This book provides a timely synthesis and discussion of recent developments in mindfulness research and practice within mental health and addiction domains.
Author: Edo Shonin
This book provides a timely synthesis and discussion of recent developments in mindfulness research and practice within mental health and addiction domains. The book also discusses other Buddhist-derived interventions – such as loving-kindness meditation and compassion meditation – that are gaining momentum in clinical settings. It will be an essential text for researchers and mental health practitioners wishing to keep up-to-date with developments in mindfulness clinical research, as well as any professionals wishing to equip themselves with the necessary theoretical and practical tools to effectively utilize mindfulness in mental health and addiction settings.
The book assesses current understandings of what mindfulness is, what it leads to, and how and when it can help.
Author: Chris Mace
Being mindful can help people feel calmer and more fully alive. Mindfulness and Mental Health examines other effects it can also have and presents a significant new model of how mindful awareness may influence different forms of mental suffering. The book assesses current understandings of what mindfulness is, what it leads to, and how and when it can help. It looks at the roots and significance of mindfulness in Buddhist psychology and at the strengths and limitations of recent scientific investigations. A survey of relationships between mindfulness practice and established forms of psychotherapy introduces evaluations of recent clinical work where mindfulness has been used with a wide range of psychological disorders. As well as considering current 'mindfulness-based' therapies, future directions for the development of new techniques, their selection, how they are used and implications for professional training are discussed. Finally, mindfulness' future contribution to positive mental health is examined with reference to vulnerability to illness, adaptation and the flourishing of hidden capabilities. As a cogent summary of the field that addresses many key questions, Mindfulness and Mental Health is likely to help therapists from all professional backgrounds in getting to grips with developments that are becoming too significant to ignore.
The book also features interviews with an esteemed collection of Buddhist teachers, scholars, meditation researchers and Buddhist-inspired clinicians.
Author: Lisa Dale Miller
Effortless Mindfulness promotes genuine mental health through the direct experience of awakened presence—an effortlessly embodied, fearless understanding of and interaction with the way things truly are. The book offers a uniquely modern Buddhist psychological understanding of mental health disorders through a scholarly, clinically relevant presentation of Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist teachings and practices. Written specifically for Western psychotherapeutic professionals, the book brings together traditional Buddhist theory and contemporary psychoneurobiosocial research to describe the conditioned and unconditioned mind, and its in-depth exploration of Buddhist psychology includes complete instructions for psychotherapists in authentic, yet clinically appropriate Buddhist mindfulness/heartfulness practices and Buddhist-psychological inquiry skills. The book also features interviews with an esteemed collection of Buddhist teachers, scholars, meditation researchers and Buddhist-inspired clinicians.
Featured in the text: Detailed theoretical, clinical, and empirical foundations of the program. The complete Mindful Parenting manual with guidelines for eight sessions and a follow-up. Handouts and assignments for each session.
Author: Susan Bögels
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Despite its inherent joys, the challenges of parenting can produce considerable stress. These challenges multiply—and the quality of parenting suffers—when a parent or child has mental health issues, or when parents are in conflict. Even under optimal circumstances, the constant changes as children develop can tax parents' inner resources, often undoing the best intentions and parenting courses. Mindful Parenting: A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners offers an evidence-based, eight week structured mindfulness training program for parents with lasting benefits for parents and their children. Designed for use in mental health contexts, its methods are effective whether parents or children have behavioral or emotional issues. The program's eight sessions focus on mindfulness-oriented skills for parents, such as responding to (as opposed to reacting to) parenting stress, handling conflict with children or partners, fostering empathy, and setting limits. The book dovetails with other clinical mindfulness approaches, and is written clearly and accessibly so that professionals can learn the material easily and impart it to clients. Featured in the text: Detailed theoretical, clinical, and empirical foundations of the program. The complete Mindful Parenting manual with guidelines for eight sessions and a follow-up. Handouts and assignments for each session. Findings from clinical trials of the Mindful Parenting program. Perspectives from parents who have finished the course. Its clinical focus and empirical support make Mindful Parenting an invaluable tool for practitioners and clinicians in child, school, and family psychology, psychotherapy/counseling, psychiatry, social work, and developmental psychology.
In addition, this book will tell you what to bring to each class; provides outlines for each session; offers scripts to help you differentiate the weekly meditative practices; and provides invaluable resources for further study and ...
Author: Christiane Wolf
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Mindfulness-based interventions have exploded in popularity due to their success in treating everything from everyday stress to more serious mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).This breakthrough book provides professionals with a comprehensive, session-by-session guide to teaching mindfulness, complete with the scripts and training materials needed to teach introductory mindfulness in a wide variety of settings, despite theoretical background. Mindfulness—once an ancient practice honed in Buddhist monasteries—is now a mainstream, evidence-based, secular intervention employed by trained health and mental health professionals worldwide. The rapid spread of mindfulness increasingly involves psychologists, physicians, social workers, therapists, counselors, spiritual advisers, life coaches, and education professionals trained in their respective disciplines. Additionally, research continues to show that mindfulness is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, stress, pain relief, and many other illnesses. If you are a professional interested in teaching mindfulness, this book will provide you with everything you need to get started right away. The introductory, six-week protocol outlined in this book is easy-to-use, and can be implemented in a variety of settings, ranging from an outpatient mental health clinic to an inpatient oncology clinic, from a substance abuse recovery program to educational settings. In addition, this book will tell you what to bring to each class; provides outlines for each session; offers scripts to help you differentiate the weekly meditative practices; and provides invaluable resources for further study and professional development. If you’re looking to integrate mindfulness into your professional work, this is your go-to guide.
This book is a must for therapists who wish to share mindfulness with trauma-impacted youth.
Author: Sam Himelstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
For the clinician who wishes to share the transformational practice of mindfulness with youth who’ve been adversely impacted by trauma. Mindfulness has grown in popularity exponentially over the past two decades, and many educators, therapists, and other youth professionals are asked to teach mindfulness in a variety of public settings: schools, detention centers, and other systems of care. Many of these youths are impacted by trauma. Through practical methods and real- world examples, Sam Himelstein offers a clear conceptual understanding for why mindfulness may help youth impacted by trauma, explanation about when and how to adapt mindfulness meditations, and practical “mini- modules” for presenting and teaching mindfulness via a trauma- informed lens. This book presents specific guidelines about teaching mindfulness within a relationship- based framework for building the therapeutic alliance and aiding other psychotherapy interventions. Case examples illuminate common experiences that arise with trauma-impacted youth, and detailed descriptions of exercises and curricula are provided. This book is a must for therapists who wish to share mindfulness with trauma-impacted youth.
Author: Catherine P. Cook-Cottone, PhDPublish On: 2015-04-06
Author: Catherine P. Cook-Cottone, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Mindfulness and yoga-based approaches as beneficial supplements to traditional mental health paradigms are well supported by empirical research. While numerous texts have examined these approaches for treatment of depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, this is the first to address mindfulness and yoga-based approaches as embodied tools for helping clients reduce dysregulated, consumption-oriented behaviors. Encompassing the theoretical foundations, key practices, and comprehensive protocols of mindfulness and yoga-based approaches for the treatment of externally oriented behaviors, the text is targeted at mental health professionals who wish to learn how to incorporate these techniques into their practice.
This book has been designed to easily introduce newcomers to Mindfulness meditation - regardless of how much (or little!) time they have!
Author: Bianca Sutton
Are you constantly stressed, anxious, short tempered and even confused about life? Then you'll be amazed at how the simple act of meditation can bring relief to all those areas - and more! This book has been designed to easily introduce newcomers to Mindfulness meditation - regardless of how much (or little!) time they have! What you will learn: - Undertake the steps to meditate in order to relax, reduce stress and improve their sleep - Understand what meditation is and how it can actually benefit them physically and mentally - Better manage the stresses of daily life, improve your overall health and become closer to the person you've always wanted to be - How to let go of thoughts and emotions that don't serve you - How to develop mindful relationships with yourself and others - Meditation to improve both your mental and physical health What are you waiting for? Begin a journey of peace and patience today ! Grab your copy today at a LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT
This book includes: √ The daily mind--Discover exactly what mindfulness is, how it helps, and how these proven exercises can bring relief, relaxation, and resilience to your day-to-day. √ Practical advice--You'll find plenty of help in ...
Author: Shelby Etzkorn
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us. This book includes: √ The daily mind--Discover exactly what mindfulness is, how it helps, and how these proven exercises can bring relief, relaxation, and resilience to your day-to-day. √ Practical advice--You'll find plenty of help in dealing with distorted or wandering thoughts, how to handle mental blocks, and steps for staying cool and collected in all situations. √ Mind over matter--Ranging from short traditional meditations to longer creative exercises, you'll find 75 easy-to-follow practices to ground yourself, like breathwork and body scans.
Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject Health - Sport - Sport Economics, Sport Management, grade: 1,7, Sport Academy Cologne, language: English, abstract: This work provides an overview of the practice of mindfulness with an ...
Author: Magnus van de Kamp
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Sports & Recreation
Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject Health - Sport - Sport Economics, Sport Management, grade: 1,7, Sport Academy Cologne, language: English, abstract: This work provides an overview of the practice of mindfulness with an emphasis on incorporating this valuable skill in the business context, helping employees to reduce stress as well as to promote health and well being. Conscious attention to the present moment in a receptive way is known as mindfulness. A growing body of research indicates that mindfulness can be taught and cultivated to improve physical and mental health, which can also be promising in the business or economical context. Still there is the need for further research in that area. Additionally, the use of the practice of mindfulness in businesses may lead to the misuse of the technique for gain and profit, rather than for it’s original purpose – to create well-being and mental health. Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction offers a program, which is adapted to today’s requirements, to reduce stress and to facilitate mental health and well being. Especially in the corporate world, there is a vast potential of improvement, regarding the often times high demands of the jobs. MBSR programs can be integrated in business on a regular basis or on a retreat basis, which can advance the atmosphere and the productivity. Additionally there is a great possibility of a lower rate of sick employees. Globalization, capitalism, quickly changing working environments, instability and newer and easier ways of communication have profoundly changed the way of the working world and society. Changes in working environments have always had an impact on individuals, but todays needs of adaption on the quickly moving business world result more frequently in mental stress. Even „healthy“ employees feel this constant pressure and start losing their enjoyment with their profession. Thanks to Jon Kabat-Zinn, who started in the mid 1970’s with the development and implementation of his mindfulness-based Stress reduction program (MBSR), 17.000 patients have already found treatment for their psychological stress in Kabat-Zinns’s facilities in the USA with mindfulness being the central aspect of the program. And by now, Mindfulness-based stress reduction has made its way into medical institutions all over the world (Kabat-Zinn, 2011). It became clear that “mindfulness as a therapeutic principle” “ (Michalak et al., 2012) might also be an effective method for workplace health promotion and burnout treatment.
Practicing Mindfulness offers effective, modern meditations and exercises to start practicing everyday mindfulness, today.
Author: Matthew Sockolov
Publisher: Althea Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
It's easy to disconnect when life moves fast. Practicing Mindfulness offers effective exercises and meditations to live every moment of your daily routine, in the moment. From finding your breath to feeling grounded, these practice-based exercises make integrating mindfulness into your routine easy. With over 75 essential meditations--that take between 5-20 minutes from start to finish--Practicing Mindfulness is an approachable way to apply mindfulness in your day-to-day life. Reduce stress, improve mental health, and stay present no matter what the day holds when you practice mindfulness, with: Mindfulness 101 that provides clear explanations of what mindfulness is, along with why and how it helps in your day-to-day life 75 mindfulness exercises that are organized by difficulty to help develop your practice Practical advice for overcoming obstacles to your mindfulness practice like how to deal with distracting noises or fight off sleepiness Today and every day, mindfulness takes practice. Practicing Mindfulness offers effective, modern meditations and exercises to start practicing everyday mindfulness, today.
This book will be of use to clinicians and researchers interested in understanding and implementing mindfulness based treatments. * Comprehensive introduction to the best-researched mindfulness-based treatments * Covers wide range of ...
Author: Ruth A. Baer
Eastern spiritual traditions have long maintained that mindfulness meditation can improve well-being. More recently, mindfulness-based treatment approaches have been successfully utilized to treat anxiety, depressive relapse, eating disorders, psychosis, and borderline personality disorder. This book discusses the conceptual foundation, implementation, and evidence base for the four best-researched mindfulness treatments: mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). All chapters were written by researchers with extensive clinical experience. Each chapter includes the conceptual rationale for using a mindfulness-based treatment and a review of the relevant evidence base. A detailed case study illustrates how the intervention is implemented in "real life," exploring the clinical and practical issues that may arise and how they can be managed. This book will be of use to clinicians and researchers interested in understanding and implementing mindfulness based treatments. * Comprehensive introduction to the best-researched mindfulness-based treatments * Covers wide range of problems & disorders (anxiety, depression, eating, psychosis, personality disorders, stress, pain, relationship problems, etc) * Discusses a wide range of populations (children, adolescents, older adults, couples) * Includes wide range of settings (outpatient, inpatient, medical, mental health, workplace) * Clinically rich, illustrative case study in every chapter * International perspectives represented (authors from US, Canada, Britain, Sweden)
The studies found that mindfulness was associated with many personal benefits for mental health trainees, such as stress reduction, and many professional benefits, such as enhanced therapeutic alliance and greater client symptom reduction.
Author: Katie Jeanne Cantero
Category: Mental health personnel
The studies found that mindfulness was associated with many personal benefits for mental health trainees, such as stress reduction, and many professional benefits, such as enhanced therapeutic alliance and greater client symptom reduction. Studies measuring pre-existing trait mindfulness showed mixed results. (continued).
This book provides an introduction to mindfulness, the concepts and theory behind it and how it can help manage not only anxiety, but a number of physical and emotional issues.
Author: Cheryl Rezek
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Health & Fitness
This book provides an introduction to mindfulness, the concepts and theory behind it and how it can help manage not only anxiety, but a number of physical and emotional issues. It includes step-by-step practices to manage your anxiety and depression, and links to an audio download of guided meditations. Topics include: Understanding anxiety and mindfulness No magic pills How did I get to be like this? Anxiety and depression in context The stress response Breaking the cycle Effects of mindfulness on the brain Moving forwards – take care
This book presents practical approaches for integrating mindfulness principles into daily life. It examines how to incorporate mindfulness principles into interventions across various fields and with different client populations.
Author: Dr. Jonty HeaversedgePublish On: 2012-06-04
Written by a GP and a health writer, The Mindful Manifesto is the first book to integrate the latest scientific and medical research on mindfulness with meditation’s historical context.
Author: Dr. Jonty Heaversedge
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
We live in a speedy, pressurised world, and with little pause to really experience and enjoy our lives. Instead it's time for us to stop, pay attention to our minds, notice what we are doing, and appreciate what we have. For thousands of years Eastern traditions have taught meditation to help people lead healthier, happier lives. Now, scientific research is confirming that ‘mindfulness’ can help us all improve our mental and physical well-being. Written by a GP and a health writer, The Mindful Manifesto is the first book to integrate the latest scientific and medical research on mindfulness with meditation’s historical context. We see how it can: • treat mental health problems such as depression and anxiety • help us cope with the busyness of everyday life • improve our physical health and manage chronic illness • help us let go of unwanted behaviours • improve how we function in our relationships and jobs. And why stop there? With examples of how the mindfulness movement is already well underway, we see that encouraging governments and other powerful institutions to take a mindful approach could make a massive difference to the health and happiness of the whole world.
There Are Eight Ways To Develop Our Minds In Order To Liberate Ourselves. This Book Uses These Notions Of Mindfulness To Construct A Path For You To Maneuver Through Modern Society.
Author: Charles Hester
Even Though Meditation Is A Highly Recommended And Valuable Practice, Mindfulness Becomes More Focussed On Just Being Present In The Moment Of Each And Every Facet Of Living, Finding Real Happiness. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... - Buddhist Philosophy Basics - Mindfulness Meditation - Different Forms Of Meditation Practice - Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life - And Much, Much More! There Are Eight Ways To Develop Our Minds In Order To Liberate Ourselves. This Book Uses These Notions Of Mindfulness To Construct A Path For You To Maneuver Through Modern Society. In Essences, We Find The Key To Unlocking Our Full Potential.
Author: Victor G. Carrión, M.D.Publish On: 2019-02-11
To that end, the book offers readers clear instructions on how to first practice mindfulness in their own lives and then extend their personal practice outward to others.
Author: Victor G. Carrión, M.D.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Applied Mindfulness: Approaches in Mental Health for Children and Adolescents starts from the premise that mental health clinicians must have their own mindfulness practice before teaching the tenets and techniques of mindfulness to others, including young people. To that end, the book offers readers clear instructions on how to first practice mindfulness in their own lives and then extend their personal practice outward to others. Once this knowledge is internalized, the clinician can focus on mindfulness in terms of its application to specific clinical diagnoses, such as anxiety and depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and substance abuse. Because many mental health professionals work in multiple settings, such as in schools, in clinics, and online, the contributors, representing a wide range of creative and authoritative voices, explain how to skillfully tailor mindfulness interventions for effective application across diverse contexts. Drs. Carrion and Rettger, as Director of the Stanford Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program (SELSPAP) and Director of SELSPAP's Mindfulness Program, respectively, have been engaged in ongoing community-based work delivering mindfulness and yoga programming to underserved youth and their helpers. This expertise is evident in their eloquent yet down-to-earth editing.The volume offers clinicians everything they need to begin their mindfulness journey, including the following: * Introductory knowledge on how to get started with a meditation practice. Specific mindfulness scripts are provided throughout the book to foster development of the reader's own practice. In addition, there are audio practices and clear written descriptions of practices to offer support for those learning to meditate, internalize mindfulness practices, and then adapt these skills for clinical practice. * A developmental and ecological approach to implementing mindfulness. The book offers insight into integrating mindfulness across many settings, platforms, and applications, and includes chapters on mindfulness online, at home, and in school, as well as chapters on incorporating nature into mindfulness practice and the relationship between mindfulness and creativity. * Material on specific clinical populations, including immigrant youth and incarcerated youth. A special chapter is devoted to trauma-informed yoga, which has been shown to be an effective therapeutic intervention for youth who have been incarcerated.* Comprehensive information on the current state of youth mindfulness research, which prepares readers to discuss these topics knowledgeably with colleagues and patients. Like ripples in water, the benefits of mindfulness spread outward, from clinicians to patients, families, schools, and communities. Applied Mindfulness: Approaches in Mental Health for Children and Adolescents is the first step toward stress reduction, peace, and compassion for a new generation.