What is the antidote to our fast-paced, technology-driven, stress-inducing lifestyles? Is there a solution for the increasing disconnect from our bodies and the widespread health challenges we face?
This evening, Eileen Fisher is joined by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program used in healthcare, education, and workplaces throughout the United States and catalyst for the modern mindfulness movement. They will share personal and professional stories and experiences and discuss what mindfulness is, the measurable benefits of meditation, and the importance of integrating the mind and the body in our pursuit of health, wellness, and living life fully.
Mindfulness practices are being used for everything from personal stress relief to more effective workplaces and classrooms—and may just be the solution we need for navigating the demands of our lives and these times. Eileen regularly engages in mindfulness practices, including meditation and embodiment approaches, and has worked to introduce them in her company to create a more balanced work culture.
Together, these two pioneers, each pursuing a unique sense of purpose and commitment to personal discovery, have significantly impacted society as a result. Join them for an evening in which we are each invited to find our own connection to this cultural shift sweeping the nation.
A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Body Scan video where Jon Kabat-Zinn guides a 30-minute practice to do lying down.
Watch Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness teacher, and Melissa Daimler, Head of Learning and Organizational Development at Twitter, in conversation at Wisdom 2.0 2013.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is 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 and former director of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic. He is the author of several books, including Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. His work has contributed to a growing movement of mindfulness into mainstream institutions such as medicine, health care and hospitals, schools, corporations, prisons, and professional sports.
Eileen Fisher, Founder and Chairwoman of EILEEN FISHER, INC., has been on a decades-long journey of awakening to her purpose, exploring the mind-body connection, and striving to live more consciously. Her commitment to lifelong learning and alignment with what truly matters have led her to create a unique company culture of collaboration and caring and to spearhead initiatives that empower others and create a better, more sustainable world.
In 2017, Parsons New School of Design honored Eileen at their annual gala for her work in sustainability, and she was selected to join the Steering Committee for New York State’s Inaugural Council on Women and Girls. Launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the committee was formed to ensure that government policies and programs protect women’s rights and equality advancement in the state. Eileen was presented the Force for Good Award by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) in February 2016. She is a 2012 inductee into the Social Venture Network Hall of Fame.