Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness (Paperback)

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

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Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, is perhaps the best-known proponent of using meditation to help patients deal with illness. (The somewhat confusing title is from a line in Zorba the Greek in which the title character refers to the ups and downs of family life as “the full catastrophe.”) But this book is also a terrific introduction for anyone who has considered meditating but was afraid it (more…)

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Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 24th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural southern Wyoming, just below the continental divide (long story, that...). Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, many social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises.


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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Healing for the Heart and Head
    I bought this book in the middle of a year-long battle with insomnia–not the typical life-changing trauma that brings many others to this book, but insomnia destroyed me both…

  2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Getting used to the idea
    I am about half way through this book – it was a little bit of a culture shock to get into this way of thinking and acting, but I am enjoying the challenge and think that it has…

  3. 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Full Catastrophe Living
    The book is very detailed regarding how one stress clinic helps their clients. The author has some very good points, but is long winded.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    a modern classic of mindfulness literature
    this book is a classic. it is a readable, deep, and broad presentation of information that is relevant to anyone trying to live mindfully during these frenetic times.

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    No Longer Afraid To Take A Bow!
    This book truly speaks to the mind, body and soul. It is the FULL TILT BOOGIE! Am on the mend thanks to this wonderful book of wisdom.

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Just what the doctor ordered
    I read this book upon my doctor’s recommendation after serious childbirth injuries years ago. After a recent painful accident I purchased my own copy.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Full Catastrophe Living
    Although Jon Kabat-Zinn can be a little verbose at times, he tells a great story. He’s excellent at presenting difficult information in a coprehensible, functional and life…

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    This book keystoned a deep and meaningful change in my life
    Becoming mindful of the variety of situations life brings is the essense of this book. The process of becoming mindful is richly explained, and a thoughtful chapter on the…

  9. 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Comme ci, comme ca
    I’m getting tired of repeating myself. Your service is uniformly good, you charge too much shipping for two or three week delivery, and your products have been completely…

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Mindfulness is bliss
    I am fully enjoying what I have read so far in this book and look forward to implementing it in my life.

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