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Full Catastrophe Living, Revised Edition: How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Prose: non-fiction, Mind, Body, Spirit, Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation

A revised and updated edition of the bestselling Full Catastrophe Living

FULL CATASTROPHE LIVING is a manual for developing your own personal meditation practice and learning how to use mindfulness to promote improved health and healing in your own life. It is based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's highly acclaimed stress reduction programme at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, where he uses mindfulness to help thousands of people cope with stress, anxiety, pain and illness.

This book will enable you to develop your own stress management programme. It provides easy-to-follow meditation techniques, a detailed eight-week practice schedule, dozens of success stories, plus the latest research findings.

This new edition has been revised and updated to include the latest research in support of mindfulness-based programmes and their effectiveness for stress reduction, symptom regulation and emotional balance. It is a practical guide for anyone, well or ill, who seeks to transcend their limitations and move towards greater levels of health and well being.

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Praise for Full Catastrophe Living, Revised Edition: How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation

  • I cannot recommend this highly enough as an accessible, effective antidote to anxiety, panic and other stress-related disorders - The Times - Dr Cecilia D'felice

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Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also the founding director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in various venues around the world. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT in 1971 in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate, Salvador Luria.

He is the author of numerous bestselling books about mindfulness and meditation. Overall, his books have been translated into over 30 languages.

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