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
YouTube: Jon at Wisdom2.0 with Anderson Cooper, Mindful Sport Performance Podcast
Anderson Cooper's Podcast with Steven Colbert
Jon Kabat-Zinn's Website
Full Catastrophe Living
Wherever You Go, There You Are
Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement
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Keith, Tim, and Taylor