Bringing mindfulness to mainstream society is at the core of Jon Kabat-Zinn's life's work. Known internationally a best-selling author, meditation teacher and scientist, Jon is also a professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. There, he was the founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and founding director of its Stress Reduction Clinic.
Much of Jon's research focuses on mind-body healing and the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on the brain, immune system and other areas of the body. He's trained people in all professions—from CEOs to Olympic athletes—to use mindfulness meditation to improve their lives. Jon is the author of many books about mindful living, including Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness, Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness and Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. He is married and has three grown children.
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Published on July 10, 2008