You are not your pain : using mindfulness to relieve pain, reduce stress, and restore well-being---an eight-week program / Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman
Book | Flatiron Books | 2015 | First U.S. edition.
Available at FVTC General Collection (RB127.B86 2015)
First U.S. edition.
xv, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in)
"First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Piatkus under the title Mindfulness for health"--Title page verso.
Accompanying CD includes eight meditations.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-219) and index.
"Pain, suffering, and stress can be intolerable, but it doesn't have to be this way. You Are Not Your Pain reveals a simple set of mindfulness-based practices that you can incorporate into daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers and enhance the body's natural healing systems. It also significantly reduces the anxiety, stress, depression, irritability, exhaustion, and insomnia that often accompanies chronic pain and illness. Developed by two authors who have themselves struggled with the severe pain of serious injuries, this accessible book reveals the eight-week program that will quickly melt away your suffering. Taking just 10-20 minutes per day, it is a simple yet effective way to soothe some of the most common causes of pain such as back problems, arthritis, and migraines. It is also effective for people undergoing chemotherapy, or suffering from heart disease, diabetes, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, and many other causes of severe and chronic pain. Accompanied by a CD of12 meditations, readers will quickly learn to dissolve suffering by soothing the brain's pain networks. It will help you to live life fully once again"-- Provided by publisher.
Every moment is a new chance -- What you resist persists -- Introducing the mindfulness program -- Week one: wild horses -- Week two: you are not your thoughts -- Week three: learning to respond, rather than react -- Week four: watching your suffering and stress dissolve -- Week five: the pleasure of small things -- Week six: "the tender gravity of kindness" -- Week seven: you are not alone -- Week eight: life lives through you.
Penman, Danny, 1966-
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