UCSD Center for Mindfulness

Welcome to the blog of the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, a program within the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine and the UCSD Department of Psychiatry. This blog is intended to provide the visitor with an overview of our programs and people, as well as resources for those who are interested in learning more about Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

The UCSD Center for Mindfulness is a multi-faceted program of clinical care, professional training, education, research and outreach intended to further the practice and integration of mindfulness into the lives of individuals throughout the healthcare and educational system, including patients, healthcare providers, students, teachers and businesspeople.

The foundation and core of the Center for Mindfulness is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as it was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D and the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Kabat-Zinn and his program were featured prominently in the award-winning PBS television series Healing and the Mind, and the profound effects of this work have begun to be strongly supported by a large body of scientific research.

At UCSD, our aim is to continue and extend this work in a variety of ways, detailed in the pages of this blog. We invite you to browse and get a sense of what mindfulness is and how it might be learned and taught.

6 responses to “About

  1. Dear Steven and Allen,

    I’m a senior MBSR teacher in the Bay Area; I’ve been teaching since completing a professional training with JKZ and Saki Santorelli in 1997.

    I’ve had a long standing blog called Minding Your Stress. Since the inception of UCSD Center for Mindfulness blog, I have added you onto my blogroll.

    I’d appreciate if if you would add my blog: http://www.mindingyourstress.com to your blogroll on the UCSD Center for Mindfulness wordpress site.

    I appreciate all of the exchange you are facilitating with this blog and the LinkedIn groups.

    With Metta,

  2. Your placing a password protect on your articles is contrary to academic, social and compassionate principles. Should I still believe that you are capable of mindfullness?

    • Leo: This was a technical glitch that came up inadvertently. We expect to have it resolved shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience this caused!

      Steve Hickman

  3. Dear Center for Mindfulness UCSD,

    I am UCSD alumni and still work at the University. I am also a graduate of MFT from SDSU and working as an intern in City Heights. I have no idea how I have not stumbled upon your work previously, but like all things it comes at the time at it does. In not a very mindful way I have be scouring your website trying to figure out how I can study at your center. Unfortunately, I am having trouble navigating the site and opening links. I would greatly appreciate information about how to sign up for classes and ultimately become trained in MBSR.

    I’m feeling incredibly excited that I might not need to move to Boston to study!

    Thank you,

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