Teach Us to Sit Still: A Sceptic's Search for Health and Healing

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Bedevilled by a crippling condition which nobody could explain or relieve, he confronts hard truths about the relationship between the mind and the body, the hectic modern world and his life as a writer.

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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"His journey will open your mind to the possibilities of mindfulness" (Polly Vernon Sunday Telegraph)

" Teach us to Sit Still made me laugh; it made me cry; and it made me seriously think about taking up Vispassana meditation" (Will Self The Times)

"A searingly honest, viscerally vivid, darkly comic self-examination of the connections between writing personality and health. Once I started reading it, I didn't want to stop" (David Lodge Guardian)

"This is a crazy, wince-inducing, uplifting book... Parks has done a service to the many people who would never look at a cheesy self-help book or try anything with a whiff of spirituality about it" ( Financial Times)

"A movingly honest book that is about a great deal more than breathing and meditation" (Susan Hill The Lady)

From the Author:

As the author, I feel I should say a word in response to a misunderstanding that has arisen in one or two of the reviews. This book does not pretend to be a work of medical research nor to offer a solution to everyone's chronic pain problems. I describe my only dealings with chronic pain and an approach that eventually and much to my surprise released me from this pain. I do not believe that approach will work for everyone. What is generalising about the book is its discussion of our attitudes to mind and body, the way the medical profession approaches them, the way we respond, and so on. This quite simply because my condition forced me to reflect on these things.

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