Jim Carson

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Jim Carson, PhD, is a former yogic monk (swami) who has taught the practices and philosophy of yoga worldwide for over 45 years. Jim is now a clinical health psychologist and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, and of Psychiatry, at Oregon Health & Science (OHSU) in Portland, OR. He has applied his expertise to the development and evaluation of yoga and meditation-based clinical treatments, including the first mindfulness program for couples, the first loving-kindness meditation program for medical patients, and the Mindful Yoga program. Jim also works extensively with patients suffering from persistent pain, including those with fibromyalgia, low back pain, and cancer pain. Jim co-directs national professional trainings for yoga teachers and allied health professionals at OHSU, Duke Integrative Medicine, and VA Centers. To learn more, visit www.mindfulyogaworks.com.

Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT, is a mindfulness educator and yoga therapist at Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland, OR specializing in the therapeutic use and scientific study of mindfulness and yoga for people with medical challenges. Kimberly currently offers mindfulness and yoga programs to chronic pain, cardiac, oncology (inpatient and outpatient), and internal medicine patients and has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for over 20 years. In addition to co-developing the Mindful Yoga program,which has been shown in research trials to significantly reduce pain and fatigue in those living with chronic pain, Kimberly has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles and has co-directed national professional trainings for yoga teachers and allied health professionals at OHSU, Duke Integrative Medicine, VA Centers, Kripalu and other locations around the country. With Carol, Kimberly co-authoredRelax Into Yoga for Seniors. To learn more, visit www.mindfulyogaworks.com.

Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT, is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, NC, where she offers private sessions, workshops, and classes for people with health challenges. An award-winning health journalist, Carol served as founding editor of The Washington Posts Health Section and her articles have appeared in numerous national publications including The New York Times, Yoga Journal, and Readers Digest. She is author of several books including Yoga Sparks:108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or LessandHealing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain. She is co-director, with Kimberly Carson, of theYoga for Seniors Professional Trainings, and they are co-authors of the book (and DVD),Relax into Yoga for Seniors. For more information, please visit her website at www.healingmoves.com.

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Relax into Yoga for Chronic Pain

An Eight-Week Mindful Yoga Workbook for Finding Relief and Resilience
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Based on the popularRelax into Yoga program developed at Duke University, this book will help you soothe your body and calm your mindbringing gentle relief to the physical and mental suffering caused by chronic pain.

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