Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher who has received acclaim for bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is a professor emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has authored several books including Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (2005), Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness (2006), and Letting Everything Become Your Teacher: 100 Lessons in Mindfulness (2009).
In this DVD, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as a way of “connecting to your life.” He discusses the “hard work” of living in the present moment, the personal and psychological impacts of developing a practice of mindfulness, and the benefits of utilizing mindfulness in therapy. He also touches upon mindfulness in parenting. Drawing upon his years of experience and research in the field of mindfulness, Dr. Kabat-Zinn offers an inspiring and instructive approach for mental health professionals and curious individuals alike.
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