Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Series 1 – NOW available as an app!
The Series 1 mindfulness meditation app constitutes the core practice curriculum of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA.

Hundreds of thousands or even millions of people have used these meditations to develop and sustain a meditation practice based on mindfulness, and to benefit from its stress reducing, healing, and transformational potential when practiced regularly.

After 35 years in the form of first audiotapes and then CDs, these Series 1 guided mindfulness meditations are now available as an app due to popular demand. The content of the app is identical to that on the tapes/CDs. The meditations can be used in conjunction with Dr. Kabat-Zinn's book Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (2nd edition, 2013).

The meditations:

1. Body Scan Meditation (45 minutes): The body scan is a closely guided journey through your body as you bring moment-to-moment awareness to every region in turn.
2. Mindful Yoga 1 (45 minutes): A gentle sequence of mindful hatha yoga postures, which help build strength, balance, and flexibility in both body and mind.
3. Sitting Meditation (40 minutes): Detailed guidance and instruction for the practice of mindfulness meditation in a formal sitting posture. Sitting meditation is the traditional formal core practice of mindfulness meditation.
4. Mindful Yoga 2 (45 minutes):
 A different sequence of mindful hatha yoga postures, including many done standing.

About Jon Kabat-Zinn:

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is a meditation teacher, writer and scientist. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founder (in 1979) and former director of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society.

Together with his colleagues, Jon Kabat-Zinn has published numerous scientific papers on the clinical applications of mindfulness in medicine. His work has been featured in the Bill Moyers PBS special, Healing and the Mind, as well as on Oprah, Good Morning America, and in numerous print media.

Jon Kabat-Zinn is the author of:

* Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness
* Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
* Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
* Arriving at Your Own Door, Letting Everything Become Your Teacher
* Mindfulness for Beginners
* Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (co-author, with his wife Myla)
*The Mindful Way Through Depression (with Williams, Teasdale, and Segal)
* The Mind's Own Physician (editor together with Richard Davidson)
* Mindfulness: Diverse Perspectives on its Meaning, Origins, and Applications (editor with Mark Williams)


MindfulnessApps is a Swedish company dedicated to making mindfulness practice of the highest quality easy accessible to the world. The company consists of Psychologist, mindfulness teacher and Master of Engineering Martin Ström and Psychologist, author and mindfulness teacher Johan Bergstad.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

Josie bell ,

One of the best stress reduction series around

I had a traumatic brain injury in 2004. When I got back to my old life, I was stressed and quick to anger. In 2006 I started listening to this stress reduction mindfulness meditation series. I found myself more relaxed, more focused, and more like my old self. It started me on the path of practicing meditation every day. I am still so grateful that my therapist got me to try this. It made my brain injury just a fact of my life, and not the event that changed it forever.

onthecushion ,

Love these but a small wishlist....

I love the Jon Kabat-Zinn app series and use them daily, along with his book Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. The meditations are great and I love the variety both in type and duration. I only have a small wishlist that would make these even more awesome:

1. Sometimes the meditation is not logged into the daily practice even though the “Log practice” box is checked. I sometimes go past the meditation time and then the app has closed and not logged the practice.

2. It would be great if the practice logs could be accumulated between all the apps, rather than individually, so that there would be a total log in one location.

Joei005 ,

Best Mindfulness Apps

I have taken Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes (MBSR). They were created and structured by Jon Kabat-Zinn, using mindfulness meditation techniques which originated in Asia.

There are many mindfulness app available today, but many do not conform to the actual principles of mindfulness the way that JKZ’s meditations do.

I do not know why there aren’t more reviews of JKZ’s apps. IMHO, these apps should be the most popular mindfulness apps in the Apple Store.

I try to spend at least 30 minutes a day in mindfulness meditation. I am endeavoring to engage in mindfulness mediation on a more consistent basis, since it’s a very powerful technique that can change one’s life.

I know the JKZ apps cost more, but they are worth the money. Thank you.


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