Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness

Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness

by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD

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Overview

Come to your senses with the definitive guide to living a meaningful life from a world expert in the connection between mindfulness and physical and spiritual wellbeing.

"[The] journey toward health and sanity is nothing less than an invitation to wake up to the fullness of our lives as if they actually mattered . . ." —Jon Kabat-Zinn, from the Introduction

Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, with Coming to Our Senses, he provides the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our physical and spiritual wellbeing. With scientific rigor, poetic deftness, and compelling personal stories, Jon Kabat-Zinn examines the mysteries and marvels of our minds and bodies, describing simple, intuitive ways in which we can come to a deeper understanding, through our senses, of our beauty, our genius, and our life path in a complicated, fear-driven, and rapidly changing world.

In each of the book's eight parts, Jon Kabat-Zinn explores another facet of the great adventure of healing ourselves — and our world — through mindful awareness, with a focus on the "sensescapes" of our lives and how a more intentional awareness of the senses, including the human mind itself, allows us to live more fully and more authentically. By "coming to our senses" — both literally and metaphorically by opening to our innate connectedness with the world around us and within us — we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786886548
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 01/18/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 118,279
Product dimensions: 6.15(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.95(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder and former director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He also travels across the country teaching workshops on stress reduction and mindfulness. He lives with his family in Lexington, MA.

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purelanded More than 1 year ago
great, highly recommended wonderful way to achieve peace
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Kabat-Zinn as always issues the challenge to be mindful and to be in the present with full awareness to your surroundings because in this digital manic world we get lost in so many places but rarely do we get lost in ourself. Take the time to meditate and to be within oneself so that the life experience can be something that perhaps we all have been missing. Not for the feint of heart. Mindfulness brings us back to a place that perhaps we haven't been for a while...inside ourself.
SteveInDC More than 1 year ago
A great idea that desperately needs a great editor. This is a work clearly intended to be a magnum opus on mindfulness, and it has many important points. Unfortunately, they are lost in a messily organized and frustratingly poorly written text. The editor, if there was one, did Mr. Kabat-Zinn a great disservice. And it is a pity, too. He is clearly passionate and informed - and when on television, impressively eloquent. Here, though, his ideas are too bogged down in poorly structured sentences. This is an immensely important book that is done in by immensely bad editing.
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Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder and former director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He also travels across the country teaching workshops on stress reduction and mindfulness. He lives with his family in Lexington, MA.
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