psychotherapy in Worcester, Massachusetts, and is a sought-after teacher, speaker, workshop leader, and research consultant.

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