Nationally renowned author and mindfulness expert Sang H. Kim, PhD will speak at the Woods Hole Public Library on Wednesday afternoon, January 13 at 4 pm. His talk will include a presentation, a question and answer session, and an opportunity to learn some of his “Mindful Movement” practices. The presentation should run about 70 minutes.
Dr. Kim has published over 20 books on motivation and mindfulness, as well as on fitness, including martial arts. Over the past thirty years, his work has focused on the development of self-care tools which he has recently used in a federally funded program at the University of New Mexico Medical Center in finding the curative effects of mindfulness–based stretching and deep breathing on PTSD. For the past three years he has taught his system of mindfulness and meditation to over 20,000 individuals in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His system includes a set of mindful movements consisting of deep breathing and gentle stretching. The goal is to create inner harmony and balance, develop gentleness and strength, and explore the inner wisdom and spirit of mind and body through movement and stillness, mindfulness and openness.
In his presentation at the Library, Dr. Kim will discuss his findings on therapeutic mindfulness training as well as on preventative training for the general public including what works and why it works. He will also discuss the benefits of individual mindfulness training.
Dr. Kim has presented his research findings and taught his methods at the NIH Clinical Center, the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, the International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine, and the Harvard Medical School, among other places. His research has been featured on CBS News, Huffington Post, Fox News and other news media.
Currently he is a researcher at the Spaulding Rehabilitative Hospital’s Stroke Research and Recovery Institute, and at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
The event is free and open to the public. There is limited parking at the library and adjacent museum as well as on Water Street.