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Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief


Pain may be unavoidable at times, but suffering-which depends on how we choose to relate to the pain-is optional. We know that practicing mindfulness can help reduce stress and cultivate deep, embodied well-being-but what about its value in dealing with physical pain and the suffering that ensues when it seem overwhelming or unrelenting? – Mindfulness Meditation for pain relief .

Jon Kabat-Zinn developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to help medical patients with ongoing chronic pain conditions who were not responding to conventional therapies, including drugs or surgery, to use mindfulness as a formal meditation practice and as a way of being in relationship to experience throughout the day to regulate and attenuate the experience of suffering . Since then, the practices of MBSR have become world-renowned for their effectiveness in helping people learn “Pain, especially to live and live well with ongoing challenges, including chronic pain conditions. chronic pain, which you might sometimes feel is your worst enemy, has the potential to eventually become your teacher and ultimately, your ally and your friend if you learn to listen deeply to it.”

With Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief Jon guides us through the fundamentals, a series of evidence-based practices that anyone can apply gently and effectively to address even intense forms of pain and suffering, as a complement to whatever medical treatments one might be receiving. Includes audio guidance for all key practices, accessible online and led by the author.

This supportive guide, graced with soothing images and large color-type key elements, includes instruction in mindful breathing,  working with intense sensations, befriending thoughts and emotions, taking refuge in awareness, and bringing mindfulness into everyday life as a new way of being

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is professor of medicine emeritus a the University of Manachims Medical School, where he founded in world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic, which has been in continuous operation since 1979. He is the author of 15 books, in print in over 45 languages. These include Full Catastrophe Living: Whenever in Go. There You Are Coming to Our Semon, and Mindfulness for Beginners