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This practical book has given tens of thousands of clinicians and students a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its clinical applications. Leading practitioners in the field present clear-cut procedures for implementing mindfulness techniques and teaching them to patients experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and other problems. Also addressed are ways that mindfulness practices can increase acceptance and empathy in the therapeutic relationship. The book describes the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and reviews the growing body of treatment studies and neuroscientific research. User-friendly features include illustrative case examples and practice exercises.
New to This Edition
*Incorporates significant empirical advances--mindfulness has become one of the most-researched areas in psychotherapy.
*Most chapters extensively revised or rewritten.
*Chapters on practical ethics, trauma, and addictions.
*Greater emphasis on the role of acceptance and compassion in mindfulness.
Christopher K. Germer, PhD, a clinical psychologist in the Boston area, has been integrating the principles and practices of meditation into psychotherapy since 1978. He is Clinical Instructor in Psychology at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School and a founding member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP). With Kristin Neff, he developed an empirically supported 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program. Dr. Germer conducts workshops and lectures internationally on mindfulness and self-compassion, is coeditor (with Ronald D. Siegel) of Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy, and is author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.
Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 30 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the board of directors and faculty of IMP. Dr. Siegel teaches internationally about mindfulness and psychotherapy and mind-body treatment, while maintaining a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He is the author of books including The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems and Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain.
Paul R. Fulton, EdD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Newton, Massachusetts. He received lay ordination as a Zen Buddhist in 1972 and has been a student of psychology and meditation for over 40 years. He teaches nationally and internationally about psychology and meditation and is course director for IMP's year-long Certificate Program in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. He is a board member of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and former President of IMP. Dr. Fulton was previously director of mental health for a large managed care organization in eastern Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
I. The Meaning of Mindfulness
1. Mindfulness: What Is It? What Does It Matter?, Christopher K. Germer
2. Buddhist and Western Psychology: Seeking Common Ground, Paul R. Fulton and Ronald D. Siegel
II. The Therapy Relationship
3. Mindfulness as Clinical Training, Paul R. Fulton
4. Cultivating Attention and Compassion, William D. Morgan, Susan T. Morgan, and Christopher K. Germer
5. Relational Mindfulness, Janet L. Surrey and Gregory Kramer
6. Practical Ethics, Stephanie P. Morgan
III. Clinical Applications
7. Teaching Mindfulness in Therapy, Susan M. Pollak
8. Depression: Finding a Way In, Finding a Way Out, Thomas Pedulla
9. Anxiety: Accepting What Comes and Doing What Matters, Lizabeth Roemer and Susan M. Orsillo
10. Psychophysiological Disorders: Embracing Pain, Ronald D. Siegel
11. Mindfulness, Insight, and Trauma Therapy, John Briere
12. Breaking the Addiction Loop, Judson A. Brewer
13. Working with Children, Trudy A. Goodman
IV. Past, Present, and Promise
14. Roots of Mindfulness, Andrew R. Olendzki
15. The Neurobiology of Mindfulness, Sara W. Lazar
16. Positive Psychology and the Bodhisattva Path, Charles W. Styron
Appendix: Glossary of Terms in Buddhist Psychology, Andrew R. Olendzki