Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn focuses on integrating meditation and other mindfulness techniques in our daily lives. Such mindfulness techniques help keep the different forms of stresses and anxiety away. The author highlights how meditation can be practiced by common people in their daily lives which can lead to significant stress reduction and make our lives happier and meaningful.
The book showcases the experiences of ten years of clinical research on more than four thousand patients, who underwent an eight-week course-stress reduction and relaxation program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. The author explores how meditation can reduce emotional and physical pains. The foundations of mindfulness are clearly defined by the author as non-judging, patience, beginner\'s mind, trust, non-striving, acceptance and letting go. He teaches the readers various meditation techniques. These techniques allow the beginners to adopt mindfulness in their daily lives more easily.
Kabat Zinn backs all his theories by means of scientific research. He links the meditation to the stress reduction program. The participants of the program went through harrowing life experiences and were able to come out of them through meditation. Hence if they can use meditation to come out of such life experiences, anyone can do the same.
The author says that meditation is the most effective means of reducing stress. It positively impacts physical health. Kabat Zinn also says that there is no perfect way to meditate as different techniques work on different people. The author also states that books and sessions can only teach an individual up to an extent and in the end, the individual must learn about it by practicing it.
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn uses a simple and easy writing style which helps the reader to comprehend easily. It has something for everyone to apply in their lives. It provides great insights on mindfulness and deepens one’s understanding of the subject. Though the audiobook is intended for people suffering from chronic health issues, the learning can be applied to daily lives of everyone.
Full Catastrophe Living is an enriching read for people suffering from stressful lives. It explains the importance of taking time out for meditation on daily basis to reduce emotional and physical stress and produce positive results.