Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief: Guided Practices for Reclaiming Your Body and Your Life

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If you're reading this, chances are that your life, or the life of someone you know, is shaped by pain—and by the physical and emotional suffering that usually accompany it. The good news: Jon Kabat-Zinn and his colleagues have helped thousands of people learn to use the power of mindfulness to transform their relationship to pain and suffering, and to discover new degrees of freedom for living with greater ease and quality of life. Now, with Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief, the man who brought mindfulness...

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Overview

If you're reading this, chances are that your life, or the life of someone you know, is shaped by pain—and by the physical and emotional suffering that usually accompany it. The good news: Jon Kabat-Zinn and his colleagues have helped thousands of people learn to use the power of mindfulness to transform their relationship to pain and suffering, and to discover new degrees of freedom for living with greater ease and quality of life. Now, with Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief, the man who brought mindfulness into mainstream medicine presents these approaches for working gently and effectively with even the most trying of circumstances.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591797401
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Format: CD
  • Sales rank: 197,452
  • Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 5.86 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Featured in Bill Moyer's PBS Special Healing and the Mind, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. is executive director at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He is the founder and former director of the UMMC Stress Reduction Clinic and an associate professor of medicine in the division of preventive and behavioral medicine. Using mindfulness meditation, Kabat-Zinn works to help people reduce stress and deal with chronic pain, and a variety of illnesses, particularly breast cancer. He was a trainer for the 1984 U.S. Men's Olympic Rowing Team and is especially interested in reducing the stress-related problems in the inner city and in prison populations. Kabat-Zinn's books include: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (1991); Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (1994) and Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (1997), which was co-authored with his wife, Myla.
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  • Posted March 27, 2010

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    Good all-purpose mindfulness training

    I became interested in mindfulness meditation initially for stress relief. It's a God send. I bought this CD set because I have arthritis and have varying degrees of pain from it. These CDs specifically address living with pain. It is interesting because when I focus on the pain, it seems to disappear. There is good instruction on this CD simply for mindfulness meditation in general. I find that a new instruction CD is often a good way to renew my practice and increase focus. In Jon Kabat-Zinn's years of work dedicated to teaching mindfulness to those with terminal illness, chronic pain, and heart disease, he has perfected a soothing delivery.

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