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Healing Power of MindfulnessTop of Mind with Julie Rose
- Jul 12, 2019 10:00 pm
(Originally aired January 3, 2019) Guest: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Author of “The Healing Power of Mindfulness,” Professor of Medicine Emeritus and Founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic, University of Massachusetts Mindfulness is so buzzy that some company just launched a personal finance app meant to help you “take a deep breath and approach your finances in a calmer and more mindful emotional state.” I don’t know that mindfulness is proven to improve your money situation. But earlier this year I spoke with the molecular biologist who pioneered the study of mindfulness as medicine. Jon Kabat Zinn was getting a PhD at MIT when he got interested in meditation and yoga. His research led him to create the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts, and today more than 700 medical centers and clinics around the world use his mindfulness framework to help patients improve their health.