Brown’s mindfulness center, which draws experts from psychiatry, the social sciences, epidemiology and the study of contemplative practices such as Buddhism, studies the science behind meditation to better understand which interventions work for specific health issues, such as anxiety or addiction.

Just over 40 years ago Jon Kabat-Zinn began seeing patients with chronic disease in the basement of our Medical Center. His hypothesis was simple —  the practice of mindfulness could help alleviate the pain and suffering associated with chronic disease. Now, 40 years later, thanks to Jon’s pioneering work, we know unequivocally that mindfulness can not only reduce pain and suffering, but can also be used as an adjunct to standard medical care for a multitude of diseases and as a preventive measure to reduce the incidence of stress related illness

L’Association pour le Développement de la Mindfulness a pour vocation de favoriser la diffusion en Europe francophone de la méditation de Pleine Conscience dans un cadre laïque au service de la qualité de vie et de l’épanouissement humain.

Créée en 2009, elle rassemble aujourd’hui plus de 200 instructeurs formés à l’enseignement des programmes MBSR et MBCT.