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Jon Kabat-Zinn to Speak at the UA

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

In a world where the feeling of digital overload has become the new normal, the practice of mindfulness offers a method to clear the mind of stress and worry.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He will discuss the public health benefits of mindfulness in the treatment of chronic medical conditions on Friday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. in DuVal Auditorium at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson.

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and author of numerous books, including Full Catastrophe Living, Arriving at Your Own Door, and Coming to Our Senses.

He is founder and former executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic where he developed and began teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) curriculum in 1979. Since its inception, MBSR has evolved into a common form of complementary medicine addressing a variety of health problems. 

The hour-long lecture is free and open to the public with support from the James E. Dalen Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. The endowment supports a series of lectures in health policy by visiting scientists and scholars on local, state, national and international health policy issues to connect the academic world with the “real world” of public health.

Parking is available in the UA Medical Center visitor parking garage. The fee is $1.50 per hour, cash only. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the UA Zone 1 permit and metered parking lot 2030 at East Mabel Street and Martin Avenue.

Read more about Kabat-Zinn and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in the Feb 3, 2014 issue of TIME Magazine.

For more information about the lecture, contact Donna Knight at (520) 626-6459.

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