Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness
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Over the last two decades, Eastern psychology has provided fertile ground for therapists, as a cornerstone, a component, or an adjunct of their work. In particular, research studies are identifying the Buddhist practice of mindfulness―a non-judgmental self-observation that promotes personal awareness―as a basis for effective interventions for a variety of disorders.
The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness is a clearly written, theory-to-practice guide to this powerful therapeutic approach (and related concepts in meditation, acceptance, and compassion) and its potential for treating a range of frequently encountered psychological problems.
Key features of the Handbook:
- A neurobiological review of how mindfulness works.
- Strategies for engaging patients in practicing mindfulness.
- Tools and techniques for assessing mindfulness.
- Interventions for high-profile conditions, including depression, anxiety, trauma
- Special chapters on using mindfulness in oncology and chronic pain.
- Interventions specific to children and elders,
- Unique applications to inpatient settings.
- Issues in professional training.
- Appendix of exercises.
The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness includes the contributions of some of the most important authors and researchers in the field of mindfulness-based interventions. It will have wide appeal among clinicians, researchers, and scholars in mental health, and its potential for application makes it an excellent reference for students and trainees.
and they are not “you” or “reality” For instance, if you have the thought that you have to get a certain number of things done today and you don’t recognize it as a thought but act as if it’s “the truth,” then you have created a reality in that moment in which you really believe that those things must all be done today . On the other hand, when such a thought comes up, if you are able to step back from it and see it clearly, then you will be able to prioritize things and make sensible decisions
Del Grande, Fisher & McFarlane, 2000) and 50% of depressed inpatients (Mann, Waternaux, Haas, & Malone 1999) depression is accompanied by suicidal ideation or behavior. What makes these high rates of prevalence particularly concerning is that for most of those affected, an episode of depression is not a singular event. Individuals who have suffered from one episode of depression are very likely to suffer from further episodes. For example the collaborative depression study (CDS; Katz & Klerman,
back pain, headache and facial pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and “other.” Eighty seven patients with chronic back or neck pain were also analyzed separately from the total treatment group. Previous research has found that pain catastrophizing, defined as “an exaggerated negative orientation toward pain stimuli and pain experience” is a significant predictor of suffering and disability (Sullivan et al., 1995, 1998). These scores seemed the most sensitive measure to change during MBCPM. Overall
a format for reconnecting with individual spiritual practices and forming new meaning and understanding. Moreover, mindfulness practice has a demonstrated acceptability with elders and their caregivers (McBee, 2008; McBee, 2003; McBee, Westreich, & Likourezos, 2004; Smith, 2004, 2006). Caregiving staff for the frail elderly are often at risk for stress and stress-related problems. Direct caregiving for the confused and, at times, combative older adult is among the most physically demanding and
theorized and/or empirically supported. Mechanisms of Change: Biological Factors Research examining the physical benefits of meditation has been extensive (e.g., Aftanas & Golosheykin, 2005; Hankey, 2006; Orme-Johnson, Schneider, Son, Nidich, & Cho, 2006; Travis & Arenander, 2006). However, this research has often focused on experienced meditators who have had many years of training. For example, Travis & Arenander (2006) examined a sample of individuals who had been practicing TM for an