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A way to conquer student stress

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This article is a follow-up to Voices of 103,000 students

In the 1970s American doctor John Kabat-Zinn attended a meditation retreat lead by Vietnamese Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh and wondered if mindfulness could be used to help treat medical conditions. Dr. Kabat-Zinn established The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at the University of Massachusetts and through research discovered that mindfulness is effective in treating stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addiction. Mindfulness is now commonly used in hospitals, in Fortune 500 companies such as Google and Monsanto and increasingly in classrooms.

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