Discover how mindfulness can transform your relationship to pain and suffering, with Jon Kabat-Zinn
We know that practicing mindfulness in everyday life can help us reduce stress and cultivate deep, embodied well-being--but what about its effects on physical and emotional pain, especially when it seems overwhelming or unrelenting?
Jon Kabat-Zinn developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to help medical patients with ongoing pain conditions who were not responding to conventional therapies. Since then, the practices of MBSR have become world-renowned for their effectiveness in pain management. With Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief
, Kabat-Zinn provides a range of evidence-based mindfulness meditation practices that anyone can apply gently and effectively to even the most intense forms of pain and suffering. Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief
is a soothing program with guided meditations and teachings. It opens with an overview of seven fundamental attitudes we can develop to cultivate mindfulness in relationship to chronic pain and its incessant challenges, and follows with concepts and practices including: mindful breathing, working with intense sensations, befriending thoughts and emotions, finding refuge in awareness, and bringing mindfulness into every life.
For anyone tired of suffering from the challenges that chronic pain presents to living a full and appreciative life, this is a welcome guide.
About the Author
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society in 1995, and its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic in 1979. He is the author of 14 books, including the bestsellers Full Catastrophe Living; Wherever You Go, There You Are; and Mindfulness for Beginners.