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Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy

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  • 288 Nombre de pages
C. Alexander Simpkins, PhD, and Annellen M. Simpkins, PhD, are psychologists specializing in meditation, hypnotherapy, and neurosc... Lire la suite
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Auteur
C. Alexander Simpkins, PhD, and Annellen M. Simpkins, PhD, are psychologists specializing in meditation, hypnotherapy, and neuroscience. With more than four decades in practice, the Simpkins have helped patients of all ages achieve mind-brain change through meditative and hypnotic techniques, and have studied and performed research alongside some of the masters of the field. The authors of 28 books, many bestsellers, the Simpkins are popular speakers at professional conferences, mental health facilities, university campuses, and radio programs throughout the United States and Canada. Their Eastern philosophy influence lends warmth and clarity to their therapeutic effectiveness and commitment to continual improvement.

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A Multimedia Handbook for Clinicians Seeking A Deeper Understanding of Therapeutic Meditation Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy provides clinicians with a powerful toolbox for guiding clients toward actualized change. Beginning with the theoretical underpinnings of therapeutic meditation, this book delves into the neuroscientific evidence to help therapists understand what to do as well as when, why, and how to use a particular technique. The open approach encourages creative individualization, and clear instructions explore the various ways meditation can be used to achieve clarity and break through seemingly intractable problems. The three major areas of meditation-yoga, mindfulness, and Zen/Taoist flow-are detailed in practical terms, and audio and video content are synchronized with the text to facilitate seamless integration into therapeutic practice. Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy explores: * The theoretical foundations of mediation and mindfulness in the context of mental health interventions * The neuroscience that both links and distinguishes different forms of meditation, and the mind-body-attention connection * The diverse applications of focus, open-focus, and no-focus meditation methods for depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and more Meditative practice puts people on a positive path, offering distinctive benefits and a well-trodden route to real, actualized change. This book provides a road map for clinicians seeking a flexible and varied meditative approach to healing.

Résumé
Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy: Improving the Outcome of Psychotherapeutic Treatment provides the multi-modal strategies and tools therapists need to guide their clients' adaptations of meditation into their lives. Complete with text, audio, and video content, this package introduces a variety of meditation routines and explains how, when, and why each technique should be used to reach specific goals. The availability of audio and video, as well as print, allows the therapist to customize each presentation to the client and the presenting problem. Meditation simultaneously engenders both relaxation and alertness, and regular practice can change brain function to permanently improve internal sensing. The three major meditation methods--focus (Yoga meditations and postures), open-focus (Mindfulness), and no-focus (clearing the mind Zen and Taoist flow)--are best suited to different kinds of problems. Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy explains them all, and details the most practical applications of each. This guide matches the meditation type to a therapeutic goal. Consistent with the positive psychology movement, meditative practice puts people on a positive path and offers distinctive techniques to actualize change. This package's multi-sensory approach makes it adaptable to the needs of therapists and clients, supports their initiation, practice, and mastery of meditation for improved mental health. For clinicians seeking to integrate meditation and therapy, Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy is a complete guide to both theory and practice.

Contenu
Introduction xi Part I: Theoretical Foundations 1 1 Return to Emptiness 3 Core Principle 1: Learn from What Is and What Is Not. 2 The Changing Self 15 Core Principle 2: Attune to the Natural Flow of Change. Part II: Neuroscience 27 3 The Inner Thread: Effects of All Forms of Meditation 29 Core Principle 3: Meditation Has a Dual Effect: Calm Alertness 4 Variations: Different Forms of Meditation 39 Core Principle 4: There Are Different Forms of Meditation. Pick the Suitable One for Your Client. Part III: Tools of Meditation 49 5 Attention 51 Core Principle 5: Train Attention to Enhance Meditation and Improve Therapy Outcomes. 6 Sensory Awareness 63 Core Principle 6: Attune Your Senses to Enhance Self-Awareness. 7 Body Movement and the Mind-Body Link 77 Core Principle 7: The Mind and Body Are Linked. Meditative Movement of the Body Can Elicit a Meditative State of Mind. Part IV: Meditation Instructions 109 8 Focus Meditations 111 Core Principle 8: Narrow Your Focus to Cultivate Stability, Regulation, Tranquility, and Self-Control. 9 Open-Focus Meditation: Mindfulness 119 Core Principle 9: Be Mindful in the Present Moment to Attune to Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors. 10 No-Focus Meditation: Emptiness and Letting Be 133 Core Principle 10: Clear Your Mind. Invite the Natural Free Flow of Potential to Emerge. Part V: Applications 143 11 Cultivating Happiness through Compassion and Gratitude 145 Core Principle 11: Nurture Happiness by Practicing Compassion and Gratitude. 12 Integrating Meditation into Therapy 159 Core Principle 12: Integrate Meditation into Most Forms of Therapy as an Adjunct or Stand-alone Method. 13 Meditations for Stress 167 Core Principle 13: Meditation Alters the Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Components of Stress. Practice It to Calm, Manage, and Relieve Stress. 14 Meditative Regulation of Emotions 173 Core Principle 14: The Paradox of Meditative Regulation Is That You Gain Control by Letting Go. 15 Meditations for Depression 181 Core Principle 15: Meditation Can Help to Activate a Depressed Nervous System, Transforming Negative Rumination into Broader Awareness and Deeper Compassion. 16 Meditations for Bipolar Disorder 191 Core Principle 16: Use Meditation along with Medication to Rebalance the Nervous System, Strengthen Emotional Regulation, and Improve Relationships in Clients with Bipolar Disorder. 17 Meditations for Anxiety 201 Core Principle 17: Counter the Negative Anticipation toward the Future Found in Anxiety Disorders. Center the Client in the Present Moment. 18 Meditations for Trauma 211 Core Principle 18: Train the Mind and Brain after Trauma to Elicit Calm, Build Resilience, and Rediscover Well-being. 19 Meditations for Substance Abuse 221 Core Principle 19: Rewire the Reward Pathway of the Brain to Go beyond Pleasure and Pain and Find Meaning in Life without Drugs. 20 Conclusions 229 Core Principle 20: Sculpt Your Own Life through Regular Meditation as You Discover that Enlightened Well-being Is Here and Now. References 231 About the Authors 241 Author Index 243 Subject Index 247

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Titre: Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy
Sous-titre: Improving the Outcomes of Psychotherapeutic Treatments
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Code EAN: 9781118689592
ISBN: 978-1-118-68959-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Wiley
Genre: Psychologie
nombre de pages: 288
Poids: g
Taille: H250mm x B150mm
Année: 2016

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