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The Man Who Prescribes the Medicine of the Moment

A Profile of Jon Kabat-Zinn

In his article The Man Who Prescribes the Medicine of the Moment, Barry Boyce profiles Jon Kabat-Zinn, who has brought the benefits of meditation practice to tens of thousands of people .

The core program of Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness-based stress reduction  (MBSR) includes guided instruction in mindfulness meditation and “mindful yoga practices,” exercises to “enhance awareness in everyday life,” daily mindfulness assignments, and methods for improving communication. The program  emphasizes working with the body using body scanning and yoga exercises to strengthen the body and release muscular tension.

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