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ISBN: 0553345567

ISBN13: 9780553345568

Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Based on her ground-breaking work at the Mind/Body Clinic at Harvard Medical School, Borysenko has created the first systematic, medically tested program to unlock the mind's power to manipulate...

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minding the body mending the mind

recommended by my doctor and i can see why. this book is really good and helps you find ways to relax and the reasons why. would definitely recommend it and the seller.

Don't Wait Buy Now!

This was the 1st book I read by this author after it being referred to me by a friend. I have now read 2 more books by her and even bought this one as a gift to another friend.

This book makes you think!

When I first starting reading this book, I was like "thats my book, thats my life that she is writing about" I loved her writing and examples and stories that she told from other people's experiences. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in people's behaviors and everyday life.

Your thoughts should work with you, not against you!

I read this book at a very low point in my life, with depression and a variety of physical symptoms related to anxiety. This practical, straightforward book helped me gain some control of racing, negative thoughts (Borysenko calls this type of thinking "awfulizing"). Borysenko's rationale includes the fact that your body can actually help your mind to calm down. She provides simple, gentle stretching/breathing to help this happen. For me, it was most valuable to realize that even if my thoughts/intellect seemed beyond my control, my physiology is the same as all humans. Therefore, breathing/stretching has to affect my body/mind the same way as it does other humans. I kept the book on hand for bad moments, and I found that using the exercises helped me to bypass the downward spiraling thoughts and begin to get centered. She includes theory, psychology, and spirituality which supports the intellect as well. I still needed help after I found this book, but it absolutely put me on a safer, stronger path. I have loaned this book several times, to others in need. There are so many books out there, it's overwhelming. This one is worth it.

knowledgable integration of medicine, psychology and spirit

These are excellenct introductory lectures on theory and practice of healing. Joan Borysenko has the rare knowledge of mulitple fields: medicine, psychology and spiritual teachings. the lectures are an introduction to an integration of these three. Borysenko also reminds us of simple healing things: creativity, beauty, meditation and prayer.
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