Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

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Hachette Books, Nov 13, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 272 pages
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The New York Times bestseller -- "practical, easy to understand, and based on solid research that you can trust...an inspiring exploration of what it means to be fully human" (Andrew Weil, MD)

Based on Dr. Borysenko's groundbreaking work nearly thirty years ago at the Mind/Body linic in Boston, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind continues to be a classic in the field, with time-tested tips on how to take control of your own physical and emotional well-being. The clinic's dramatic success with thousands of patients -- with conditions ranging from allergies to cancer -- offers vivid proof of the effectiveness of the mind/body approach to health and its power to transform your life. With tips on how to elicit the mind's powerful relaxation response to boost your immune system, cope with chronic pain, and alleviate symptoms of a host of stress-related illnesses, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in taking an active role in their own healing.
 

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I'm not much of a fan of self-help books. I find myself reading them, but I criticize them the entire time I'm reading. In this one, though, I found little to criticize. It's one of the best ... Read full review

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Borysenko, co-founder and director of the Mind/Body Clinic at New England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School, describes the clinic's ten-week program for learning to "mind the body" through a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the New Edition
1
CHAPTER 1 The Science of Healing
11
CHAPTER 2 Getting Back in Control
35
CHAPTER 3 Breaking the Anxiety Cycle
63
CHAPTER 4 Mindfulness and the Discovery of the Self
99
CHAPTER 5 Mind Traps
123
CHAPTER 6 Reframing and Creative Imagination
151
CHAPTER 7 Healing the Emotions
171
CHAPTER 8 Sams Story
203
EPILOGUE
223
ADDITIONAL READING
231
SELFASSESSMENT
235
INDEX
248
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Joan Borysenko, PhD, is the author of seventeen books, including A Woman's Book of Life, Saying Yes to Change, and Inner Peace for Busy People. She is the founding partner of Mind/Body Health Sciences in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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