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The Resource Teach us to sit still : a sceptic's search for health and healing, Tim Parks

Teach us to sit still : a sceptic's search for health and healing, Tim Parks

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Teach us to sit still : a sceptic's search for health and healing
Title
Teach us to sit still
Title remainder
a sceptic's search for health and healing
Statement of responsibility
Tim Parks
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Teach us to sit still
Title variation remainder
a sceptics search for health and healing
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Just when the medical profession had given up on me and I on it, just when I seemed to be walled up in a life sentence of chronic pain, someone proposed a bizarre way out: sit still, they said, and breathe...' TEACH US TO SIT STILL is the visceral, thought-provoking and improbably entertaining story of Tim Parks' quest to overcome ill health
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"Teach Us to Sit Still is the visceral, thought-provoking, and inexplicably entertaining story of how Tim Parks found himself in serious pain, how doctors failed to help, and the quest he took to find his own way out. Overwhelmed by a crippling conditionwhich nobody could explain or relieve, Parks follows a fruitless journey through the conventional medical system only to find relief in the most unexpected place: a breathing exercise that eventually leads him to take up meditation. This was the very last place Parks anticipated finding answers; he was about as far from New Age as you can get. As everything that he once held true is called into question, Parks confronts the relationship between his mind and body, the hectic modern world that seems to demand all our focus, and his chosen life as an intellectual and writer. He is drawn to consider the effects of illness on the work of other writers, the role of religion in shaping our sense of self, and the influence of sports and art on our attitudes toward health and well-being. Most of us will fall ill at some point; few will describe that journey with the same verve, insight, and radiant intelligence as Tim Parks"--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
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371455
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DLC
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Parks, Tim
Dewey number
616.0472
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Parks, Tim
  • Authors, English
  • Chronic pain
  • Mind and body therapies
  • Pain
Target audience
general
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a sceptic's search for health and healing
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Teach us to sit still : a sceptic's search for health and healing, Tim Parks
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Publication
Control code
000046008380
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
335 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846553998
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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ill.
Label
Teach us to sit still : a sceptic's search for health and healing, Tim Parks
Publication
Control code
000046008380
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
335 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846553998
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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