What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the foundation of mindful self-compassion. We need to know we are suffering in order to respond to our discomfort with kindness. Mindfulness has had many definitions through the years. Mindful awareness would be feeling the vibrations in your body and the sound in your ears when you clap your hands. Jon Kabat – Zinn, who created Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in 1979 for his patients in the pain clinic at U. Mass Hospital, is considered to be the person who brought the 2,500 year old Buddhist practice of mindfulness to people here in the west in order to manage their pain.