Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is the best-selling author of Coming to Our Senses, Wherever You Go, There You Are, and Full-Catastrophe Living. He is the founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society; and founder and former director of the world renowned Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
In his latest book, Kabat-Zinn (founder, Stress Reduction Clinic & Ctr. for Mindfulness, Univ. of Massachusetts Medical Sch.) simplifies the approach to mindfulness he presented in his notable Wherever You Go, There You Are and makes it more inviting for beginners. He provides mindfulness teachings and over 40 practices for those interested in meditating to reduce stress, reenergize the body, clear the mind, and bring compassionate attention to situations and relationships. Kabat-Zinn thoroughly discusses the how-tos of mindfulness and offers several guided meditations with an accompanying CD (not heard by this reviewer). The brief, straightforward chapters make this book a valuable entry point for meditation novices. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.