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Mindfulness. A Kindly Approach to Being with Cancer

  • ID: 3942542
  • Book
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Mindfulness: A Kindly Approach to Being with Cancer offers people with cancer a means to bring mindfulness and kindliness into their lives, to help them cope with the challenge of a life–threatening illness. 

  • Adapts Mindfulness–Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), an approach with a strong evidence base for people with recurrent depression, for the needs and challenges of people with cancer
  • Presents the standard 8–week course of MBCT for cancer in a flexible format that is designed to suit each reader s own particular timescale, context and situation
  • Based on more than 15 years of program development and clinical application by the author, and the work and experience of mindfulness teachers in other cancer centres around the world
  • Provides specific practices and approaches tailored to support the different phases of a cancer experience from  diagnosis and treatment to living with uncertainty and managing life with cancer
  • Features five extended stories from people personally affected by cancer who have used mindfulness–based practices to support them in their own experience of illness, life and treatment
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Acknowledgments ix

About the Companion Website xi

Some Opening Words 3

Starting Out 5

1 Intention 21

Intention Theme 22

The Practices 33

Experience of Cancer Diagnosis 45

Personal Story Sarah 55

2 Coming Back 60

Coming Back Theme 61

The Practices 72

Experience of Cancer Treatment 97

Personal Story Caroline 112

3 Turning Towards 117

Turning Towards Theme 118

The Practices 131

Experience of Cancer Remission / Living with Uncertainty 152

Personal Story Peter 160

4 Kindness 165

Kindness Theme 167

The Practices 176

Experience of Cancer Recurrence 201

Personal Story Jane 211

5 Completing And Continuing 217

Personal Story Helen 234

6 Connecting To Our Common Humanity 240

Some Parting Words 250

Appendices 254

1 Cancer And Mindfulness ]Based Approaches 254

2 Resources 256

3 The Map of Mindfulness–Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer 259

4 Lee s Soups 261

Bibliography 265

Index 269

About the Author

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Trish Bartley
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