Coping With Chronic Illness featuring the documentary "Living & Breathing"

DVD Details

Director: Guillaume de Ginestel & George Crawford
Format: Color, NTSC, 16/9
Region: All Regions/Zones
Languages: English
Release Date: 2012
Duration: 52 minutes (documentary) / 18 minutes (bonus)

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The film offers a broad and grounded view of living with LAM. The courage and hope which the film captured in all the interviews was moving, and I am certain that women living with LAM around the world will be pleased to have this film referred to them. — BRONWYN GRAY, director of the New Zealand LAM Trust 


Coping With Chronic Illness is a new comprehensive DVD which includes insights from experts and authors – some suffering from life-threatening chronic illnesses themselves – and the stories of patients who have managed to live – even happily – with a chronic disease. Featuring the first-ever LAM documentary Living & Breathing and extra bonus features on chronic illness.

Bonus Features

  • 5 downloadable transcripts from top experts
  • 28-page DVD booklet with excerpts and interviews from specialists & patients on chronic illness
  • Identity Beyond Illness (4′)
  • Living with Pain (6′)
  • The Science of Happiness (8′)

Interviews including

  • Amy Farber, founder of The LAM Treatment Alliance
  • Havi Carel, of LAM Action UK and author of Illness: The Art of Living
  • Corine Durand, LAMbassador of Association FLAM
  • The LAM Foundation’s scientific board
  • Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and author of Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief
  • Dr. Herbert Benson, Harvard Medical School teacher, researcher, practitioner, and author of The Relaxation Response
  • Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, UC professor, researcher, and publisher of the definitive summary of the science of happiness
  • Dr. Julian Seifter, diabetes patient, Harvard nephrologist, and writer on the subject of transformation through illness
  • Dr. Stewart Fleishman, psychiatry professor and practitioner of support services for cancer patients
  • Dr. Nicholas Christakis, practitioner and Harvard professor of hospice medicine