Perhaps no other person has done more to bring mindfulness meditation into the contemporary landscape of America than Jon Kabat-Zinn. Through Kabat-Zinn's pioneering work at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he is the founder of the world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic, mindfulness is now recognized as a highly effective tool for dealing with stress, chronic pain, and other illnesses. The guided meditations in this set have been in active use for more than twenty years, originally in the form of tapes used by the medical patients at the Stress Reduction Clinic. They are currently used by thousands of people around the world in hospitals and clinics throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. This CD set allows you to experience Kabat-Zinn's definitive mindfulness meditation course right in your own home.