Mindfulness in Motion by Maryanna Klatt, PhD

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Mindfulness in Motion

A Daily Low Dose Mindfulness Practice

Maryanna Klatt, PhD


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat Zinn in 1979 at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, has demonstrated many therapeutic benefits for the mind, body and spirit and has been used to improve the lives of people in pain, without or without illness. Mindfulness in Motion: Stress Reduction for Busy Adults protocol, designed by Maryanna Klatt PhD, is an abreviated 8-week program based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction that emphasizes mindful yoga as a way to invite you into a healthy relationship with your body. Mindfulness in Motion is a mindfulness based intervention that is an 8-week program for adults interested in learning a practical strategy for stress reduction. The movements and breathing exercises are simple and can be practiced daily. Gentle piano music accompanies this practice as an invitation, a cue, to relax your body, mind, and spirit. The yoga and gentle music are meant to facilitate your ability to become aware of the life you are living. Learn a tool that may help you go forward to live the life that you want to lead!

Mindfulness in Motion teaches mindful awareness principles, rehearses mindfulness as a group, and then requires daily individual meditative practice. The content and structure of the weekly session follow that of the traditional MBSR, with an increased emphasis on bodily relaxation with soft background music preceding the discussion and role of cognitive habits. Three daily practice CDs (with 20 minute practice tracks) and one mindful yoga DVD have been designed and produced. There is an additional CD included in the Mindfulness in Motion set to sustain the practice with shortened 10 minute practices.

Maryanna Klatt, PhD

Maryanna Klatt, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University in Clinical Allied Medicine/Family Medicine. Her focus is the exploration of evidence-based Integrative Medicine. She directs the minor "Integrative Approaches to Health and Wellness" open to students across disciplines, exploring the art and science of medicine. Dr. Klatt has been trained in Mindfulness Meditation, an approach that comes out of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in addition to being a certified Integrative Yoga Therapy instructor. She combines yoga and mindfulness meditation, and diaphragmatic breathing in her practice, teaching, and research. She has conducted National Institute of Health (NIH) funded research on Mindfulness in Motion at the work place, yielding a reduction in a biological marker of sympathetic stress activation by 40% in a randomized trial of nurses working in a surgical intensive care unit. For children she has designed a yoga/meditation program for elementary inner city schools, yielding increased cognitive attentiveness. Dr. Klatt believes that there is an unexplored mine of low cost, high yield movement and meditation practices that have broad pragmatic value. Her goal is to expose people to yoga, meditative, and breathing techniques that can be done during the day, helping them achieve the life and balance that they desire.

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 07 November, 2011.

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