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.
"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 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 Lovingkindness and Real Love
"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
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