Trauma, Mindfulness & Neurobiology of Self
With Jon Kabat-Zin, Ph.D.
This presentation by Jon Kabat-Zinn was excerpted from the 24th Annual International Trauma Conference held in Boston, MA.
In recent years there has been increasing recognition of mindfulness and self-awareness as the foundations of emotional responsiveness, psychological change, and personal growth. This workshop highlights work that constitutes the cutting edge on the neurobiological foundations of stress resilience, mindfulness, the effects of trauma on self-awareness and self-organization, and how mindfulness meditation and yoga can change the brain.
About The Speakers:
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; Founding Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, (1995); founder (in 1979) and former director of world-renowned Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic; author of numerous books and scientific papers on mindfulness and MBSR.
His work in the Stress Reduction Clinic was featured in Bill Moyers’ PBS Special, “Healing and the Mind” and in the book of the same title, as well as on Good Morning America, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and NPR. It has contributed to a growing movement of mindfulness into mainstream institutions such as medicine, and psychology, health care and hospitals, schools, corporations, the legal profession, prisons, and professional sports.