Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation
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This empirically robust resource examines multiple ways mindfulness can be harnessed to support self-regulation, in part as a real-world component of therapy. Its authoritative coverage approaches complex mind/brain connections from neuroscience, cognitive, personality, social, clinical, and Buddhist perspectives, both within and outside traditional meditation practice. In domains such as letting go of harmful habits and addictions, dealing with depression and anxiety, regulating emotions, and training cognitive function, contributors show how mindfulness-based interventions encourage and inspire change. In addition to scientific coverage, experts translate their methods and findings on mindfulness mechanisms in terms that are accessible to students and clinicians.
Included in the Handbook:
- Mindfulness and its role in overcoming automatic mental processes
- Burning issues in dispositional mindfulness research
- Self-compassion: what it is, what it does, and how it relates to mindfulness
- Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mood disorders
- Mindfulness as a general ingredient of successful psychotherapy
- The emperor's clothes: a look behind the Western mindfulness mystique
Heralding a new era of mind/brain research--and deftly explaining our enduring fascination with mindfulness in the process--the Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation will enhance the work of scholars and practitioners.
asked to do 40 min of self-compassion practice each day, which can be a combination of formal and informal practices. Neff and Germer (2012) recently conducted a randomized controlled study of the MSC program that compared outcomes for a treatment group (N = 24; 78 % female; M age = 51.21) to those who were randomized to a waitlist control group (N = 27; 82 % female; M age = 49.11). The large majority of participants (76 %) reported having prior experience with mindfulness meditation. Compared to
such as Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT; combined with Cognitive Therapy for depression relapse prevention), and Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention (MBRP; combined with Relapse Prevention for addiction treatment). Typical treatments are 8 weeks in duration, though alternate lengths have been employed for targeted uses (Brewer, Mallik et al., 2011). Common features of these treatments include the training of attention to detect and modify an
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Hermans, 2001). Previous research has shown that stimulus affect influences such approach-avoidance responses despite the irrelevance of this feature to the instructions (De Houwer et al., 2001). Papies et al. (2012) found that training participants to allow and observe thoughts and impulses related to attractive food reduced automatic foodapproach responses. The influence of learning on automatic responses has also been demonstrated in the 57 color-word Stroop task (Stroop, 1935). The common
(Ryan et al., 2012). Mindfulness, with its open attention to the present moment, promotes the “I” self regulation and its synthetic tendencies by a greater allowing of and interest in what is occurring, and by freeing the individual from evaluative mental concepts, ego-involvement, and self-centered biases, all characteristics of the “Me” self (Ryan & Rigby, 2015). There is growing evidence linking mindfulness with both (1) less ego-involvement and defensive reactions, and lower stress appraisals