Web Radio Interview: Vicki Kennedy Overfelt — Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Healing

Vicki Kennedy OvereltThis program features an interview conducted by Our Health Co-op’s Chris Harding with Vicki Kennedy Overfelt, a seasoned practioner of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

Ms. Kennedy-Overfelt studied MBSR in connection with the Stress Reduction Program at University of Massachusetts Medical School, which was started by well-known mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn. She has since been functioning as an MBSR practioner, assisting a variety of clients gain the benefits of this subtle, but powerful technique.

Listen to Interview on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

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Additional Resources on Mindfulness

The following is the list of resources mentioned by Vicki in her interview:

  • Mindfulness Research Guide: An excellent and comprehensive electronic publication and online database offering information on the scientific study on mindfulness, recent publications, and information on the latest advances in mindfulness research and practice.
  • Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School: This website is the home of The Stress Reduction Program created by Jon Kabat-Zinn. From here, one can find other MBSR programs worldwide, as well as a description of the programs offered through the CFM.
  • Mindfulness for Beginners,” by Jon Kabat-Zinn. This and all other books by Jon Kabat-Zinn explain the practice of mindfulness in varying degrees of detail. This publication is a wonderful place for beginners and full of wonderful reminders for more experienced practitioners. There is also a CD of meditations included.
  • Mindful.org – a website dedicated to the topic and practice of mindfulness and compassion.

Additional Mindfulness Meditations

The following two meditations are those promised during the interview. They each provide listeners a chance to get an even better feel for the practice of mindfulness:

Kindness Meditation – Vicki Kennedy Overfelt

SOBER Breathing Space Meditation – Vicki Kennedy Overfelt