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Mindfulness, Healing and Transformation: The Pain and the Promise of Befriending the Full Catastrophe

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When we first offered Bessel A. van der Kolk's 22nd Annual Trauma Conference on DVD, mental health professionals around the world asked for just a peek at ...
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Faculty:
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Duration:
1 Hour 9 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 21, 2011

Description

When we first offered Bessel A. van der Kolk's 22nd Annual Trauma Conference on DVD, mental health professionals around the world asked for just a peek at Jon Kabat-Zinn’s closing presentation. Now, here is your chance to watch his inspiring speech!

Jon Kabat-Zinn has an important and powerful message that ALL people who help those in need must hear. He reminds us that we deal "with the full catastrophe of the human condition" and that, as professionals, we need to make sure that we take care of ourselves so that we are at our best, which in turn brings out the best in our clients every day.

Outline

  • Nature of the work of a therapist
    • Dealing with "full catastrophe of the human condition"
  • Self and balance
  • Regions of interest in the brain

Faculty

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. Related seminars and products: 8


Featured in Bill Moyer's PBS Special, "Healing and the Mind", Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., 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.