At the heart of mindfulness is simplicity. And Jon Kabat-Zinn the teacher who awakened western medicine to its powerful health benefits 32 years ago just made it even simpler and more inviting. Mindfulness for Beginners is a new treasury of teachings and practices to inspire those new to meditation 40 small, bright candle-flames of wisdom that show us how to: Dissipate stress and enter the joyful stream of present moment awareness Reenergize the body and clear the mind to navigate the storms and crises of life Bring compassionate attention to challenging situations and relationships Here, Kabat-Zinn reveals the beauty and wonder hidden within the practices taught within MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) to create a book that can be enjoyed in different ways: as a box of teaching gems to be opened and explored on whim, as an unfolding practice-a-day programme, or as an engaging start-to-finish primer on living a more mindful life. For the millions transformed by Jon Kabat-Zinn s classic writings on mindfulness, the mind-body connection, and health or for anyone seeking the benefits of this profound interior work Mindfulness for Beginners will be a welcome source of inspiration and instruction.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was the founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and founder and former director of its world-renown Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic.
Dr Kabat-Zinn's pioneering research focused on mind/body interactions for healing and on the clinical applications of mindfulness meditation for people managing chronic pain and stress-related disorders. His work has won numerous awards and contributed to a growing movement of mindfulness into mainstream institutions such as medicine, and psychology, health care, schools, corporations, prisons, and professional sports. He is the author of Full Catastrophe Living, Coming to Our Senses and Wherever You Go, There You Are.