MBSR – Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction is an eight-week course originated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D, internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction Clinic in 1979, and the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society in 1995. Jon is the author of two best-selling books: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness.
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MBCT – Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy was developed by John Teasdale, Mark Williams and Zindel Segal as a manualised, class-based skills training programme for people with recurrent depression. It integrates elements of cognitive therapy with intensive practice of mindfulness meditation, with the aim of helping people to relate differently to pain and distress. Randomised clinical trials support its efficacy in preventing relapse in people who have experienced repeated episodes of depression, and MBCT is recommended in the guidelines of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as a cost-effective treatment of choice for this increasingly common problem.
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Kintsugi (Golden Repair) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or plat- inum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
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Sources: mindfulnesscds.com, conted.ox.ac.uk, Wikipedia