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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. The book describes the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and reviews the growing body of treatment studies and neuroscientific research. Leading practitioners and researchers 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. 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. See also Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy, by Susan M. Pollak, Thomas Pedulla, and Ronald D. Siegel, a hands-on guide to incorporating mindfulness practices into psychotherapy.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 382 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 34mm | 679.99g
  • Guilford Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 1462511376
  • 9781462511372
  • 92,959

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"From Buddhist psychology, to the latest brain research, to the uses of mindfulness across a spectrum of conditions, the editors and contributors cover it all. This book offers a comprehensive, accessible, and authoritative guide to integrating mindfulness into psychotherapy. I particularly appreciate the new material on compassion and practical ethics in the second edition."--John D. Teasdale, PhD, Cambridge, United Kingdom "The book weaves a comprehensive narrative regarding mindfulness, its relevance for therapeutic relationships, and its application in clinical settings. It is truly valuable for clinicians who wish to introduce mindfulness concepts to help patients reduce their suffering. The book is rich with practical techniques that can be readily applied with patients, and provides specific recommendations for introducing mindfulness to different populations. An exceptional tool for clinicians."--Stuart J. Eisendrath, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco "At this time of dynamic exploration of the relationship between Western psychology and Buddhist mindfulness meditation practices, this second edition of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy is most welcome. A wide range of readers--therapists, psychology students, researchers, and others seeking to better understand mindfulness--will find themselves referring to this volume again and again."--Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Lovingkindness "Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition, weaves together the rigor of science, the wisdom of reflection, and years of clinical experience, offering a wealth of ideas and practices that have the power to transform our understanding of psychotherapy. This is an excellent text for graduate students in clinical psychology."--Shauna L. Shapiro, PhD, Department of Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University

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About Christopher K. Germer

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.

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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 V. Appendix Appendix: Glossary of Terms in Buddhist Psychology, Andrew R. Olendzki

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