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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]

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Trini 12-01-15 Member Since 2014

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    the beginning of a profound change in my mind and life.... thankful to have found this book... it addresses the very issues that I have been battling but with a simple solution that I never would have imagined .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Learning more each practice. Enjoy listening to Dr. Kabat-Zinn's reading his books. Understanding is practice.

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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.


    1 of 1 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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    "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

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    Winston Goldin 05-08-17
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    "A step I the right direction."

    A great introduction to the journey into mindfulness. It has inspired me to delve further into the subject and myself.

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    Les SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 03-29-17
    Les SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 03-29-17

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    "Highly Recommended By A Pain Psychologist"

    This book high List the best way to heal from your chronic pain. This book is your stepping stone into "practicing@ Mindfulness.

    This is one of my most highly recommended books for my patients who are afflicted with chronic pain. The strategies suggested here are not only practical --it is evidenced based!

    Apply the book's steps into creating a daily habit of Mindfulness and see your pain transform before your eyes with a committed practice.

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    Baher Abdulhai 03-17-17
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    "Can be life changing!"

    It takes time to take the content in. It takes time to practice. It helps to read again after a period of practice to retake it in. Then there is a turning point. I am feeling it and I hope it continues.

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    J.W. 01-09-17
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    "very useful"

    This book was very useful for me to manage chronic pain in a different way. Viewing pain in this manner has been more helpful to me than many medical treatments. I can also see how this method would help with stress, anxiety, insomnia and other chronic problems.

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    A. Dates 12-16-16
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    "Helps!! You have to at least this!!!"

    I started listening to this when I had a major flare with my RA. I was in pain. I was stressing about work/life and this takes my mind off everything allowing me to relaxing and sleep. Even on a mega dose of steroids!

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    "very helpful or adjusting to life with pain"
    Has Full Catastrophe Living put you off other books in this genre?

    no


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I think Jon Kabat Zinn should have used a professional voiceover artist


    Any additional comments?

    This is a highly significant book for those who are adjusting to chronic pain. Highly recommended, but the voice is irritating as a its sounds nasal and accented.

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  • Mrs Reshma Pancholi
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    "Beautifully"

    Jon Kabat Zinn's voice and words are therapy in themselves.

    I cried when the book ended. MBSR has really helped me move forward with greater self love.

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    "Life enhancing"

    The master of mindfulness. Essential reading for anyone aiming to develop their practice of being present peacefully and with compassion.

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