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A. Main Idea: Our body reacts similarly with our state of mind.

Details:
The significance of mindful attitudes:
Context: Our perceptions and interpretations influence the ways in which our bodies respond to
information in the world.
State of mind: Our mind takes its part in the way our body reacts to the outside environment.
The significance of mindless attitudes:
Context: We tend to think that various influences of our health coming from the outside
environment.
State of mind: Our mind has no correlation in the way our body reacts to surroundings.
The importance of context and mindfulness in sending illness:
1. Tolerating severe pain by seeing how pain varies depending on context.
2. Helping patients to get by with fewer pain relievers and sedatives and to leave the hospital
earlier than a comparison group of patients.
3. The way the body reacts to pain can be reinterpreted
a. It can be painful because it is painful because of the dangerous effect
b. It is actually not painful
Research supporting the effects of mindfulness
1. Research on hunger in which there are subjects who choose to fast for personal reasons
and those who choose to fast for external reasons.
2. Research on people who are smokers to find out whether they have strong craving for
cigarettes in a nonsmoking context or not.
How to take a more mindful approach to illness
1. We welcome new information whether from bodies or books.
2. We look at our illness from more than the single perspective of medicine.
3. We work on changing contexts.
4. We attempt to stay healthy rather than to be made well.
How to positively influence our health
1. Exchanging unhealthy mindsets for healthy ones
2. Increasing a generally mindful state
Summary:
We tend to think that various influences of our health coming from the outside
environment. It results to our way of thinking saying that our mind has no correlation in
the way our body reacts to surroundings. Nevertheless, our perceptions and
interpretations influence the ways in which our bodies respond to information in the
world. Our mind takes its part in the way our body reacts to the outside environment.
The importance of context and mindfulness in sending illness are we can tolerate severe
pain by seeing how pain varies depending on context, it can help patients to get by with
fewer pain relievers and sedatives and to leave the hospital earlier than a comparison
group of patients, and also it can help us reinterpreting the pain to see whether it is
painful or it is actually not painful. There are researches supporting the effects of
mindfulness: research on hunger in which there are subjects who choose to fast for
personal reasons and those who choose to fast for external reasons and research on
people who are smokers to find out whether they have strong craving for cigarettes in a
nonsmoking context or not. The ways to take a more mindful approaches to illness are
welcoming new information whether from bodies or books, looking at our illness from
more than the single perspective of medicine, working on changing contexts, and
attempting to stay healthy rather than to be made well. Finally, the ways to positively
influence our health are exchanging unhealthy mindsets to healthy ones and increasing
a generally mindful state.

B. Statement Evaluation
1. T
2. T i
3. T
4. F t
5. T i
6. T
7. I f

C. Reading Analysis
1. Read lines 20-25
a. No doubt
b. Without thinking
2. Read lines 25-27
a. Deliberately, willfully
b. Purposely
3. Read lines 29-39
a. To not eat
b. External reasons
c. By finding out their fatty acid levels which show a physiological indicator of hunger.
4. What does versus mean? B. In contrast with
5. Read lines 27-83
a. The source of pain
b. There is explanation after the word which are separated by dash
6. C. Places
7. A. The health risk, the bad smell, the cost, other reactions to their smoking
B. The relaxation, the concentration, the taste, the sociable quality of smoking
C. A disadvantage
8. B. Increasing a generally mindful state

D. Dictionary Skills
1. 4.b
2. 2.c
3. 3.b
4. 3.a