Jon Kabat-Zinn (born Jon Kabat, June 5, 1944) is an American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn was a student of Zen Buddhist teachers such as Philip Kapleau, Thich Nhat Hanh and Seung Sahn and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with scientific findings. He teaches mindfulness, which he says can help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain, and illness. The stress reduction program created by Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), is offered by medical centers, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations, and is described in his book Full Catastrophe Living.
Most of us struggle to stay in the present moment, but Jon Kabat-Zinn argues that it is in the here-and-now—not the there-and-then—that we find life and can awaken to the wonders the present contains. In this art of living book, Kabat-Zinn shows us how staying with the moment changes the way we approach our inner and outer worlds, and offers simple pieces of encouragement to help us stay “here” instead of drifting to “there.”
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