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.
Table of ContentIntroduction. Where new and old paths to dealing with suffering meet.- Part 1: Theory, Conceptualization and Phenomenology. 1. Mindfulness: What is it? Where did it come from? 2. Mindfulness and Meditation. 3. The Neurobiology of Mindfulness. 4. Phenomenology and emotional correlates of mindfulness.- Part 2: Clinical applications: General issues, Rationale and Phenomenology. 5. Mindfulness and Psychopatology. 6. Mindfulness, compassion and emotional memory. 7. The Use of Metaphor to Establish Acceptance and Mindfulness. 8. Mindfulness and feeling of emptiness in psychopathology. 9. Assessment of Mindfulness.- Part 3: Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Specific Disorders. 10. Mindfulness and Anxiety Disorders: Developing a wise relationship with the inner experience of fear. 11. Mindfulness and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. 12. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression and Suicidality. 13. Mindfulness and Borderline Personality Disorder. 14. Mindfulness and Eating Disorders. 15. Mindfulness and Addictive Behavior. 16. Mindfulness for Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 17. Mindfulness for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 18. Mindfulness and Psychosis. 19. Mindfulness and Chronic pain. 20. Mindfulness-Based Interventions in oncology.- Part 4: Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Specific Settings and Populations. 21. Mindfulness-based interventions in an individual clinical setting. 22. Mindfulness with children. 23. Mindfulness-Based Elder Care: Communicating mindfulness to frail elders and their caregivers.- 24. Mindfulness-based interventions in an inpatient setting. 25. Training Professionals in Mindfulness: The Heart of Teaching.- Appendix A: The practice of mindfulness.