Living well with pain and illness
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Living well with pain and illness the mindful way to free yourself from suffering by Vidyamala Burch

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Published by Sounds True in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English


  • Pain,
  • Suffering

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementVidyamala Burch.
LC ClassificationsBF515 .B8287 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23643437M
ISBN 109781591797470
LC Control Number2009029751

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  VIDYAMALA BURCH is founder and codirector of Breathworks, an organization offering mindfulness-based approaches to living well with chronic pain, illness, and stress and with teachers in over 15 countries. She is the author of LIVING WELL WITH PAIN AND ILLNESS, based on her acclaimed program, and YOU ARE NOT YOUR PAIN/5. I recommend it to anyone living with pain, illness, or any difficulty in life because the light of awareness shining in this book is vast and goes beyond pain and illness. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Patrizio Tumietto. out of 5 stars It worths reading it/5(63). Living Well With Pain and Illness gives a detailed summary of the principles and practice of the Breathworks programme. It is intended for anyone looking for new ways to live with pain and illness or other long-term difficulties. The main focus of the book is physical pain, but the mindfulness techniques are relevant to illness of any sort. Contrary to what one might assume from the title, How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness is not just for those who live with lingering illness. This crisp, well written book was written from Bernhard's personal point of view—written on a laptop while in her bed/5.

Living Well with Pain and Illness shares the fruits of her courageous life’s work, teaching us how the practice of mindfulness can help us thrive in the face of health challenges of any kind. Drawing on the wisdom of a dozen years of teaching meditation and a lifetime of study of the benefits of mindful living, Vidyamala encourages readers 4/5(5). “Living Well With Pain & Illness” is available in softcover for $, or digital book for $, at Topic: Reviews See more about: book reviews, books & dvdsAuthor: Nicole Crawford. Living Well with Pain and Illness is a practical guide to living with and managing chronic pain through the principle of developing a calm awareness of your body and your pain, you can learn to let go of the frustration and suffering that you associate the pain with, and the pain will reduce. Living Better While Living with Pain offers practical advice from someone who has learned to live with pain without becoming captive to it. Beginning with a discussion of the ways in which chronic pain is experienced differently from short-term pain, the book offers useful suggestions for approaches to pain management and pain relief.

Billions are spent every year in an attempt to cope, yet the best solution available may be absolutely free: mindful living. In Living Well with Pain and Illness, Vidyamala Burch presents a work that is at once an inspirational memoir and practical guidebook for using mindfulness to reframe your relationship with physical and emotional suffering. LIVING WELL WITH PAIN AND ILLNESS includes helpful illustrations, offers effective ways of managing chronic pain and is a must-read for all sufferers. Read more Read less Length: pages/5(81). The Role of Ikigai in Living Well with Illness. Ikigai is a Japanese word that means something like, “a reason to get up in the morning.” What lifts your spirits? What gives your life meaning? In Japan, Ikigai is an attribute of longevity. I consider it an attribute of living well with illness. She is cofounder of the Breathworks organization in the U.K. where she teaches mindfulness-based approaches to living with physical pain and illness. She is also author of the new Sounds True book Living Well with Pain and Illness. Vidyamala speaks about what it means to turn toward pain and soften, and how to live one moment at a time. (