Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators / Edition 1

Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators / Edition 1

by Donald McCown, Diane K. Reibel, Marc S. Micozzi
     
 

ISBN-10: 1461402409

ISBN-13: 9781461402404

Pub. Date: 06/23/2011

Publisher: Springer New York

The applications and use of mindfulness-based interventions in medicine, mental health care, and education have been expanding as rapidly as the empirical evidence base that is validating and recommending them. This growth has created a powerful demand for professionals who can effectively deliver these interventions, and for the training of new professionals who

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The applications and use of mindfulness-based interventions in medicine, mental health care, and education have been expanding as rapidly as the empirical evidence base that is validating and recommending them. This growth has created a powerful demand for professionals who can effectively deliver these interventions, and for the training of new professionals who can enter the fold. Ironically, while the scientific literature on mindfulness has surged, little attention has been paid to the critical who and how of mindfulness pedagogy. Teaching Mindfulness is the first in-depth treatment of the person and skills of the mindfulness teacher. It is intended as a practical guide to the landscape of teaching, to help those with a new or growing interest in mindfulness-based interventions to develop both the personal authenticity and the practical know-how that can make teaching mindfulness a highly rewarding and effective way of working with others. The detail of theory and praxis it contains can also help seasoned mindfulness practitioners and teachers to articulate and understand more clearly their own pedagogical approaches. Engagingly written and enriched with vignettes from actual classes and individual sessions, this unique volume:
• Places the current mindfulness-based interventions in their cultural and historical context to help clarify language use, and the integration of Eastern and Western spiritual and secular traditions
• Offers a highly relational understanding of mindfulness practice that supports moment-by-moment work with groups and individuals
• Provides guidance and materials for a highly experiential exploration of the reader's personal practice, embodiment, and application of mindfulness
• Describes in detail the four essential skill sets of the mindfulness teacher
• Proposes a comprehensive, systematic model of the intentions of teaching mindfulness as they are revealed in the mindfulness-based interventions
• Include

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461402404
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
06/23/2011
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
481,246
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Clinical and Cultural Context
Chapter 1: Getting grounded (in our own instability)
Chapter 2: A history exercise to locate 'mindfulness' now
Chapter 3: Building a 'working' definition of mindfulness
Part II: Authenticity, Authority, and Friendship
Chapter 4: The Person of the Teacher
Chapter 5: The skills of the teacher
Part III: Towards an 'Empty' Curriculum
Chapter 6: Organizing the intentions of teaching
Chapter 7: Fulfilling the intentions of teaching
Chapter 8: Practices and resources

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