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How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness

A Mindful Guide
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Wisdom Publications
 | 
October, 2015
ISBN:
9781614292487
In stock now: 
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$24.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Chronic illness creates many challenges, from career crises and relationship issues to struggles with self-blame, personal identity, and isolation. Beloved author Toni Bernhard addresses these challenges and many more, using practical examples to illustrate how mindfulness, equanimity, and compassion can help readers make peace with a life turned upside down.

In her characteristic conversational style, Bernhard shows how to cope and make the most of life despite the challenges of chronic illness. Benefit from:

  • Mindfulness exercises to mitigate physical and emotional pain
  • Concrete advice for negotiating the everyday hurdles of medical appointments, household chores, and social obligations
  • Tools for navigating the strains illness can place on relationships

Several chapters are directed toward family and friends of the chronically ill, helping them to understand what their loved one is going through and how they can help.

Humorous and empathetic, Bernhard shares her own struggles and setbacks with unflinching honesty. As she says, “May you find a place of peace even in the midst of your health struggles. May every step you take become your home.”

Caring attention paves the way for the sense of well-being that arises when we treat ourselves and others with kindness and compassion. Caring attention also paves the way for the arising of equanimity. No matter how frustrated and unhappy we feel at the moment, minds are flexible and can change. We can learn not to be lost in painful regrets about the lives we can no longer lead, nor to be overwhelmed with fear and worry about the future. We can move from being caught in relentless stress and anxiety about our health to a place of peace with our lives, however that life happens to be at the moment.

“Drawing on her own awakening-through-illness, Toni Bernhard guides us in navigating the physical and emotional rough waters of chronic illness. You’ll feel accompanied, understood, and guided by the heart wisdom of a trustworthy friend.” —Tara Brach, author of True Refuge

Also by Toni Bernhard are How to be Sick and How to Wake Up.

Publisher’s Description: 

Comfort, understanding, and advice for those who are suffering--and those who care for them.

Chronic illness creates many challenges, from career crises and relationship issues to struggles with self-blame, personal identity, and isolation. Beloved author Toni Bernhard addresses these challenges and many more, using practical examples to illustrate how mindfulness, equanimity, and compassion can help readers make peace with a life turned upside down.

In her characteristic conversational style, Bernhard shows how to cope and make the most of life despite the challenges of chronic illness. Benefit from:
Mindfulness exercises to mitigate physical and emotional pain
Concrete advice for negotiating the everyday hurdles of medical appointments, household chores, and social obligations
Tools for navigating the strains illness can place on relationships

Several chapters are directed toward family and friends of the chronically ill, helping them to understand what their loved one is going through and how they can help.

Humorous and empathetic, Bernhard shares her own struggles and setbacks with unflinching honesty, offering invaluable support in the search to find peace and well-being.

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