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Jon Kabat-Zinn

Professor from United States of America

Jon Kabat-Zinn (né Kabat) (born June 5, 1944) is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn was a student of Zen Master Seung Sahn and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with those of Western science. He teaches mindfulness meditation as a technique to help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain and illness. A stress reduction program created by Kabat-Zinn is offered at medical centers, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations. Kabat-Zinn was born in 1944, to Elvin Kabat, a biomedical scientist, and Sally Kabat, a painter. Kabat-Zinn received his Ph.D. in molecular biology in 1971 from MIT where he studied under Salvador Luria, Nobel Laureate in medicine. Kabat-Zinn is the founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also the founder (1979) and former director of its renowned Stress  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Jon Kabat
Date of birth
1944-06-05
Place of birth
New York City
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Myla Kabat-Zinn
Children
Naushon Kabat-Zinn Serena Kabat-Zinn Will Kabat-Zinn
Profession
Teacher, Writer, Professor

Education

Institution From To
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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