The subtitle to this book is Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. It is a great read for anyone who's interested in the tie-up between mind and body. Is our health connected to the body only or is the mind also a big player in our aches, pains and more serious illnesses?
Mindfulness is all about being aware in the moment of what's going on around us. Is it possible that we can influence our body through our mind? Can what we think and how we think affect how we feel and can that change our health for the better (or worse)?
The author takes us on a journey through the preconceptions of modern medicine and how it has affected the current view of health, wellbeing and aging. It poses some interesting and thought-provoking questions.
Has modern medicine forgotten the traditional link between the physical body and the mind? Are we now relearning ancient skills and concepts that may change medicine for the better?
For anyone interested in the psychology of health and aging, this is an absorbing and practical read.
Title: Counter Clockwise: Mindful Health and the power of possibility
Author: Ellen J. Langer
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
- Clare, Massey Library