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

Version: Abridged
Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Narrator: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Development, Health & Fitness, Health & Wellness, Prayer
Publisher: Hyperion Audiobooks
Published In: January 2005
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

From the bestselling author and renowned mindfulness teacher, scientist, and educator. . .a guide to living a meaningful life.

This follow-up to the widely praised national bestseller Wherever You Go, There You Are is yet another revolutionary offering from Jon Kabat-Zinn, showing readers how the power of mindfulness can bring radical change to their lives.

In the national bestseller Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn struck a chord in contemporary society that continues to reverberate to this day. It has been embraced by politicians, business leaders, and celebrities and endures as a classic with readers. In his groundbreaking new book, Dr. Kabat-Zinn teaches us how to harness the power of mindfulness to effect profound change in our personal lives and in the world.

As stress continues to exact a toll on everyday life, people are increasingly turning to ancient, meditative methods, which have been tested by science, to relieve the ill effects and become more focused, healthy, and proactive. Kabat-Zinn has been for decades at the forefront of this mind/body movement and the revolution in medicine and health care it has spawned, demystifying it and bringing it into the mainstream. In Coming to Our Senses, he shares how every human has the capacity to mobilize deep, innate resources for continual learning, growing, healing, and transformation through mindfulness.

Woven into eight parts, Coming to Our Senses uses anecdotes and stories from Kabat-Zinn's own life experiences and work in his clinic to illustrate healing possibilities. At its core, the book offers remarkable insight into how to use the five senses -- touch, hearing, sight, taste, and smell, plus awareness itself -- as a path to a healthier, saner, and more meaningful life.

This is the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness, health, and our physical and spiritual well-being.

Reviews (3)

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

Written by Roger from Fairfax, VA on July 18th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed getting some of the background on meditation and the why pratice meditation. The explinations/instructions on the different positions on meditation were very informative. Some of the parts were hard to understand and I would go back to the start of the track to listen again. I was listening to this while driving back and forth to work, but I was still able to concentrate. Over all I enjoyed it.

Coming To Our Senses

Written by Anonymous on February 1st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Was good and easy to listen to as is all his stuff and would recommend it to anyone.

so much talk for change

Written by Marcus Edward from New York, NY on August 10th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Very positive thinking delivered in the standard new-age voice and multisyllabic hyper-sincere voice. For me, it wasn't fresh or engaging. Unobjectionable, just not worth my time having been already familiar with the author's other materials.

Author Details

Author Details

Kabat-Zinn, Jon

Featured in Bill Moyer's PBS Special Healing and the Mind, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. is executive director at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He is the founder and former director of the UMMC Stress Reduction Clinic and an associate professor of medicine in the division of preventive and behavioral medicine. Using mindfulness meditation, Kabat-Zinn works to help people reduce stress and deal with chronic pain, and a variety of illnesses, particularly breast cancer. He was a trainer for the 1984 U.S. Men's Olympic Row