‘No One Can Take Mindfulness Away from You’ by Jon Kabat-Zinn

‘Bestselling author and teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn talks about what mindfulness means to him personally, and argues that the United States is an “underdeveloped” country when it comes to compassion and attention.’

This clip is from the Greater Good website. You can watch the full talk by becoming a member.

Jon Kabat-Zinn: How can mindfulness change your life?

The role that Jon Kabat-Zinn has played in getting mindfulness into mainstream medical practice (and beyond) in the Western world has been huge.  He is a true hero.

Here’s a fascinating video that describes how mindfulness-based stress reduction {MBSR] ‘grew up’ on the eastern side of the US. It’s important to hear how Jon and his colleagues emphasise the importance of research and scientific evidence in underlying the widening acceptance of MBSR as an important therapeutic tool.

You can find much more about mindfulness on Recovery Stories – try a search.

Mark Williams on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Professor Mark Williams of the University of Oxford talks about mindfulness meditation as an alternative treatment for depression. In fact, mindfulness is also a powerful tool to help someone recovering from addiction.

Check out various other YouTube clips on mindfulness from Mark Williams, Jon Kabat Zinn (who was instrumental in promoting mindfulness as a tool for health issues in the Western world) and others.

I include the book Mark refers to in my list of six books that can help your recovery in our Resources section. Here is what I say about the book:

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