Elana's dedication to sharing mindfulness can be felt in both her books and her lectures.
Maintaining a state of well-being and equanimity in the midst of serious disease is a challenge, but mindfulness can help make it possible. It is a process of bringing a fierce but loving attention to everything that arises in our mind and body. The simple techniques Elana Rosenbaum presents here are the same ones she uses with the people in her practice of mindfulness-based psychotherapy and stress reduction—and that she uses herself as a cancer survivor. These are methods that offer proof positive that it is indeed possible not only to “have a life” while you’re seriously ill, but that the life can include satisfaction, ease, and happiness.
This book includes a downloadable companion 60-minute audio program. Explore Setting an Intention meditation from this book.
Using powerful, yet simple, tools and strategies, The Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction guides you to heal through awareness and reinforcing what is right rather than what is wrong. A valuable resource in any practice, this workbook is filled with evidence-based approaches for healing and improving treatment outcomes for anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, trauma and catastrophic illness.
Through narrative, guided exercises, and meditations, Here For Now was the first book to apply the principles of mindfulness meditation to living with cancer. This book empowers the reader to transform suffering into compassion and joy. Follow Elana's journey as she experiences the shock of her own cancer diagnosis, the vulnerability of being a patient, the gratitude of survival and recovery, as well as the ability to live with uncertainty and help others live wholly and fully. Elana's career and life experience combine to make her a unique and powerful voice on living with cancer, one which cancer patients, survivors, family members and health professionals will turn to again and again. Elana's moving life story of living with and surviving cancer, and the meditation and visualization exercises she's created for patients are both practical and inspirational. Here For Now is a sought after addition to the current body of work available to patients and healthcare practitioners alike, as well as anyone who wants to thrive in the face of adversity.