Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

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by Joan Borysenko
     
 

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Based on Dr. Borysenko’s groundbreaking work nearly twenty years ago at the Mind/Body Clinic in Boston, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind continues to be a classic in the field, with time-tested tips on how to take control of your own physical and emotional wellbeing. The clinic’s dramatic success with thousands of patients-with conditions

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Based on Dr. Borysenko’s groundbreaking work nearly twenty years ago at the Mind/Body Clinic in Boston, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind continues to be a classic in the field, with time-tested tips on how to take control of your own physical and emotional wellbeing. The clinic’s dramatic success with thousands of patients-with conditions ranging from allergies to cancer-offers vivid proof of the effectiveness of the mind/body approach to health and its power to transform your life. Here are tips on how to elicit the mind’s powerful relaxation response to boost your immune system, cope with chronic pain, and alleviate symptoms of a host of stress-related illnesses. Updated with the recent developments in the field, the new edition is a must-have for anyone interested in taking an active role in healing himself or herself.

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Library Journal
Borysenko, co-founder and director of the Mind/Body Clinic at New England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School, describes the clinic's ten-week program for learning to ``mind the body'' through a medical synthesis of neurology, immunology, and psychology. She provides step-by-step instructions to the clinic's techniques while suggesting how they can be adapted for individual use. Combining meditation, breath control and stretching exercises, and mindfulness, and drawn from work with patients aged 17 to 93, these techniques help ease the stress of illnessparticularly illness caused by stressby exploiting the body's natural capacity for healing. Readers who master them can achieve an admirable balance between inner self and environment. Jodith Janes, Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738211169
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
11/12/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
288,747
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., is the author of thirteen books, including A Woman’s Book of Life, Saying Yes to Change, and Inner Peace for Busy People. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Minding the Body, Mending the Mind (Large Print 16pt) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really saying nothing new but it is said in a new way and it has helped me and others that I have given it to.. common response from my friends was why did I not read this sooner.. it answers so much.. the bottom line is that it helps with your attitude and the ability to deal with life.. definately a thumbs up book... very glad I purchased it and it is a much easier read than the title might lead you to believe..
Guest More than 1 year ago
With all due respect, ignore the Psychology Today review and buy this book. It is a gift to people who have exhausted the limitations of Western medicine and simply want to be healed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the Mind-Body connection that she was able to make as well as her determination to make that stand.
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