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by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD

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Jon Kabat-Zinn Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is the founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the .

Jon Kabat-Zinn Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is the founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine. His clinic was featured in 1993 in the public television series Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers.

Jon Kabat-Zinn is a pioneer, THE pioneer of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life(Book & CD)). Jon Kabat-Zinn is a pioneer, THE pioneer of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

Books by Jon Kabat-Zinn. The Coming to Our Senses Series: 2018/2019: In this series of four books, Jon updates the material in his 2005 book, Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness. Each book opens with a brand new foreword. Book 3, The Healing Power of Mindfulness, is about the science of mindfulness and what it known about its potential for handling stress, pain, and illness more effectively, and ultimately, for healing-for coming to terms with things as they are in ways that can be life affirming and transformative, and take us beyond the confines of our own habitual self-centeredness, revealing.

Mindfulness can reveal what is deepest and best in ourselves and bring it to life in very practical and imaginative ways-just when we need it the most," explains Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Mindfulness of breathing-how to put out the welcome mat for whatever arises in one's experience What to do about pain-how to work with intense and unwanted sensations Working with thoughts and emotions-how to avoid identifying with your experience of pain and instead se. .

by Jon Kabat-Zinn(Author). On the first CD he just rattles on about his mindfulness program in general. The second one is a little better, but not much on it and still focusing more on his program that about dealing with pain. Lots of people benefit from his programs so I guess it's very individual if it works for you or not.

Written by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Audiobook narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Guided Practices for Reclaiming Your Body and Your Life.

Kabat-Zinn is so highly regarded in the mindfulness community that we felt it necessary to dedicate a section to him above. We also felt that he deserves to be the first author mentioned in this section.

Course objectives:

Explain how mindfulness practice can help with pain managementUtilize meditation practices that emphasize focus on the breath and body sensationsDescribe how to turn toward the experience of painSummarize Kabat-Zinn's seven principles to his mindfulness approachIdentify the differences between thoughts and pain sensations, and between coping strategies that contribute to suffering and those that can alleviate it

If you're reading this, chances are that your life, or the life of someone you know, is shaped by pain—and by the physical and emotional suffering that usually accompany it.

Mindfulness of breathing—how to “put out the welcome mat” for whatever arises in one's experienceWhat to do about pain—how to work with intense and unwanted sensationsWorking with thoughts and emotions—how to avoid identifying with your experience of pain and instead see sensations and thoughts as sensations and thoughtsResting in awareness—a three-minute mindful pause to restore balance, resilience, and self-compassionMindfulness in everyday life—allowing the nitty-gritty of one's daily life to be both the ultimate meditation teacher and the real meditation practice

The good news: Jon Kabat-Zinn and his colleagues have helped thousands of people learn to use the power of mindfulness to transform their relationship to pain and suffering, and to discover new degrees of freedom for living with greater ease and quality of life. Now, with Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief, the man who brought mindfulness into mainstream medicine presents these approaches for working gently and effectively with even the most trying of circumstances.

Session one gives us an overview of seven fundamental attitudes we can develop and deploy to cultivate mindfulness in relationship to chronic pain and its incessant challenges. On session two, Jon Kabat-Zinn leads us in guided meditations drawn from his pioneering Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) methodology:

“Through the systematic cultivation of mindfulness, we can reclaim the entire spectrum of our experience and the joys inherent in living,” explains Jon Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief offers us a precious and tested vehicle for embracing the “full catastrophe” of the human condition and thriving in the face of it.

Comments: (7)

I didn't care for these CDs at all. If you don't know much about MBSR I suppose they're okay, but to me he talks a lot about his program and very little about how to deal with pain. I also didn't care for his suggestion that we should look on pain as a 'learning experience'; that was awful. I suffer from chronic nerve pain; it's no fun and certainly not a learning experience. On the first CD he just rattles on about his mindfulness program in general. The second one is a little better, but not much on it and still focusing more on his program that about dealing with pain. He gives a few meditation exercises and then lets you do them, so there's a lot of empty air space on the CD. I really didn't like paying $15 dollars for CDs that on half of them it's just silence. Lots of people benefit from his programs so I guess it's very individual if it works for you or not. For me, better choices were Stephen Levine's ''Softening and Exploring Pain" [...] and Mark Jensen's workbook for pain patients "Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management: Workbook (Treatments That Work).
First off, I've only listened to audio CD's for relaxation (distraction!) twice before, and both times ended up both bored and irritated. One had a woman with a sing-song voice who spoke so slowly and childishly I wanted to break the CD player (yes, I was a bit edgy). The other was just a sort of New Age gibberish telling me to focus and fly away. Blah.

So, I purchased this one with a last hope for relief. I don't sleep well because of stress and pain from surgery last year, both of which seem worse at night. I wanted something calm to send me to dreamland without an Ambien. Since this focused on mindfulness AND pain relief, I gave it a shot.

It's interesting...the voice (I'm assuming it's Kabat-Zinn himself) is calm without being annoying. It's like a quiet conversation, soothingly paced and yet it holds your interest. The biggest surprise is that on Disc one, he discusses studies that show that conventional wisdom to focus on anything BUT your pain only works on minor pain. He explains that instead, those with serious pain issues do better to focus on that pain to work with it. "Befriend it" he says. Okay, befriending it may not be possible yet (my pain and I are not on speaking terms). But it's more with accepting and knowing that the pain is only part of the picture and can be tolerated, with knowledge, that is his point. This was helpful because everything I had ever heard or read was to picture it not existing...or to be on that infamous quiet beach with slowly breaking waves that everyone else seems to suggest I mentally visit.

Disc two is more guided listening and instructions. Both are useful. I did fall asleep a few times in the second one. He does suggest listening to them over and over again, and even if not with relief, but for repetition. I could see benefits without even having to listen several times. Now, at bedtime, I pop one of the two CD's in and listen to the quiet voice.

Another benefit is that there is no religious slant to it, so one of any faith or not can enjoy it without rolling their eyes or feeling condescended to. He never chides the listener or tells them to be stronger than they are...after all, pain IS pain, he never dismisses it as trivial.

Highly recommend. I would have gave it five stars if there had just been a few more practices...
I listened to the first "side" and liked it very much. It's basically informational regarding using mindfulness within pain management. The second "side" is the one that contains the guided meditations. The problem with the download is that the second side, full of several tracks, can only be listened to as one track. To make it worse, amazon cloud doesn't allow you to fast forward. It basically has the problems that a tape had (remember?). Please Please Please change the format!!! Otherwise it's useless to me.
This is helping me with relief from my body's chronic pain. I'm getting bits of my life back each week. I started as a sceptic, with zero faith in meditation being able to have any effect. But it worked despite my expectations.

This offers several ways to gently focus. It also gives a new perspective on helping your body process and even release or expel pain. While it does have emphasis on breathing, there are many more strategies that are offered. You can take it anywhere, and it won't make you unable to drive after.
While I like Kabat-Zinn's books, on CDs I find him wordy and his voice unsettling. Maybe it's because he's an East Coast guy and I'm a West coast gal; I don't know. Once sufferers understand that mindfulness can help ease the struggle against pain, there are a lot of excellent CD choices for guidance into spaciousness and the present moment. Michael Ison is pretty good. Also check out Adyashanti's "True Meditation," Bodhipaksa's "Still the Mind," and Lydia Zylowski's "Mindfulness Prescription for ADHD." Hey, we're all a little ADHD, especially now that the world is full of flashing images, fast cars, and crammed "to do" lists. The CD with her book is just great. I am an MD, pain sufferer and pain practitioner, and I have no economic interest in any of these recommendations.
I have practiced mindfulness for years but when my 88 year old father was spending so much time and money going to pain management with no results I sent him this CD. He nevers complains but he was suffering so much it was affecting his life. He began to listen to these CDs and it helped him so much. Now, instead of going to pain management he goes to mindfulness meditation and a tai chi teacher and is on no medication.
I have been using these CDs for dealing with many months of pain after cancer treatment. The approach is novel and very helpful in changing the way I think and feel about the pain. I highly, highly recommend this. However, for some reason the MP3 download (at least the way I did it) lumps all tracks on a CD into one large file, rather than splitting it into the separate tracks (which you find other places selling the CDs).
Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief download epub
Alternative Medicine
Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD
ISBN: 1591797403
Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Subcategory: Alternative Medicine
Language: English
Publisher: Sounds True; Unabridged edition (January 1, 2010)