Jon Kabat-Zinn is an American professor of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Kabat-Zinn was a student of Buddist teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with scientific findings.
He teaches mindfulness, which he says can help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain, and illness. The stress reduction program created by Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), is offered by medical centers, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations.
Jon Kabat-Zinn leads you in the Healing Lake meditation, a guided imagery session to deepen concentration, broaden the field of awareness, and expand one’s feeling for the inward gesture involved in mindfulness practice.