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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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    The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Mindfulness

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    The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Mindfulness

    Mind does matter.

    This guide shows readers how to embrace the Buddhist concept of living in the moment to help them cope with the bombardment of information, anxiety, stress, and pressure in their days; heal both physical and emotional problems; and increase self-awareness. Readers will also learn how to sit, walk, and breathe mindfully to focus on the moment at hand; eat mindfully; heal relationships and decrease disappointment and frustration; listen deeply; and much more.

    • A June 16, 2007, article in the New York Times, entitled “In the Classroom: A New Focus on Quieting the Mind,” detailed the use of mindfulness training in hospitals, corporations, professional sports, prisons, and now elementary schools

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      Monday, August 8th, 2011

      The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism, 3rd Edition

      Reach Your Zen Moment!

      The latest edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide(r) to Buddhism updates one of Alpha Books’s most successful books in the religion/spirituality category, providing extensive information on both understanding the teachings and schools of Buddhism and incorporating the tenets of Buddhism into everyday life. It also includes additional information on Buddhism’s effect on popular arts and sciences, the continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama, and an annotated bibliography.

      • With Buddhism as one of America’s fastest growing religions, the audience continues to renew itself
      • Covers all four schools of Buddhism: Zen, Tibetan, Pure Land, and Insight Meditation, which are not in competitors’ books
      • For thousands of years, Buddhism has been a source of inner peace and security for millions

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        Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness: A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything

        Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

        Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness: A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything

        Mindfulness is going mainstream, and author Deborah Schoeberlein pioneers its practical application in K-12 education. By showing teachers how to tune into what’s happening, inside and around them, she offers educators fresh, straightforward approaches to training attention and generating caring in the classroom. Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness emphasizes how the teacher’s personal familiarity with mindfulness seeds the ground for an education infused with attention, awareness, kindness, empathy, compassion, and gratitude. The book follows a teacher from morning to night on typical school day. The schedule provides a practical context for applying and promoting mindfulness throughout the day. Brief, readable segments focus on a full range of topics including classroom procedures, lesson structure, and pacing, as well as social and emotional learning. This approach familiarizes the reader with mindfulness and fosters gradual and steady skills development. Reading the book catalyzes readers’ insights and inspires the teacher’s self-confidence in applying mindfulness ? personally and professionally.

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          Saturday, July 16th, 2011

          The Mindfulness Workbook: A Beginner’s Guide to Overcoming Fear & Embracing Compassion (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

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          Mindfulness is a powerful antidote to stress, anxiety and panic, chronic pain, depression, obsessive thinking, out-of-control emotions, and many other physical and mental health conditions. This ancient Buddhist technique can help anyone who struggles with fears, worries, and distractions refocus on the present moment and live happily, here and now.

          The Mindfulness Workbook is a step-by-step instruction book that guides you through simple practices that enable you to experience mindfulness not as a distant experience or concept, but as an attainable state of being in the world. You will discover the effectiveness of breath work, mindful eating, and thought-watching, and begin reaping the benefits of mindfulness right away. Over time, you will begin to notice that these small changes can bring about a bigger transformation, enhancing your sense of fulfillment and calm.

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