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Jon Kabat-Zinn founded and for many years directed the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and the renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic at UMMS. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT in the lab of Nobel Laureate, Salvador Luria. He is often asked to speak and is the author of several best-selling books, including Full Catastrophe Living;Wherever You Go, There You Are;The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (co-authored by Myla Kabat-Zinn); & The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (co-authored with Williams, Teasdale, an Segal). His books have been published in over 30 languages.

Dr. Kabat-Zinn will review the work on bringing mindfulness meditation practices into the mainstream of medicine and mental health through mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). He will describe specific clinical applications and outcomes across several medical and psychological conditions. He will also describe mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), its use in relapse prevention for depression, and the similarities and differences between MBSR and MBCT. His talk will address optimizing the therapeutic relationship, and the cultivation of greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and emotional balance.

In “Mindfulness-based Stress and Pain Reduction (MBSR)”, Dr. Kabat-Zinn will review the work of him and colleagues on bringing mindfulness meditation practices into the mainstream of medicine and mental health through mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). He will describe the intervention, specific clinical applications and outcomes across several medical and psychological conditions. Jon Kabat – Zinn is a much sought after speaker and the author of several best-selling books, including Full Catastrophe; Wherever You Go, There You Are; Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (co-authored by Myla Kabat-Zinn); & The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (co-authored with Williams, Teasdale, an Segal). His books have been published in over 30 languages.

Jon Kabat-Zinn received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT in the lab of Nobel Laureate, Salvador Luria. He has received numerous awards, including Founding Fellow of the Fetzer Institute; a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine; the Art, Science, & Soul of Healing Award; the Trailblazer Award for “pioneering work in the field of integrative medicine” from Scripps, an Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Pioneer in Integrative Medicine Award.

This talk “Mindfulness-based Stress and Pain Reduction (MBSR)” was given at the conference “Brain Development and Learning 2010 Meeting” in Vancouver. It was an interdisciplinary conference devoted to improving children’s lives by making cutting-edge research in neuroscience, child psychology, & medicine. Further information available on http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/bdl.html