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Full Catastrophe Living Audiobook

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness [Audiobook]

It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us - sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned mindfulness-based stress-reduction program, this groundbreaking audiobook shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind, and spirit.
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It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us - sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned mindfulness-based stress-reduction program, this groundbreaking audiobook shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind, and spirit.

By using the practices described within, you can learn to manage chronic pain resulting from illness and/or stress-related disorders, discover the roles that anger and tension play in heart disease, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve overall quality of life and relationships through mindfulness meditation and mindful yoga. More timely than ever before, Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well, the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in today's world.

©2007 Jon Kabat-Zinn; (P)2007 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A practical guide not only to mindfulness meditation and healing, but daily life." (Joseph Goldstein, author of One Dharma)
"Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn eloquently explains the power of paying attention and increasing awareness. I strongly recommend this book for everyone who wants to begin healing [to] their life." (Dean Ornish, M.D.)

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    Uma ATHENS, OH, United States 06-01-15
    Uma ATHENS, OH, United States 06-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Doesn't come with the meditation audio!"

    Buy the book instead - don't waste your money on an incomplete product. The entire book talks about this powerful 8-week mindfulness program designed by Kabat-Zinn, and the wonderful clinic where people come to practice. The attendees are given audio recordings, which they use to meditate 45-60 minutes/day for 6 days a week for 8 weeks. In fact, Kabat-Zinn says in this very audiobook recording - 'refer to such and such meditation on CDs 2 and 4'.

    Buyer beware - this audiobook purchase does NOT come with the all-important guided meditation audio. Clearly, it's supposed to. The entire book is designed around the 8-week program. But somehow, the production of the audiobook failed to include the heart and soul of this whole thing. Very disappointing. I wish I had known! I would have just bought the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Scarborough, ON, Canada 03-13-14
    Scott Scarborough, ON, Canada 03-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Enough to wet your appetite"
    What did you love best about Full Catastrophe Living?

    This is a good primer on the concept of mindfulness as a stress reduction tool. Is brief and concise enough to give you a basic understanding of what it is all about. You won't come away an expert or perhaps even at best, only a dabbler but it does a good enough job to make you want to learn more.


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    Denise 10-25-10
    Denise 10-25-10

    I'm in the Lyme light now !

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    "Read and live at peace this will show you how to d"

    If every person of power in this world read this book there would be no more wars, there would be no more hatred or disagreements because people would be caring and know how to help not hurt. Wow, what a great way to be, now, in the moment, not tomorrow, not yesterday, not even 10 minutes ago, just in the now

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Louisville, Ky, United States 08-31-12
    Amazon Customer Louisville, Ky, United States 08-31-12
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    "Jon Kabat-Zinn is superb."
    If you could sum up Full Catastrophe Living in three words, what would they be?

    Jon Kabat-Zinn explains how to begin to practice mindfulness and tells reasons why this practice is beneficial.


    Have you listened to any of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Currently I am listening to Jon's Mindfulness Pain Reduction. This is my favorite since I need knee replacements and pain is constant. I have been able to reduce my pain medication.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy V Billings, MT 04-23-16
    Nancy V Billings, MT 04-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Helped me when other meditation techniques did not"

    I have gone all-out in TM, guru-led yoga and as many other calming techniques as I could find. All went by the wayside due to what I saw as my own weaknesses. This has the opposite message and effect. This helps me as I am, in my life as it is. I finally want to be myself, and use these ideas to make that work best...not to transform myself or my life. I don't think this will ever fall by the wayside.

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    John Galt 04-22-16
    John Galt 04-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent blend of substance and delivery."

    if you are seeking get a deeper understanding of minedfulness5 this is the resources for you.

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    "this book is enlightening, empowering, inspiring"

    I feel hopeful and confident about taking responsibility for my health and creating a culture of wellness in my family.

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    Andy Giannakakis 03-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "essential reading"

    Great for artists, designers, and others who find themselves living within their ideas and mind

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    Chelly 02-25-16
    Chelly 02-25-16

    Rkey

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    "A New World"
    What did you love best about Full Catastrophe Living?

    The authors reading voice is pleasant to listen to. He speaks slowly and clearly and in a relaxed calm manner which makes for effective and enjoyable listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There are short real life examples and practical exercises and suggestions for living in the moment on a regular basis. There are suggestions for meditating which are deceptively simple, as with all things it is the regular practice that will prove helpful.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Jon Kabat-Zinn has used this program with people who are chronically sick and in need of a quiet place to go in their heads to find peace. His insight and knowledge into this process using meditation is invaulauble and a guiding light for anyone seeking peace, self knowledge and compassionate insight into themselves and others.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. This is a long audio book and the end contains specific exercises. I listened to it in 1.5 hour sessions over the course of a few weeks.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have experienced the insight and calm that regular meditation practice can bring and the benefits to those who live with you, this book will motivate you further in your practice. If you are interested in meditation, this is a great place to learn and start. The author is not out to promote any specific religious teaching or spiritual practice, it is all about seeking a peace and silence in ones mind and from there an ability to find calm especially when life throws a curve ball.During my listening of this audio book I found myself transported to 'A new world' several mornings in a row. I realized this was living in the moment, appreciating the sounds of the birds, the colours of leaves and bark on trees. I was alive! The book has alerted me to how much of my life I am not really living, I am in the past, the future or a fantasy world, and am therefore missing my own life. How many of us are guilty of this? If you want to experience being truly awake and alive, this book can shine a light on one pathway there.

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    Mark E. Knapp 02-18-16
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    "Clear and concise."

    A comprehensive guide to mindfulness meditation. Well read by the author, easy to listen to and follow. This is a work that will be revisited many times.

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