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Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

by Edited by Christopher K. Germer, Ronald D. Siegel, and Paul R. Fulton

Responding to growing interest among psychotherapists of all theoretical orientations, this practical book provides a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its contemporary clinical applications.

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Responding to growing interest among psychotherapists of all theoretical orientations, this practical book provides a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its contemporary clinical applications. The authors, who have been practicing both mindfulness and psychotherapy for decades, present a range of clear-cut procedures for practicing 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 reviews the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and presents compelling empirical findings. User-friendly features include illustrative case examples, practice exercises, and resource listings.

"This impressive volume catalogs the clinical applications and relevance of mindfulness across the spectrum of emotional disorders, offering an evenhanded discussion of both theory and praxis. The unique perspective provided by editors and authors whose personal practice of mindfulness suffuses their work with patients makes this text a valuable addition to any classroom or clinic library."
Zindel V. Segal, PhD, Center for Addiction and Mental Health and Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada

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 Empathy, William D. Morgan and Susan T. Morgan

5. Relational Psychotherapy, Relational Mindfulness, Janet L. Surrey

III. Clinical Applications

6. Teaching Mindfulness in Therapy, Christopher K. Germer

7. Depression: Turning toward Life, Stephanie P. Morgan

8. Anxiety Disorders: Befriending Fear, Christopher K. Germer

9. Psychophysiological Disorders: Embracing Pain, Ronald D. Siegel

10. Working with Children: Beginner's Mind, Trudy A. Goodman

11. Mindfulness Research, Sara W. Lazar

IV. Past and Promise

12. Roots of Mindfulness, Andrew Olendzki

13. Positive Psychology: Awakening to the Fullness of Life, Charles W. Styron

Appendix A: Resources for the Clinician

Appendix B: Glossary of Terms in Buddhist Psychology, Andrew Olendzki

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