The originator of the much studied - and much proven - eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, Jon Kabat-Zinn, created an inspiring program that has helped many thousands of people learn to cope more effectively with stress, pain, and illness. The authors, two of the leading MBSR teacher trainers in Europe, ground readers in the practices that have been studied and proven effective. These include mindfulness meditation, walking meditation, eating meditation, Yoga,and Body-Scan. The authors provide step-by-step instructions, as well as illustrative real-life examples. Readers considering a course in MBSR will find information and inspiration while practitioners will gain a valuable tool for their teaching. Anyone experiencing or treating chronic challenges of mind, body, or spirit will find practical, motivational help here.
Linda Lehrhaupt and Petra Meibert run the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches, whose faculty has trained hundreds of teachers in Europe and the UK. They will soon bring their programs into the US and other English-speaking territories. The authors live in Bedburg, Germany.