Psychology for Lawyers

mindfulness with jon kabat-zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn is professor emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


"[M]indfulness is: the wareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment."

--Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Context: Past, Present, and Future, 10 (2) Clinical Psychol.: Sci. & Prac. 144 (2003)

"[M]indfulness is what arises when you pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally, and as if your life depended on it. And what arises is nothing other than awareness itself. Awareness is a capacity that we are all intimately familiar with and yet are simultaneously complete strangers to."

--Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment--and Your Life 17 (Boulder, Colorado: Sounds True, 2012)


Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Context: Past, Present, and Future, 10 (2) Clinical Psychol.: Sci. & Prac. 144 (2003) [on-line text]

Class Videos

"Seeds Planted in the Garden" (an image of Jon Kabat-Zinn from his Dartmouth lecture)

Class Viewing 1: Defining Mindfulness [4:32 mins.] [2012]]

Class Viewing 2: Me Me Me [2:08 mins.]

Class Viewing 3: How the Brain Creates the Narratives of Your Life [3:24 mins.]

Class Viewing 4: Challenging the Negative Self-Image [2:59 mins.] [PsychAlive]

Class Viewing 5: What Is Mindfulness? [5:18 mins.] [PsychAlive]

Class Viewing 6: Liberation from Suffering [3:16 mins.] [PsychAlive]

Class Viewing 7: Liberation from Delusion [2:04 mins.] [PsychAlive]]

Class Viewing 8: Intimacy with Self [1:17 mins.]

Class Viewing 9: The Stars of Our Own Movie [3:49 mins.]

Class Viewing 10: We Are an Underdeveloped Country [4:11 mins.] [comments at the "Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion" conference, March 8, 2013]

Class Viewing 11: Life is Right Now [7:13 mins.] [research in mindfulness; science and meditation]

A Final Thought: As Good As It Gets [1:37 mins.]

Alternative Presentation for a Jon Kabat-Zinn Class Viewing Introduction

The Healing Power of Mindfulness [1:52:33 mins.] [Dartmouth] [Jon Kabat-Zinn lecture begins at 5:37 mins., possible end of presentation at 24:12 mins.] [segments of the presentation: Pt1 Pt2 Pt3 Pt4 Pt5]

From Doing to Being [38:04 mins.] [Inward Bound Mindfulness Education presentation at Middlesex County College] [class presentation begins at 7:26 mins.; end at 22:37 mins.]

Mindfulness as a Love Affair with Life: An Interview [22:12 mins.]

Reference (Introduction to Jon Kabat-Zinn and His Work)

Healing and the Mind
[4:20 mins.] [Charles Halpern]

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Heidi Walk
[29:32 mins.]

Reference (Jon Kabat-Zinn | PsychAlive Interview)

Mindfululness: Many Approaches [2:38 mins.] [Mindfulness as a CBT approach to treatment of depression]

Mindfulness: Lifestyle Change
[1:37 mins.]

Mindfulness: The Nitty Gritty of Attunement
[3:36 mins.]

Mindfulness: Full Catastrophe Living
[2:40 mins.] [encountering pain, suffering, stress]

Mindfulness: At Home in Our Own Skin
[4:27 mins.]

Mindfulness: Come to Our Senses
[2:12 mins.]

Mindfulness: Hope for Changing the Future
[3:36 mins.]

[The PsychAlive Jon Kabat-Zinn Interview (43:59 mins.) is available to purchase from PsychAlive]

Reference (Jon Kabat-Zinn on Attitudes of Mindfulness)

Mindfulness: 9 Attitudes
[26:27 mins.]

The Benefits of Meditation [2:49 mins.] Introduction: Attitudes of Mindfulness [2:54 mins.] Non-Judging [4:13 mins.] Patience [2:18 mins.] Non-Striving [2:43 mins.] Letting Go [3:52 mins.] Beginner's Mind [2:51 mins.] Acceptance [3:27 mins.] Trust [3:28 mins.] Gratitude and Generosity
[4:07 mins.]

Reference (Jon Kabat-Zinn)


Mindfulness as a Love Affair with Life: An Interview
[22:12 mins.] [end presentation at 8:34 mins.; another possible end of the presentation, 18:34 mins.]

Places to Begin

What is Mindfulness?
[1:34 mins.)

The Mindfulness Movement in America
[41:10 mins.]

A Talk on Meditation
[22:43 mins.] [begin at 1:24 mins.; end at 17:45 mins.]

A Talk at Google
[1:12:04 mins.] [begin class presentation at 2:42 mins.; end at 18:06 min.]

Stress Reduction

Stress Reduction [9:00 mins.] [begin at 1:34 mins.] ] Pt2 [9:01 mins.] Pt3 [9:02 mins.] Pt4 [9:06 mins.] Pt5 [9:03 mins.] Pt6 [6:54 mins.]

Additional Videos

Mindfulness in Education
[7:31 mins.] [2013]

What Meditation Really Is
[4:00 mins.]

This Is about My Life
[2:58 mins.]

[2:15 mins.] [alt. posting]

Befriending Our Bodies
[3:55 mins.]

The Application of Mindfulness
[19:45 mins.]

[1:39 mins.]

You Are Only Alive in THIS Moment!
[6:27 mins.]

Listening is an Act of Love
[6:49 mins.]

Befriending Your Mind, Befriending Your Life
[12:25 mins.] [2013]

Mindfulness as a Cultural Phenomena
[3:16 mins.] [2010]

How Can Mindfulness Change Your Life
[24:01 mins.]

An Evening with Jon Kabat-Zinn: Q&A Session
[28:30 mins.]

Reflections and Guidance on the Cultivation of Mindfulness
[45:26 mins.] [2014 webinar] ["Mindfulness is just pure awareness." We may think we are aware but we are actually lost in thoughts. Awareness is available to us.]

Coming to Our Senses
[57:20 mins.] [UCSD Medical Center talk] [Jon Kabat-Zinn's presentation begins at 7:17 mins.]

An Evening with Jon Kabat-Zinn
[1:21:44 mins.] [Action for Happiness, London, March 28, 2013]

UMindfulness Lecture
[1:08:05 mins.] [University of Miami, 2015] [lecture begins at 11:40 mins.]

Mindfulness in Medicine and Health Care
[1:33:07 mins.] [Oslo, Norway] Pt2 [1:24:54 mins.] Pt3 [59:38 mins.] Pt4: Questions & Conversation [55:01 mins.]

Mindfulness: An Introduction
[1:34:03 mins.]

Conversations on Compassion
[1:01:05 mins.] [Jon Kabat-Zinn's comments begin at 3:57 mins.] [Kabat-Zinn comments on how he became interested in the work for which he is now well-known]

Sonnabend Lecture
[1:29:25 mins.] [Lesley University, October 3, 2001]

No Small Thing: The CFM, Mindfulness, and the Healing of the World
[2:02:51 mins.] [Jon Kabat-Zinn presentation begins at 6:29 mins.]

The Role of Mindfulness in Education
[1:42:12 mins.]

The Rise of Mindfulness in Society: Arianna Huffington & Jon Kabat-Zinn
[37:01 mins.]

Applied Mindfulness in Business and Life
[31:12 mins.] [Jon Kabat-Zinn with Melissa Daimler, Head of Learning and Organizational Development at Twitter] [2013]

Jon Kabat-Zinn & Oprah Winfrey: Mindfulness in Everyday Life
[13:12 mins.]

The Mind, Stress and Healing
[27:07 mins.]

Healing from Within
[41:12 mins.] [PBS, Bill Moyers] [broadcast in 1993]

Reference (Jon Kabat-Zinn | Audio)

Practical Stress Reduction in Everyday Life
[14:59 mins.]

Thoughts That Happen
[10:53 mins.] ["the art of conscious living"]

Letting Go
[9:59 mins.]

Inner Guidance
[12:24 mins.]

Hurrying Mindfully
[11:14 mins.]

NOW Is the Only Time You Have for Anything
[20:09 mins.]

Emotional Pain Is Worse
[11:29 mins.]

Stressful Situations & Pain
[12:40 mins.]

True Moments of Wholeness
[13:49 mins.]

Observe Your Minds Habits
[18:20 mins.]

Living in a Chronic State of Unawareness
[21:43 mins.]

Our Limitations & Weaknesses As People
[19:08 mins.]

Trust & Let Go
[13:46 mins.]

In The Face of Emotional Upset
[20:45 mins.]

Reference (Audio | Meditations)

Emotional Pain Is Worse
[11:29 mins.]

Embrace Negative Emotions
[14:42 mins.]

Awareness Embraces Irritation
[11:02 mins.]

Body Scan Meditation
[45:27 mins.]

[48:15 mins.]

Mindfulness Guided Meditation
[39:53 mins.]

Sitting Meditation
[39:51 mins.]

Reference (Jon Kabat-Zinn | Bibliography)

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment--and Your Life (Boulder, Colorado: Sounds True, 2012)

____________, Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
(New York: Hyperion, 1994)

Reference (Videos)

How Can Mindfulness Change Your Life
[24:00 mins.]

Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness
[1:14:21 mins.] [Neuroscientists Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha join Jon Kabat-Zinn]

Kristin Neff: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
[21:12 mins.]

Meditation as Medicine: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
[59:29 mins.]

Staying in the Now: Mental Health Through Mindfulness
[1:20:42 mins.] [Stuart Eisendrath, director of the University of California-San Francisco Depression Center, explores mindfulness as a technique for maintaining mental health] [presentation begins at 4:30 mins.]

Applying Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to Treatment
[1:28:13 mins.]

FindingYour Place in the World
[50:37 mins.] [Ken Robinson]

The Two Dimensions of Ego
[8:59 mins.] [Leonard Jacobson] ["Leonard Jacobson explains how we leave the present moment, become imprisoned by thought forms and function in the world as egos. He describes a second level of ego, which is completely independent of us and reveals the way to overcome its dominance in our lives." ~YouTube] The Ego's Surrender [5:21 mins.] Being Present [4:42 mins.] [these videos represent only a sample of Leonard Jacobson videos that are available]

Reference (Scott Rogers, a lawyer)

Scott Rogers Commentary on Mindfulness
[9:59 mins.] Pt4 [9:59 mins.] Pt5 [9:49 mins.]

The Art of Mindfulness Meditation: Introduction
[8:17 mins.]

A Beginning Mindfulness Meditation
[6:19 mins.]

The Art of Mindfulness Meditation
[7:03 mins.]

A Concentrated Awareness
[4:16 mins.]

Mindfulness Practices and the Legal Profession






Steven Keeva, Transforming Practices: Finding Joy and Satisfaction in the Legal Life (Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1999)(American Bar Association, 2011)







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