Jon Kabat-Zinn,Ph.D., is founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic a the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, and Executive Director of the UMMC Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society.
His clinic was featured in 1993 in the PBS series Healing and The Mind with Bill Moyers. Since 1979, he and his colleagues in the Stress Reduction Clinic have used mindfulness meditation and its applications to help thousands of patients cope with problems ranging from cancer and AIDS to high blood pressure, panic attacks, and chronic pain.
He has trained groups as diverse as judges, Catholic Priests, prison inmates, Olympic athletes, health professionals and business leaders in mindfulness-based stress reduction. He is the author of two books: Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go, There You Are.