Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
JON KABAT-ZINN, PH.D., is founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also the founding director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in various venues around the world.  He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT in 1971 in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate, Salvador Luria.He is the author of numerous scientific papers on the clinical applications of mindfulness in medicine and health care, and of a number of books for the lay public:  Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (Delta, 1991); Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (Hyperion, 1994); Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness (Hyperion, 2005); and Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness (Hyperion, 2007).  He is also co-author, with his wife Myla, of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (Hyperion, 1997); and with Williams, Teasdale, and Segal, of The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (Guilford, 2007).  Overall, his books have been translated into over 30 languages.

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Exclusive Interview with Mindfulness Expert Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn

Watch PsychAlive’s exclusive video interview with mindfulness expert Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn below. Order the Full DVD Interview: Mindfulness for Life: An Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn 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… Read more »

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Exclusive Interview Series with Mindfulness Expert Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn

Order the Full DVD Interview: Mindfulness for Life: An Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn 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… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Hope for Changing the Future

Watch  and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn So when the mind goes off, part of the discipline of this, you bring it back.  If the mind goes off, you bring it back.  Because you’ll notice if you focus on the breath, for instance, you can say to yourself, “OK.  I think I’ll just… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Challenging the Negative Self-Image

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn. A lot of us are caught in the story of ourselves.  And that story is often, as you’re saying, very, very negative.  And, uh, we don’t have to fix that.  All we need to do is acknowledge it, recognize it and then ask ourselves the question,… Read more »

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Mindfulness – The Nitty Gritty of Attunement

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn. Another metaphor for it would be even the greatest orchestras, they don’t start playing Mozart and Beethoven even though they’ve got the greatest musicians, the greatest instruments.  First, they tune.  First, they tune.  And they took a long time to tune to themselves and then they… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Liberation from Suffering

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn. We’ll have judgments, you know, endlessly.  Because we’ve got ideas and opinions about just about everything.  And likes and dislikes.  But, what awareness does is it doesn’t say, “OK, no judging.”  That’s not what mindfulness is about.  It’s about welcoming the judging and holding that in… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Radical Lifestyle Change

Watch and read an interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn. Because it’s so popular nowadays, all of a sudden, everybody’s practicing mindfulness. Everybody says they’re practicing mindfulness.  But as I said, this is hard work.  I mean, this is not just a concept.  So it does require, in some sense, a radical change in your own lifestyle… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Is There Life Before Death?

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn. In a sense, if the great yogi Bob Dylan, said, “If you’re not busy being born, you’re busy dying,” we’re all busy dying.  The question is not, “Is there life after death?” but, “Is there life before death?”  Because a lot of the time, we could… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Many Approaches

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn There are mindfulness based stress reduction clinics all around the world now.  In hospitals, in standalone, clinics and so forth.  Many therapists are bringing it into their practice.  So it’s very available. There’s mindfulness based cognitive therapy, which is based on really wonderful randomized clinical trials… Read more »

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