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9781611800005

Being Well (Even When You're Sick)

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  • ISBN13:

    9781611800005

  • ISBN10:

    1611800005

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-06-12
  • Publisher: Shambhala

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Summary

Maintaining a state of well-being and equanimity in the midst of serious disease is a challenge, but mindfulness can help make it possible. It is a process of bringing a fierce but loving attention to everythingthat arises in our mind and body. The simple techniques Elana Rosenbaum presents here are the same ones she uses with the people in her practice of mindfulness-based psychotherapy and stress reduction-and that she uses herself as a cancer survivor. These are methods that offer proof positive that it is indeed possible not only to "have a life" while you're seriously ill, but that the life can include satisfaction, ease, and happiness. This book includes a downloadable companion 60-minute audio program with seven simple mindfulness practices.

Author Biography

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW, is a senior teacher at the renowned Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she worked with Jon Kabat-Zinn as one of the early teachers of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Mindfulnessp. 3
Taking Control: Setting Goals and Intentionsp. 9
Commitmentp. 17
Making Practice Practicalp. 25
Befriending the Body: Discovering What's Right Rather than Wrongp. 37
Meeting Painp. 49
Accepting Changep. 57
Anxietyp. 67
Stressp. 75
Copingp. 87
Kindness and Compassionp. 97
Thoughts on Thinkingp. 107
Decisionsp. 119
Loss and Griefp. 129
Gratitudep. 141
Enoughp. 149
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