Jon Kabat-Zinn describes how mindfulness can help with chronic pain.
About the Author
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is a meditation teacher, writer, and scientist. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founder (in 1979) and former director of its world- renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. He is the author of Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness; Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life; and co-author, with his wife, Myla, of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. Together with his colleagues, he has published numerous scientific papers on the clinical applications of mindfulness in medicine. His work has been featured in the Bill Moyers PBS special, Healing and the Mind, as well as on Oprah, Good Morning America, and in numerous print media.
Quote from “Full Catastrophe Living” “Healing comes out of the practice itself when it is engaged in as a way of being. From the perspective of mindfulness, YOU are already whole, so what is the point of trying to become what you already are? What is required above all is that we let go into the domain of being. This is what is fundamentally healing.”