Anita Kemp Ph.D. Blog

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Mindfullness-Based Stress Reduction

MBSR is a program started by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It is simple and involves mindfulness meditation, body scan and yoga.  It has been demonstrated to improve immune functioning, speed up healing, improve mood and reduce suffering from chronic pain. The later seems to happen by helping someone distinguish between the senory experience of pain from the cognitive processes related to the experience. Staying with just the primary experience eases pain. This approach has a sound scientific basis and is easy to learn. There are CDs available. Just Google on Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. Check it out for better emotional and physical health.

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September 11, 2010 - Posted by | Emotional Well Being

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