Notice: This is a SUMMARY of “Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness” by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Jon Kabat-Zinn's “Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness” is a program on how to reduce stress through mindfulness. The book, which gave rise to a whole field in medicine and psychology, explains how to combine proven medical techniques with the practice of meditation and yoga. Pain is feedback from our body. In this way, it tells us where the disorder or damage has occurred. Our consciousness has a direct impact on physical and emotional health, so it is important to learn how to control it. The goal of the program is to restore the balance between body and mind, harmonize your condition, increase immunity, and learn how to heal yourself. The book includes simple, very applicable meditation exercises. They will help the reader cope with even chronic pain, and by regularly putting these methods to use can improve quality of life.