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The Stress Reduction Centre in Australia Ltd. (SCRAL) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli will be visiting Sydney in November 2009. There will be three special events organised.

For more information about Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, click here or here.

For more information about Dr. Saki Santorelli, click here.

For more information about the Centre for Mindfulness (CFM), click here.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD PDF Print E-mail

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and mindfulness meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness practices, especially mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), into the mainstream of medicine and society.

He is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and founder (in 1979) and former director of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic. Prominently featured in the Bill Moyer's PBS special Healing and the Mind in 1993, the clinic and its research has continually demonstrated that most participants in its programs achieve long-lasting improvements in both physical and psychological symptoms, as well as major positive changes in health attitudes and behaviors.

Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA PDF Print E-mail
Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, is the director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; the director of Clinical and Educational Services in the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society; and an assistant professor in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has been active in the emerging fields of mind-body and integrative medicine for 20 years and is engaged in the development of a range of experiential, mindfulness-based professional education and development programs and in pioneering initiatives in medical education.

During his career, he has trained thousands of people, including patients, physicians, nurses, teachers, clergy, business executives, inmates, and correctional staff. For more than a decade he has taught a program for medical students that explores the role of the contemplative mind in medicine and health care.

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