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Mindfulness for Therapists: Understanding Mindfulness for Professional Effectiveness and Personal Well-Being

Mindfulness for Therapists: Understanding Mindfulness for Professional Effectiveness and Personal Well-Being

Gerhard Zarbock, Siobhan Lynch, Axel Ammann, Silka Ringer

ISBN: 978-1-118-76038-3

Nov 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

200 pages

Description

Mindfulness for Therapists presents an innovative eight-week mindfulness protocol designed to aid therapists—which may be worked through alone or in small groups
  • Presents the first complete mindfulness program designed to improve the personal and professional well-being and effectiveness of therapists themselves
  • Features an 8-week introduction to mindfulness in the form of exercises designed to help therapists develop their own meditation practice and apply it to their lives
  • Integrates key research that includes the Five Facets of Mindfulness, the Three-Person-Perspectives approach, and the neurobiological foundations of mindfulness training
  • Supported by online meditations and exercises for therapists

Related Resources

Acknowledgments vii

1 Welcome 1

2 Mindfulness 9

3 Bringing Mindfulness Into Your Life 35

3.1 Week 1: Introduction to Mindfulness 35

3.2 Week 2: The Five Elements of Mindfulness 44

3.3 Week 3: Integrating Mindfulness into Everyday Life 51

3.4 Week 4: Mindfulness as a Way of Life 61

3.5 Week 5: Mindfulness as a Home Base for Therapists 69

3.6 Week 6: Mindfulness of the Body 79

3.7 Week 7: Integrating Mindfulness into Therapeutic Practice 92

3.8 Week 8: Review and Next Steps 98

3.9 Your Oasis 103

4 Extending Your Practice 109

4.1 Going Deeper 109

4.2 Exercises in Everyday Personal and Professional Lives 119

4.3 Mindfulness Exercises for the Helping Role 128

4.4 Mindful Moments With Your Clients 140

5 Short Manual for Running a Group Based on the Presented Material 145

6 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 171

Further Reading 178

About the Companion Website 181

Index 183