MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) PROGRAMMES were first put into practice in 1979 at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Jon Kabat-Zinn was established as a professor of medicine with the University of Massachusetts. At the time, the programme Kabat-Zinn founded was call the Stress Reduction and Relaxation Programme, which was later changed to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. With the name change came a shift in perpective, from emphasizing the Buddhist foundations to making the programme more secular and inviting to people from all systems of belief.... In conclusion, Jon’s creativity and dedication to developing the work of mindfulness training. Has contributed to both awareness and acceptance of the mind to body relationship for improved health benefits. https://mbsrtraining.com/about-jon-kabat-zinn/
Since its inception, more than 24,000 people have completed our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program and learned how to use their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress, pain, and illness. For more information click on MBSR HISTORY
For information on National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NHS) research into Mindfulness.
For more information on Dr Richard J. Davidson's work click here: RESEARCHGATE