A woman sits in the Eero Saarinen chapel on campus. Photo: j9lyn, Flickr

A woman sits in the Eero Saarinen chapel on campus. Photo: Janine Lyn*

I’ve heard a lot of people on and around campus talking about stress—stress about problem sets, job security, the last throes of winter, etc.  It seems everyone could use a little R&R, which is why I was happy to find some information on mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) posted by MIT Medical.

MBSR has been heavily researched and utilized by Jon Kabat Zinn PhD ’71, 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.

Curious? Learn more about MBSR, try a few guided practices, or read more about the science of meditation—including how imaging technology allows scientists to document monks’ brain activity and where Jon Kabat Zinn fits in.

*See more photos by photographer Janine Lyn on Flickr