Jon Kabat-Zinn will present in layperson terms some of the latest scientific and medical findings associated with MBSR --- mindfulness-based stress reduction --- the program that he pioneered at UMass Medical Center. He will introduce the audience to the actual cultivation of mindfulness in various ways in daily life to reduce stress, live more effectively with chronic pain, and deal with the challenges of aging and illness.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. His most recent books are Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life, and The Mind’s Own Physician: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation.
*Space in the Meeting Room is limited, attendance will be first-come-first-served.