Jon Kabat-Zinn is a leader in the emerging field of mind/body medicine. This form of medicine is focused on the clinical, social, and human performance effects of mindfulness meditation training in various populations. Over the past 20 years, Kabat-Zinn has become internationally known for his tireless effort in trying to bring mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He has found a lot of sucess: thousands of people all over the world have begun incorporating his teachings due to the fact that his books are not only spiritually compelling, but relevant to every day life as well.
These concepts and practices aren't just personal either; mainstream institutions such as hospitals, schools, corporations, prisons, and law offices have found practical use for Kabat-Zinn's practices as well. His methods of mindfulness meditation can help you find peace at home, on the job, or anywhere you may feel some unease in your life. LearnOutLoud.com has many books to choose from, including not only Kabat-Zinn's classic audio books, but meditational practice audio programs as well.
To start with, there's Kabat-Zinn's classic Wherever You Go There You Are. Here you will explore principles and practices of mindfulness and learn how to capture the present, live full in the moment, reduce anxiety, achieve inner peace, and enrich your quality of life.
Then there's Mindfulness for Beginners in which you learn how to experience life fully as it unfolds moment by moment. Kabat-Zinn wants you to understand that meditation is an invitation to wake up, experience the fullness of your life, and transform your relationship with your problems, fears, and any pain or stress that is destroying your quality of life.
In addition, we also have Full Catastrophe Living, Kabat-Zinn's audio book exploring the various facets of healing ourselves through his mindfulness-based stress reduction program. By reducing stress we can become more compassionate and aware as human beings and thereby use this newfound power to help heal the world.