Saturday, December 7, 2013

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Books by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go, There You Are (ROUGH CUT)       Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness       Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness    Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment--and Your Life  
  Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. is executive director at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He is the founder and former director of the UMMC Stress Reduction Clinic and an associate professor of medicine in the division of preventive and behavioral medicine. Using mindfulness 
meditation, Kabat-Zinn works to help people reduce stress and deal with chronic pain, and a variety of illnesses, particularly breast cancer. He was a trainer for the 1984 U.S. Men’s Olympic Rowing Team and is especially interested in reducing the stress-related problems in the inner city and in prison populations. Kabat-Zinn’s books include: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (1991); Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (1994) and Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (1997), which was co-authored with his wife, Myla.

Being a parent is one of greatest mindfulness practices of all. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into mindfulness. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Cultivate wisdom and equanimity – not passive resignation – in the face of the full catastrophe of the human condition. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
If you’re not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you’re not really understanding it. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Just stopping, is a radical act of sanity and love. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness involves living your life as if it really mattered.  And it does matter. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness is not about getting anywhere else — it’s about being where you are and knowing it. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness is the awareness that arises through paying attention on purpose in the present moment — non-judgmentally. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way – on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgement. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
My definition of healing is: coming to terms with things as they are. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
To drop into being means to recognize your interconnectedness with all life, and with being itself. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Until you stop breathing, there’s more right with you than wrong with you. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
You can’t control the universe, so mindfulness involves learning to cultivate wisdom and equanimity. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Your very nature is being part of larger and larger spheres of wholeness. — Jon Kabat-Zinn

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