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What is mindfulness Revolution? The practice of mindfulness – paying attention to our experience in a non-judgemental, accepting way – promises to help us escape the tyranny of our thoughts, boosting our mood, performance and health along the way. At this point, there can’t be many people on the planet who haven’t tried mindfulness at least once.
When did the mindfulness movement begin? After earning a doctorate in molecular biology, Kabat-Zinn in 1979 started a stress reduction center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, developing an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course.
Who started the mindfulness movement? Mindfulness originated from ancient eastern and Buddhist philosophy and dates back around 2500 years. The concept of mindfulness was introduced to the western world by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
What is Kabat-Zinn’s key elements of mindfulness? The practice of mindfulness meditation includes seven key factors: nonjudging, patience, beginner’s mind (having an attitude of openness), trust, non-striving, acceptance, and letting go (Kabat-Zinn, 2012).