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Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He gives public talks and workshops throughout the world on mindfulness and its applications for moving toward greater sanity and balance in today's multitasking, high-speed world. He is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and founder and former director of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic. His work has contributed to a growing movement of mindfulness into mainstream fields and institutions in our society such as medicine, health care and hospitals, the law, schools, corporations, prisons, and professional sports. He is the author of *Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness* (1991), translated into seven languages; *Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life* (1994), translated into 20 languages; and coauthor, with his wife Myla, of *Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting* (1997), translated into three languages. His new book is *Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness *(2005).