In 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn founded the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he adapted various teachings on mindfulness and developed the Stress Reduction and Relaxation Program. He would soon thereafter structure an eight-week course, adapting it within a scientific context. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was born.
During that same time, the idea of an internet was more theory than practice; the worldwide web was still germinating. It wouldn’t be for another 15 years when one percent of the globe’s communications would be carried across the web. Today it accounts for more than 97 percent of two-way communication.
During my time training with Jon Kabat-Zinn, little mention of the internet occupied our conversations. Today I imagine the conversations would be significantly different regarding tools to share the many benefits of mindfulness.
The marriage of mindfulness and the internet has been one of similar paths. Slow at first, only to accelerate dramatically in the past decade. In that context, I am excited to introduce my new website and intentional place in mind, body and Meta tags.
Please explore my new site, our new site. We’ve designed this for you. The site aims to be an easy exploration into mindfulness, how it can benefit you and the ones you love. As the site continues to develop it will be a resource for mindfulness students to find reinforcement, new tools, the sharing of current research and new results.
In that spirit, I encourage you to visit our services page – it provides an overview of personal mindfulness counseling as well as group mindfulness opportunities. And accept this invitation to subscribe to our quarterly newsletter, designed to provide similar updates, delivered directly to your inbox.
Finally, if you are new to mindfulness, I invite you to sign up for one of my upcoming introductory MBSR courses. They are always free and open to the public.
You start where you are; no prior experience necessary. My upcoming schedule can be found on the events page.
And always, please let me know how I’m doing. Let me know what you like, what you don’t like and what else you’d like to see.