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Author Carlson, Linda E.
Title Mindfulness-based cancer recovery : a step-by-step MBSR approach to help you cope with treatment & reclaim your life / Linda E. Carlson, Michael Speca.
Imprint Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, [2010]
©2010

Subject Cancer -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Cancer -- Treatment -- Psychological aspects.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
Stress (Psychology)
Stress management.
Relaxation.
Alt Name Speca, Michael P.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 187 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part I. -- Setting the Stage -- 1. -- Mindfulness and Cancer -- Outline of This Book -- The Cancer Experience -- What Is Mindfulness? -- Roots of Mindfulness -- Development of MBCR -- Is Mindfulness for You? -- 2. -- Stress and Cancer -- The Stress Response -- The Effects of Prolonged Stress -- Recognizing Your Stress Symptoms -- Where Does Stress Come From? -- Stress and the Mind-Body Connection -- Mindfulness and Stress -- Stress and Cancer -- Coping with Stress -- Part II. -- The MBCR Program -- 3. -- Beginning the Program -- Intention, Attention, and Attitude -- Seeing Things Anew -- Paying Attention to Breathing -- Body ScanHow to Practice These Skills -- 4. -- Responding to Stress -- Reacting vs. Responding to Stress -- Formal and Informal Mindfulness Practices -- Sitting Meditation -- 5. -- Mindful Movement -- The Context of Yoga -- Foundations for Yoga Practice -- Getting Started -- When to Practice Yoga -- 6. -- Balancing Breath -- The Autonomic Nervous System -- "Mini" Practices -- When to Do Minis -- 7. -- Stories We Tell Ourselves -- Your Life in Stories -- The Nature of Thought -- Trouble in Mind: Our Distressing Stories -- Thoughts Running Wild -- The "Don't Know" Mind -- Walking Meditation -- How to Practice These Skills -- 8. -- Meditation with Imagery -- Your Life in Images -- Mountain Meditation -- Lake and Tree Meditations -- Uses of Nature Meditation -- 9. -- A Day of Silence -- Why Practice a Day of Mindfulness in Silence? -- What the Day Involves -- How to Practice a Day of Silence -- 10. -- Deepening and Expanding -- Choiceless Awareness as a Path of Insight -- Choiceless Awareness and Cancer -- 11. -- Moving into the World -- You Are Not Alone -- The Weekly Drop-in Group -- Part III. -- Symptom Management and Everyday Mindfulness -- 12. -- Mindful Coping with Cancer-Related Symptoms and Side EffectsHair Loss and Changes in Self-Image and Identity -- Sleep and Fatigue -- Pain -- Nausea -- 13. -- Knowing Our Fear and Other Difficult Emotions -- The Paradox of Avoidance -- Opening to Emotional Suffering -- Working with Difficult Emotions -- Calming the Anxious Mind -- Antidotes to Difficult Emotions -- 14. -- What Now? -- Everyday Mindfulness -- Life as Your Practice -- Beyond Cancer -- Healing Our World: Mindfulness in Community -- Final Words -- Appendix -- Reading List -- Meditation Instruction -- Inspirational Books on Meditation -- Mind-Body Health -- BuddhistFaith-Guided Approaches -- Visualization and Imagery -- Yoga and Stretching -- Websites.
Summary In Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery, two leading researchers on mindfulness programs for cancer patients present an eight-week program for coping with the symptoms of chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments by reducing stress and anxiety through meditation, mindfulness, and gentle yoga. The program is based in mindfulness-based cancer recovery (MBCR), a modified program of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).
ISBN 9781572248885 (electronic bk.)
1572248882 (electronic bk.)
9781608822355 (electronic bk.)
1608822354 (electronic bk.)
9781572248878 (pbk.)
1572248874 (pbk.)
OCLC # 778435133
Additional Format Print version: Carlson, Linda E. Mindfulness-based cancer recovery. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, ©2010 9781572248878 (DLC) 2010043970 (OCoLC)502034168