Mindful Sport Performance Podcast

Ep. 53: Revisiting Grief with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn

January 06, 2023 Dr. Keith Kaufman & Dr. Tim Pineau Season 4 Episode 8
Mindful Sport Performance Podcast
Ep. 53: Revisiting Grief with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn rejoins the conversation.

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He's a Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he founded it's world-renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society. He is the author of numerous books and other publications including two best-sellers, Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go, There You Are. His books and guided meditation programs describe meditation practice in such commonsense, relevant, and compelling terms that mindfulness meditation practice has become a way of life for hundreds of thousands of people. His work has contributed to a growing movement of mindfulness into mainstream institutions in our society such as medicine, education, business, the judicial system, and sports.

Jon begins with a grounded awareness practice. Then, Tim, Jon, and Keith have a deeply personal conversation about:

[11:50] Tim's reflections on the evolution of his grief over the past 10 months

[25:00]  Normalizing grief through sharing unfiltered experiences

[27:40]  The struggle of approaching grief with authenticity

[30:03]  Bridging grief and gratitude

[33:09]  The effects of changing one's relationship with anxiety

[37:58]  Differing reactions to grief and the potential impact on the bereaved

[43:24]  The importance of candid conversations in the process of healing

[44:05]  Overcoming emotional overwhelm through the lens of mindfulness

[53:09]  Finding experiences of common humanity and interconnectedness in grief

Social Media Mentioned:

Twitter: @jonkabatzinn, @mindfulsportdoc

Instagram: @mindful_sport_podcast

YouTube: Jon at Wisdom2.0 with Anderson Cooper, Mindful Sport Performance Podcast

Websites Mentioned:

Anderson Cooper's Podcast with Steven Colbert

Jon Kabat-Zinn's Website



Books Mentioned

Full Catastrophe Living

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement

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