MBSR - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
MIndfulness-Based Stress Recduction is a program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center to treat anxiety and depression and to help manage pain. It was originally created to help patients with severe illnesses manage the mental strain of sickness and to help people through the process of terminal illnesses and death.
Although the underlying idea of the program, being aware of our body and thoughts, is based in some part on the teachings of the Buddha, the program itself is secular (non-religious) and is backed up by scientific research that has proven it to be effective not only for treating stress and anxiety of hospital patients, but also for students and teachers, pregnant mothers, recovering addicts, and many other people.
If you are interested in trying some of the guided meditations or taking the eight week class, the links on the left have the information you need to get started.
The Palouse Mindfulness Page has an eight-week course as well as a variety of guided meditations that you can do on your own at home. It is completely free.
MBSR: 25 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Exercises and Courses is a page from Positive Psychology with many practical techniques, guided meditations, and other resources.