Clear and compact guidance on integrating mindfulness into practice
This clear and concise book provides practical, evidence-based guidance on the use of mindfulness in treatment: its mechanism of action, the disorders for which there is empirical evidence of efficacy, mindfulness practices and techniques, and how to integrate them into clinical practice.
Leading experts describe the concepts and roots of mindfulness, and examine the science that has led to this extraordinarily rich and ancient practice becoming a foundation to many contemporary, evidenced-based approaches in psychotherapy. The efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions in conditions as diverse as borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, alcohol and substance use, emotional dysregulation, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, chronic stress, eating disorders, and other medical conditions including type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis is also described. The book is invaluable reading for all those curious about the current science around mindfulness and about how and when to incorporate it effectively into clinical practice.
"If you’re looking for a brief introduction to mindfulness in contemporary evidence-based practice, this is where to start. The mindfulness literature has become so large that it’s impossible to keep up. This informative book provides a concise overview of Buddhist roots, current theories, and assessment and treatment methods."
Ruth A. Bear, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Author of The Practicing Happiness Workbook: How Mindfulness Can Free You From the Four Psychological Traps That Keep You Stressed, Anxious, and Depressed
"Offering conceptual clarity, depth, and analysis, this book skillfully and clearly guides the reader through the practice and implementation of effective mindfulness-based interventions."
Zindel V. Segal, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, ON, Canada; Author of The Mindful Way Workbook
"The science of mindfulness is evolving so rapidly, and in so many directions, that it has become difficult to get a handle on it. This book does so admirably, providing the most compact, yet most comprehensive introduction to mindfulness research available today. If you want to know what the great flourishing of mindfulness science is all about, this book is for you. It will give you valuable tools to enhance your own life experience, too."
Kirk Warren Brown, PhD, Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth