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Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators

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
  • Includes sample scripts for a wide range of mindfulness practices, and an extensive resource section for continued personal and career development
  • Essential for today’s practitioners and teachers of mindfulness-based interventions

Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators brings this increasingly important discipline into clearer focus, opening dialogue for physicians, clinical and health psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pastoral counselors, spiritual directors, life coaches, organizational development professionals, and teachers and professionals in higher education , in short, everyone with an interest in helping others find their way into the benefits of the present moment.

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    Oceanic Mind – The Deeper Meditation Training Course Reviews

    Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

    Oceanic Mind – The Deeper Meditation Training Course

    “I’ve read this book, and it is the most comprehensive and easy to understand meditative resource I’ve ever found. Thanks Tom for your excellent work.”
    -Todd Schaefer
    Soul Solutions Healing
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    “I’ve heard good things about Tom because I did a little bit of an investigation earlier in the day. He comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” – Emmy Award winning host Kate Delaney on America Tonight (emphasis hers)

    “A treasure trove of tools and techniques. Lots of value here. Very pleased!” – A satisfied Ebay customer

    Plunge more deeply and serenely into meditation than you ever thought possible regardless of how busy your time schedule is! This book could have been called “Absolutely Foolproof Meditation for Busy People”. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student of meditation, Qigong or Yoga, this book is for you! The dozens of easy to follow warm up exercises and ancient meditation techniques alone is worth the cost of this course. However, Oceanic Mind introduces not only the finest techniques, but a complete meditation strategy training for consistently profound meditation. The strategy training transforms meditation into a much much easier and a more customized process. Regardless of your background, you will love this book. Read the first 100 pages before you buy at www.deepermeditation.net.”I’ve read this book, and it is the most comprehensive and easy to understand meditative resource I’ve ever found. Thanks Tom for your excellent work.”
    -Todd Schaefer
    Soul Solutions Healing
    July, 2009 Newsletter
    http://soulsolutionshealing.com/publications/ssgnewsletter.html

    “I’ve heard good things about Tom because I did a little bit of an investigation earlier in the day. He comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” – Emmy Award winning host Kate Delaney on America Tonight (emphasis hers)

    “A treasure trove of tools and techniques. Lots of value here. Very pleased!” – A satisfied Ebay customer

    Plunge more deeply and serenely into meditation than you ever thought possible regardless of how busy your time schedule is! This book could have been called “Absolutely Foolproof Meditation for Busy People”. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student of meditation, Qigong or Yoga, this book is for you! The dozens of easy to follow warm up exercises and ancient meditation techniques alone is worth the cost of this course. However, Oceanic Mind introduces not only the finest techniques, but a complete meditation strategy training for consistently profound meditation. The strategy training transforms meditation into a much much easier and a more customized process. Regardless of your background, you will love this book. Read the first 100 pages before you buy at www.deepermeditation.net.

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      The Path of Mindfulness Meditation Reviews

      Monday, August 29th, 2011

      The Path of Mindfulness Meditation

      The Path of Mindfulness Meditation

      Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation are indispensable skills for modern day life. Mindfulness allows us to connect to the essence of our being, and through mindfulness, we gain freedom from the patterns of habitual reactivity that create suffering and conflict in our lives. In the spacious dimension of mindfulness, we create the ideal conditions in which our intuitive innate intelligence can arise and flourish, bringing about transformation and healing in our mind and in our relationships. This message was taught by the Buddha over 2500 years ago and has been taught ever since by many great teachers, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist. The Path of Mindfulness Meditation is a comprehensive and in-depth exploration of mindfulness, mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based psychotherapy.

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        Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children

        Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

        Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children

        Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children is the fruit of decades of development and innovation in the Plum Village community’s collective practice with children. Based on Thich Nhat Hanh’s thirty years of teaching mindfulness and compassion to parents, teachers, and children, the book and enclosed CD covers a wide range of contemplative and fun activities parents and educators can do with their children or students. They are designed to help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude and confidence, deal with difficult emotions, touch our interconnection with nature, and improve communication.

        Planting Seeds offers insight, concrete activities, and curricula that parents and educators can apply in school settings, in their local communities or at home, in a way that is meaningful and inviting to children. The key practices presented include mindful breathing and walking, inviting the bell, pebble meditation, the Two Promises or ethical guidelines for children, children’s versions of Touching the Earth and Deep Relaxation, eating meditation and dealing with conflict and strong emotions. Also included are the lyrics to the songs on the enclosed CD that summarize and reinforce the key teachings, as well as a chapter on dealing effectively with conflict in the classroom or difficult group.

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        The Issue At Hand: Essays On Buddhist Mindfulness Practice

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        Essays on Buddhist Mindfulness Practice. An inspiring and very accessible compilation of essays and edited talks on the Buddhist practice of mindfulness. As Gil Fronsdal states, “the search for the issue at hand is the search for what is closest at hand, for what is directly seen, heard, smelt, tasted, felt, and cognized in the present.” Gil brings the practice of mindfulness not only to formal meditation but to all the varying aspects of every day life.

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          Beginning Mindfulness: Learning the Way of Awareness Reviews

          Monday, August 22nd, 2011

          Beginning Mindfulness: Learning the Way of Awareness

          As a teacher of meditation, Andrew Weiss found that students responded best when he broke down the process of mindfulness into discrete and progressive steps. Knowing that most people had little time to devote to meditation, he also made it his priority to teach the direct application of mindfulness to daily life. Through the years, he developed a series of handouts based on simple steps that form the basis of this book. Intended for laypeople practicing in their work and family lives without the luxury of long meditation retreats, Beginning Mindfulness is deeply rooted in Buddhist practice but remains unbound by one particular Buddhist tradition. Weiss skillfully blends the traditions of his Korean and Vietnamese teachers as well as Hindu yogic methods to create a meditation manual that is both practical and inspiring.

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          Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse

          This book presents an innovative eight-session program that has been clinically proven to bolster recovery from depression and prevent relapse. Developed by leading scientist-practitioners, and solidly grounded in current psychological research, the approach integrates cognitive therapy principles and practice into a mindfulness framework. Clinicians from any background will find vital tools to help clients maintain gains made by prior treatment and to expand the envelope of care to remission and beyond. Illustrative transcripts and a wealth of reproducible materials, including session summaries and participant forms, enhance the clinical utility of the volume. More than 35 reproducibles are also provided in a large-size format on Guilford’s website for bookbuyers to download.

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