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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn has been instrumental in Mindfulness achieving widespread acceptance  in a variety of applications, such as in public schools.

Mindfulness has been defined as “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment to moment” 
 (Kabat-Zinn, 2003).

 Mindfulness can be used to increase the space between a stimulus and one’s response to it, enabling improved decision making ability and shifts in long-standing behaviors.

 Kabat-Zinn, J. (2003). Mindfulness-based interventions in context: Past, present and
future. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10, 144-156.