9781572248878

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: A Step-by-Step MBSR Approach to Help You Cope With Treatment and Reclaim Your Life

  • ISBN 13:

    9781572248878

  • ISBN 10:

    1572248874

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/01/2011
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc

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Summary

No population needs to hear the message of mindfulness and acceptance more than the millions struggling with cancer, a group of people often gripped by stress, anxiety, and fear of the uncertain future, and yet this is the first book that presents a mindfulness programme specifically for them. Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery is an eight-week programme based in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) that aims to ease stress, manage the side effects of cancer treatment, and ultimately increase immune function through meditation and gentle yoga. The authors' own research-based programme, mindfulness-based cancer recovery (MBCR), presented For The first time in this book, Is proven to lower practitioners' stress by 55 percent and reduce mood disorders by 65 percent. This guide addresses both the specific symptoms and side effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments And The emotional issues the survivor may be grappling with, such as fear of death, uncertainty, and lack of control. Readers use mindfulness meditation, relaxation and breathing exercises, visualization, lovingkindness meditation, and gentle yoga to thrive throughout cancer treatment and all the years beyond.

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