MBSR – Meditation as Medicine

The Google Tech Talk given by Dr. Robert Stahl was fully attended. The topic was relevant to how these high tech workers function. I know this mind very well! I was one! The focus of the talk was how Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is useful not only for patients in the hospital setting where […]

Stress Reduction with Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn founded Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts more than 30 years ago. Thousands of people have been through the program and the results are very positive. The program consists of yoga exercises and stress reduction with mindfulness. There is no mention of Buddhism. Initially, the program was directed towards […]

Moment To Moment Non-Judgmental Awareness

In this video, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn explains why the cultivation of moment to moment non-judgmental awareness can be a powerful antidote to worry, fear or depression. This is his definition of mindfulness. It is cultivated by paying attention as if you life depended upon it. He says that “We have to remember that we are only alive […]

“Mindfulness Is A Way Of Living Your Life”

“Mindfulness is a way of living your life as if it really matters and that involves being in the present moment with open hearted presence and kindness towards yourself” says Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in the video on this page. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of […]

Mindfulness In Health Care

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn is now in the process of having top level discussions with political leaders in the UK about mindfulness in health care. Dr. Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts in 1979. The article in The Guardian dated April 7, 2013 by Madeleine Bunting states, …Kabat-Zinn has a […]

Mindfulness Meditation Can Give Patients Control Over Levels of Depression

In a fairly recent post, I reported on a conversation between Dr. John Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Kelly McGonigal. The title of the post was,  The Science Of Yoga And Healing. One of the main points of discussion occurred when Kelly McGonigal made a statement to the fact that mindfulness meditation can give patients control over levels […]

The Science Of Yoga And Healing

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn spoke with Dr. Kelly McGonigal last night in San Francisco in the Herbst Auditorium on The Science of Yoga and healing. The conversation was both entertaining and exciting. I was extremely impressed by the humility of the speakers, especially Jon Kabat-Zinn. I had seen him speak twice before and didn’t get the same feeling. […]

The Science Of Yoga With Jon Kabat-Zinn And Kelly McGonigal

Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the brain child of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. He is the founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts. The MBSR program includes mindfulness meditation and Hatha yoga. He defines mindfulness as “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, […]

Richie Davidson Came To Stanford

Dr. Richie Davidson gave the Meng-Wu lecture for The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University last night. I felt really privileged to be able to attend. Richie Davidson is one of the world’s leading neuroscientists and considered by Time Magazine to be one of the 100 most influential people. He founded the field […]

Compassion Meditation Research

Compassion meditation research is progressing today at a phenomenal rate. One of the leading researchers in this field is Dr. Richie Davidson, founder of the discipline of affective neuroscience. His involvement with the Dalai Lama and the Mind and Life Institute provide inspiration for fulfilling his life purpose. I am totally excited that Dr. Davidson is coming to Stanford! […]