A talk by Jon Kabat-Zinn on mindfulness, stress reduction & healing.
Jon Kabat-Zinn started the programme of stress reduction in 1979 in the USA. This programme and its integration into mainstream healthcare has evolved and grown hugely ever since. At Specialist Pain Physio we have taken on this approach as part of the treatment and rehabilitation programmes for very good reason. Pain and stress are very much linked and integrated, affecting each other. We must deal with the stressor to manage and ease the pain from a physiological and psychological stand point. Pain itself is a stressor and places huge demand upon the body’s resources. Using the MBSR approach alongside other cognitive techniques is highly effective in easing suffering, symptoms, controlling and reducing stress and optimising treatment outcomes.