Monday, June 16, 2008

Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, And Healing

A nice article from Gabriella Kortsch at Psychology, Transformation & Freedom Papers.

Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, And Healing

Jon Kabat Zinn, author of "Wherever You Go, There You Are" gives a talk at Google about mindfulness, stress reduction and healing.

Jon describes the revolution in medicine that has occurred over the past 30 years that has integrated the mind back into the body and developed a remarkable range of practices for integrating one's experience, reducing stress, healing the body, coping more effectively with emotions such as anxiety, anger, and depression, and cultivating greater well-being and happiness.

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

Watch this video (1h 15m) here of Jon Kabat-Zinn addressing this hugely important issue.

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