The Stress Reduction Program
A brief introduction to MBSR class participation and benefits.
Rebel Mindfulness - Take Control
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What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness can help us turn down the auto-pilot and provide more appropriate, less-automated responses to the stress and stimulus in our daily lives. The scientifically-proven benefits of mindfulness are incredible and the list is extensive; but helping us to take control of our lives is right near the top.
Jon Kabat-Zinn "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine"
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and mindfulness meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness practices, especially mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and founder (in 1979) and former director of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic. Prominently featured in the Bill Moyer's PBS special Healing and the Mind in 1993, the clinic and its research has continually demonstrated that most participants in its programs achieve long-lasting improvements in both physical and psychological symptoms, as well as major positive changes in health attitudes and behaviors. More than 200 medical institutions nationwide and abroad now use the clinic's mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) model to teach mindfulness meditation.