Healing Power of Mindfulness
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 980 , Segment 5
Episode: Housing Vouchers, Brain Tuneup, Water Sustainability, Mindfulness
- Jan 8, 2019 11:00 pm
- 20:30 mins
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 If you’ve had a therapist or doctor recommend that you get some training in mindful meditation, you can probably thank Jon Kabat-Zinn. Back in the 70s, while pursuing a PhD in molecular biology at MIT, Kabat-Zinn got interested in meditation and yoga. At the time, neither of those interests had anything to do with serious science, but Kabat-Zinn started doing research on the effects of meditation on the body and brain. His findings led him to found 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.