Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Mindfulness & Stress Reduction (Kabat-Zinn)

Jon Kabat-Zinn describes the revolution in Western medicine. It has occurred over the past 30 years as science integrates mind and body to develop a remarkable range of practices for integration.

This means integrating one's experience, reducing stress, healing the body, more effectively coping with emotions such as anxiety, anger, and depression, and cultivating greater well-being and happiness.

His own work has been instrumental in bringing Buddhist meditative practices -- as he likes to say, "without the Buddhism" -- to full acceptance within mainstream medicine, psychology, and healthcare. He has shown them to be effective for people suffering from a wide range of medical conditions.

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