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Larry Berkelhammer, PhD

Larry Berkelhammer, PhD

If you are among the millions of Americans living with a serious chronic illness, you know how challenging it can be. While you may do your best to manage your condition, you still must live with it every day, and it can be all too easy to succumb to feelings of helplessness and hopelessness-especially if medical science has not yet found a safe and effective treatment for your illness, and a cure is nowhere in sight.

But you don’t have to live this way. Using the road map Dr. Berkelhammer offers in In Your Own Hands: New Hope for People with Chronic Medical Conditions — Mindfulness-Based Practices for Mastery and Wellbeing, you can chart your way to wellbeing despite your condition. By engaging in the mindfulness-based practices presented here-all based on sound science-you will learn to take charge of your health, banish unnecessary suffering, and become the master of your own life. The methods you need are now within your reach. And the power to live with greater wellbeing, starting today, is in your own hands.

In Your Own Hands accomplishes what few other books on the topic of chronic illness do: it proposes a fundamentally optimistic approach toward change that re-establishes a life of meaning.

In Your Own Hands is a valuable guide for anyone living with chronic illness who wishes to take their life into their own hands despite physical limitations.

In Your Own Hands is based upon science, and its concepts and practices have also been tested in depth through the author’s own coping with chronic disease. The result is a must read book for anyone experiencing chronic disease.

A treasure of discovery and hope for anyone dealing with a chronic condition.

The author has done extensive research into how mindfulness techniques can improve your health and has presented them in a format that is easy to read and understand. I would recommend this book to people with chronic health issues but also to anyone who wants to understand how to practice mindfulness and wants to understand the latest research into how mindfulness can help you live the best life possible. I loved all the questions at the end of every chapter that allowed me to work personally with the information presented. It was wonderful to read a book about how I can take charge of my health beyond what the medical establishment can provide. (5 out of 5 stars)