Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious and Life-Limiting Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion, and Connectedne

Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious and Life-Limiting Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion, and Connectedne

by Susan Bauer-Wu, Joan Halifax

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Overview

A life-limiting illness may have taken hold of your body, but you can still live more fully and openly than ever before. You can enrich your life by exploring ways to make peace with yourself and deepen connections with friends and family. This book will help you reap the benefits of mindfulness and acceptance, one day at a time.

Leaves Falling Gently is a comforting guide to the mindfulness and compassion practices that will help you embrace the present moment, despite your illness. With each simple practice, you’ll deepen your appreciation for the experiences that bring you joy and enhance your capacity for gratitude, generosity, and love. As you work through each personal reflection and guided meditation, you’ll regain the strength to live fully, regardless of the changes and challenges that come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608825547
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 383 KB

About the Author

Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN, integrates her scientific research in mind-body medicine; clinical experience as an oncology, psychiatric, and hospice nurse; and mindfulness meditation practice and teaching to improve the well-being of those affected by medical illnesses and help other health care professionals do the same for their clients. She is the Tussi and John Kluge Endowed Professor in Contemplative End-of-Life Care at the University Of Virginia School Of Nursing in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the President of the Society for Integrative Oncology. She was formerly Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar and associate professor of nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
 
Bauer-Wu is an accomplished researcher and scholar whose work has focused on the effects of chronic stress and the benefits of mindfulness and compassion practices in the face of debilitating illness and other life stress. She has provided significant service and leadership to many national and international organizations, and has earned several esteemed awards. She teaches training programs on mindfulness-based stress reduction and contemplative end-of-life care and facilitates resiliency retreats and workshops for health care professionals, as well as patients and families affected by chronic medical conditions.

Learn more about Bauer-Wu's work at http://www.thrivingtoday.com.
 
Foreword writer Joan Halifax, PhD, is a medical anthropologist, Buddhist teacher, and author of Being with Dying and other books. She is founder, abbot, and head teacher at Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, NM, and director of the Upaya Institute. She has served as visiting faculty and lectured on the subject of death and dying at many academic institutions throughout the United States and abroad.

Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN, integrates her scientific research in mind-body medicine; clinical experience as an oncology, psychiatric, and hospice nurse; and mindfulness meditation practice and teaching to improve the well-being of those affected by medical illnesses and help other health care professionals do the same for their clients. She is the Tussi and John Kluge Endowed Professor in Contemplative End-of-Life Care at the University Of Virginia School Of Nursing in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the President of the Society for Integrative Oncology. She was formerly Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar and associate professor of nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
 
Bauer-Wu is an accomplished researcher and scholar whose work has focused on the effects of chronic stress and the benefits of mindfulness and compassion practices in the face of debilitating illness and other life stress. She has provided significant service and leadership to many national and international organizations, and has earned several esteemed awards. She teaches training programs on mindfulness-based stress reduction and contemplative end-of-life care and facilitates resiliency retreats and workshops for health care professionals, as well as patients and families affected by chronic medical conditions.

Learn more about Bauer-Wu's work at http://www.thrivingtoday.com.


Joan Halifax, PhD, is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and author. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Director of the Upaya Institute. She received her Ph.D in medical anthropology in 1973. Her work for forty years has focused on engaged and applied Buddhism, with an emphasis on end-of-life care and programs for prisoners and the environment. She has served as visiting faculty and lectured on the subject of death and dying at many academic institutions throughout the United States and abroad. She is a Board Member and Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute. The author of many books, including Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death, Dr. Halifax founded the Project on Being with Dying.

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" A friendly introduction to a way of being that can literally and metaphorically give your life back to you." --(Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. Professor of Medicine emeritus, UMass Medical School Author of Full Catastrophe Living and Coming to Our Senses)

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