Mindfulness for Therapists : Understanding Mindfulness for Professional Effectiveness and Personal Well-Being.

By: Zarbock, GerhardContributor(s): Lynch, Siobhan | Ammann, Axel | Ringer, SilkaPublisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (198 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118760390Subject(s): Psychotherapists -- Mental health.;Meditation -- Therapeutic use.;AwarenessGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mindfulness for Therapists : Understanding Mindfulness for Professional Effectiveness and Personal Well-BeingDDC classification: 616.89/14092 LOC classification: RC451.4.P79 -- Z37 2015ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Mindfulness for Therapists: Understanding Mindfulness for Professional Effectiveness and Personal Well-Being -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 Welcome -- Formal Mindfulness Exercises -- Informal Mindfulness Exercises (Personal and Professional Lives) -- Therapist Role Mindfulness Exercises -- Joint Mindfulness Exercises -- Intensive Exercises -- Client Exercises -- References -- Chapter 2 Mindfulness -- Burden on the Helper -- Mindfulness as Self-care -- Mindfulness and Self-awareness -- The Five Elements of Mindfulness -- 1. Concentration (actingwithawareness) -- 2. Observing -- 3. Describing -- 4. Non-reacting -- 5. Non-judging -- Relationships Between the Five Elements of Mindfulness -- Mindfulness as Self-attunement -- Mindfulness as a Flexible Change Between First, Second, and Third-person Perspective -- First-person perspective -- Second-person perspective -- Third-person perspective -- Mindfulness as a Conscious Choice of Self-focus -- Reflecting on Mirror Neurons -- Summary: Why Give Attention to Helping Professions? -- References -- Chapter 3 Bringing Mindfulness Into Your Life -- 3.1 Week 1: Introduction to Mindfulness -- Exercise 1: What is there? -- Exercise 2: Breath concentration (5 minutes) -- Finding your position -- Exercise 3: Finding your 'relaxed, upright position' (5 minutes) -- Exercise 4: Seated mindfulness (5-10 minutes) -- Regular practice -- Exercise 5: Flash mindfulness (3-5 minutes) -- Mindfulness diary -- Exercises for the week ahead -- 3.2 Week 2: The Five Elements of Mindfulness -- Contents of the second week -- Exercise 6: Pre-tree (5 minutes) -- Concentration - Observing - Naming -- Exercise 7: Auditory field (10 minutes) -- Non-judging -- Exercise 8: Non-judgmental description (15-20 minutes) -- Exercise 9: Short meditation (5-10 minutes) -- Exercises for the week ahead.
3.3 Week 3: Integrating Mindfulness into Everyday Life -- Contents of the third week -- Exercise 10: Energise (15 minutes +) -- Meditation -- Exercise 11: Sitting meditation (10 minutes) -- Non-reacting -- Integration of mindfulness into everyday life -- Exercise 12: Everyday mindfulness 'tea' (20 minutes +) -- Exercises for the week ahead: -- 3.4 Week 4: Mindfulness as a Way of Life -- Contents of the fourth week -- Automatic pilot and non-reacting -- Automatic pilot in everyday life -- Can automatic pilot be useful? -- Noticing when you're on autopilot -- Transfer to the therapeutic context -- Exercise 13: Sitting meditation (with 'non-responsiveness', 15 minutes) -- Non-reacting in everyday life -- Exercise 14: Leaves on a river (10-15 minutes) -- Exercise 15: In a nutshell (1-3 minutes) -- Exercises for the week ahead -- 3.5 Week 5: Mindfulness as a Home Base for Therapists -- Contents of the fifth week -- Mindfulness in the therapeutic context -- Greet the client -- Exercise 16: Tree meditation (15 minutes) -- Exercise 17: Stabilising asanas -- Exercise 18: 'There is …' (5-10 minutes) -- Exercises for the week ahead -- 3.6 Week 6: Mindfulness of the Body -- Contents of Week 6 -- Mindful movement -- Exercise 19: Easing back -- Exercise 20: Shoulder-neck area -- Exercise 21: Revival -- Exercise 22: Reducing tension and anger -- Exercise 23: Calming/relaxation -- Exercises for the week ahead -- References -- 3.7 Week 7: Integrating Mindfulness into Therapeutic Practice -- Contents of the seventh week -- Draining clients -- Exercise 24: Picture and release (about 5 minutes) -- Mindful listening -- Exercise 25: Mindful listening -- Burnout -- Exercise 26: Heart meditation (10-15 minutes) -- Exercises for the week ahead -- 3.8 Week 8: Review and Next Steps -- Contents of Week 8 -- Review -- Exercise 27: Mindful walking -- Looking forward.
Successful failure -- Final sitting meditation -- 3.9 Your Oasis -- Planning your mindfulness oasis -- Exercise 28: Mindful eating (apple) -- Exercise 29: Keeping pace with the breath -- Variants of sitting meditation -- An example -- Chapter 4 Extending Your Practice -- 4.1 Going Deeper -- The four foundations of mindfulness -- Mindfulness of thoughts -- References -- 4.2 Exercises in Everyday Personal and Professional Lives -- Informal mindfulness exercises -- References -- 4.3 Mindfulness Exercises for the Helping Role -- Beginning your day -- Greeting your patient -- Attention to your voice -- Dealing with silence -- The therapist and therapy-induced emotions -- Regenerating mindfulness exercises for the therapist in an hour -- Mindfulness with the patient in blocking situations -- Turn down the sound -- At the end -- Exercise at the end of the workday -- Something a little different -- Visualisation of specific qualities, power sources or models -- Reflecting on failures -- In-depth representation of current clients -- Acceptance of weaknesses and 'bad habits' -- Mindful speech -- References -- 4.4 Mindful Moments With Your Clients -- Starting the session -- Introducing mindfulness -- Awareness of the five senses -- Closing the session -- Chapter 5 Short Manual for Running a Group Based on the Presented Material -- General Notes on Implementation -- Leading the group -- At the end of the session -- Week 1: Introduction to Mindfulness -- Structure of Week 1 -- Materials -- 1. Exercise 1: 'What is there?' -- 2. Welcome and introduction (facilitators) -- 3. Group introductions -- 4. Structure of the programme -- 5. Experiential focus -- 6. Introducing mindfulness -- 7. Breath concentration -- 8. The concept of concentration -- 9. Seated mindfulness -- 10. Mindfulness in everyday life: Home practice -- 11. Questions.
Week 2: The Five Elements of Mindfulness -- Structure of Week 2 -- Materials -- 1. Welcome -- 2. Flash mindfulness -- 3. The week in review -- 4. Pre-tree -- 5. Singing bowl meditation -- 6. Listening: Observing and naming -- 7. Non-judgmental description -- 8. Home practice -- 9. Questions -- 10. Flash mindfulness -- Week 3: Integrating Mindfulness into Everyday Life -- Structure of Week 3 -- Materials -- 1. Welcome -- 2. Flash mindfulness (Exercise 5, Chapter 3.1) -- 3. The week in review -- 4. Energise -- 5. Sitting meditation -- 6. Integration into everyday life -- 7. Home practice -- 8. Questions -- 9. Flash mindfulness -- Week 4: Mindfulness as a Way of Life -- Structure of Week 4 -- Materials -- 1. Welcome -- 2. Flash mindfulness (Exercise 5, Chapter 3.1) -- 3. The week in review -- 4. Non-reacting -- 5. Leaves on a river -- 6. In a nutshell -- 7. Home practice -- 8. Questions -- 9. Flash mindfulness to close -- Week 5: Mindfulness as a Home Base for Therapists -- Structure of Week 5 -- Materials -- 1. Welcome -- 2. Flash mindfulness (Exercise 5, Chapter 3.1) -- 3. The week in review -- 4. Mindfulness in the therapeutic context -- 5. Greeting the client -- 6. Finding your roots -- 7. Home practice -- 8. Questions -- 9. Flash mindfulness to close -- Week 6: Mindfulness of the Body -- Structure of Week 6 -- Materials -- 1. Welcome -- 2. Flash mindfulness (Exercise 5, Chapter 3.1) -- 3. The week in review -- 4. Introducing mindful movement in the office -- 5. Easing back -- 6. Shoulder-neck movements -- 7. Revival -- 8. Reducing tension and anger -- 9. Calming/relaxation -- 10. Home practice -- 11. Questions -- 12. Flash mindfulness (Chapter 3.1) -- Week 7: Integrating Mindfulness into Therapeutic Practice -- Structure of Week 7 -- Materials -- 1. Welcome -- 2. Flash mindfulness (Exercise 5, Chapter 3.1) -- 3. The week in review.
4. Picture and release -- 5. Mindful listening -- 6. Burnout -- 7. Heart meditation -- 8. Home practice -- 9. Questions -- 10. Flash mindfulness (Chapter 3.1) -- Week 8: Review and Next Steps -- Mindful Oasis -- Chapter 6 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- 1. What is the difference between attention and mindfulness? -- 2. How important is it to have a regular, formal practice? -- 3. I fall asleep when I'm meditating. Is that ok? -- 4. I sometimes feel restless and find myself short of breath when I try to meditate -- 5. I'm frustrated because I can't seem to meditate properly. What do you suggest? -- 6. I'm interested in further training, what can you recommend? -- 7. I am interested in mindful movement. What do you suggest? -- Further Reading -- About the Companion Website -- Index -- End User License Agreement.
Summary: Mindfulness for Therapists presents an innovative eight-week mindfulness protocol designed to aid therapists-which may be worked through alone or in small groups Presents the first complete mindfulness program designed to improve the personal and professional well-being and effectiveness of therapists themselves Features an 8-week introduction to mindfulness in the form of exercises designed to help therapists develop their own meditation practice and apply it to their lives Integrates key research that includes the Five Facets of Mindfulness, the Three-Person-Perspectives approach, and the neurobiological foundations of mindfulness training Supported by online meditations and exercises for therapists.
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Intro -- Mindfulness for Therapists: Understanding Mindfulness for Professional Effectiveness and Personal Well-Being -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 Welcome -- Formal Mindfulness Exercises -- Informal Mindfulness Exercises (Personal and Professional Lives) -- Therapist Role Mindfulness Exercises -- Joint Mindfulness Exercises -- Intensive Exercises -- Client Exercises -- References -- Chapter 2 Mindfulness -- Burden on the Helper -- Mindfulness as Self-care -- Mindfulness and Self-awareness -- The Five Elements of Mindfulness -- 1. Concentration (actingwithawareness) -- 2. Observing -- 3. Describing -- 4. Non-reacting -- 5. Non-judging -- Relationships Between the Five Elements of Mindfulness -- Mindfulness as Self-attunement -- Mindfulness as a Flexible Change Between First, Second, and Third-person Perspective -- First-person perspective -- Second-person perspective -- Third-person perspective -- Mindfulness as a Conscious Choice of Self-focus -- Reflecting on Mirror Neurons -- Summary: Why Give Attention to Helping Professions? -- References -- Chapter 3 Bringing Mindfulness Into Your Life -- 3.1 Week 1: Introduction to Mindfulness -- Exercise 1: What is there? -- Exercise 2: Breath concentration (5 minutes) -- Finding your position -- Exercise 3: Finding your 'relaxed, upright position' (5 minutes) -- Exercise 4: Seated mindfulness (5-10 minutes) -- Regular practice -- Exercise 5: Flash mindfulness (3-5 minutes) -- Mindfulness diary -- Exercises for the week ahead -- 3.2 Week 2: The Five Elements of Mindfulness -- Contents of the second week -- Exercise 6: Pre-tree (5 minutes) -- Concentration - Observing - Naming -- Exercise 7: Auditory field (10 minutes) -- Non-judging -- Exercise 8: Non-judgmental description (15-20 minutes) -- Exercise 9: Short meditation (5-10 minutes) -- Exercises for the week ahead.

3.3 Week 3: Integrating Mindfulness into Everyday Life -- Contents of the third week -- Exercise 10: Energise (15 minutes +) -- Meditation -- Exercise 11: Sitting meditation (10 minutes) -- Non-reacting -- Integration of mindfulness into everyday life -- Exercise 12: Everyday mindfulness 'tea' (20 minutes +) -- Exercises for the week ahead: -- 3.4 Week 4: Mindfulness as a Way of Life -- Contents of the fourth week -- Automatic pilot and non-reacting -- Automatic pilot in everyday life -- Can automatic pilot be useful? -- Noticing when you're on autopilot -- Transfer to the therapeutic context -- Exercise 13: Sitting meditation (with 'non-responsiveness', 15 minutes) -- Non-reacting in everyday life -- Exercise 14: Leaves on a river (10-15 minutes) -- Exercise 15: In a nutshell (1-3 minutes) -- Exercises for the week ahead -- 3.5 Week 5: Mindfulness as a Home Base for Therapists -- Contents of the fifth week -- Mindfulness in the therapeutic context -- Greet the client -- Exercise 16: Tree meditation (15 minutes) -- Exercise 17: Stabilising asanas -- Exercise 18: 'There is …' (5-10 minutes) -- Exercises for the week ahead -- 3.6 Week 6: Mindfulness of the Body -- Contents of Week 6 -- Mindful movement -- Exercise 19: Easing back -- Exercise 20: Shoulder-neck area -- Exercise 21: Revival -- Exercise 22: Reducing tension and anger -- Exercise 23: Calming/relaxation -- Exercises for the week ahead -- References -- 3.7 Week 7: Integrating Mindfulness into Therapeutic Practice -- Contents of the seventh week -- Draining clients -- Exercise 24: Picture and release (about 5 minutes) -- Mindful listening -- Exercise 25: Mindful listening -- Burnout -- Exercise 26: Heart meditation (10-15 minutes) -- Exercises for the week ahead -- 3.8 Week 8: Review and Next Steps -- Contents of Week 8 -- Review -- Exercise 27: Mindful walking -- Looking forward.

Successful failure -- Final sitting meditation -- 3.9 Your Oasis -- Planning your mindfulness oasis -- Exercise 28: Mindful eating (apple) -- Exercise 29: Keeping pace with the breath -- Variants of sitting meditation -- An example -- Chapter 4 Extending Your Practice -- 4.1 Going Deeper -- The four foundations of mindfulness -- Mindfulness of thoughts -- References -- 4.2 Exercises in Everyday Personal and Professional Lives -- Informal mindfulness exercises -- References -- 4.3 Mindfulness Exercises for the Helping Role -- Beginning your day -- Greeting your patient -- Attention to your voice -- Dealing with silence -- The therapist and therapy-induced emotions -- Regenerating mindfulness exercises for the therapist in an hour -- Mindfulness with the patient in blocking situations -- Turn down the sound -- At the end -- Exercise at the end of the workday -- Something a little different -- Visualisation of specific qualities, power sources or models -- Reflecting on failures -- In-depth representation of current clients -- Acceptance of weaknesses and 'bad habits' -- Mindful speech -- References -- 4.4 Mindful Moments With Your Clients -- Starting the session -- Introducing mindfulness -- Awareness of the five senses -- Closing the session -- Chapter 5 Short Manual for Running a Group Based on the Presented Material -- General Notes on Implementation -- Leading the group -- At the end of the session -- Week 1: Introduction to Mindfulness -- Structure of Week 1 -- Materials -- 1. Exercise 1: 'What is there?' -- 2. Welcome and introduction (facilitators) -- 3. Group introductions -- 4. Structure of the programme -- 5. Experiential focus -- 6. Introducing mindfulness -- 7. Breath concentration -- 8. The concept of concentration -- 9. Seated mindfulness -- 10. Mindfulness in everyday life: Home practice -- 11. Questions.

Week 2: The Five Elements of Mindfulness -- Structure of Week 2 -- Materials -- 1. Welcome -- 2. Flash mindfulness -- 3. The week in review -- 4. Pre-tree -- 5. Singing bowl meditation -- 6. Listening: Observing and naming -- 7. Non-judgmental description -- 8. Home practice -- 9. Questions -- 10. Flash mindfulness -- Week 3: Integrating Mindfulness into Everyday Life -- Structure of Week 3 -- Materials -- 1. Welcome -- 2. Flash mindfulness (Exercise 5, Chapter 3.1) -- 3. The week in review -- 4. Energise -- 5. Sitting meditation -- 6. Integration into everyday life -- 7. Home practice -- 8. Questions -- 9. Flash mindfulness -- Week 4: Mindfulness as a Way of Life -- Structure of Week 4 -- Materials -- 1. Welcome -- 2. Flash mindfulness (Exercise 5, Chapter 3.1) -- 3. The week in review -- 4. Non-reacting -- 5. Leaves on a river -- 6. In a nutshell -- 7. Home practice -- 8. Questions -- 9. Flash mindfulness to close -- Week 5: Mindfulness as a Home Base for Therapists -- Structure of Week 5 -- Materials -- 1. Welcome -- 2. Flash mindfulness (Exercise 5, Chapter 3.1) -- 3. The week in review -- 4. Mindfulness in the therapeutic context -- 5. Greeting the client -- 6. Finding your roots -- 7. Home practice -- 8. Questions -- 9. Flash mindfulness to close -- Week 6: Mindfulness of the Body -- Structure of Week 6 -- Materials -- 1. Welcome -- 2. Flash mindfulness (Exercise 5, Chapter 3.1) -- 3. The week in review -- 4. Introducing mindful movement in the office -- 5. Easing back -- 6. Shoulder-neck movements -- 7. Revival -- 8. Reducing tension and anger -- 9. Calming/relaxation -- 10. Home practice -- 11. Questions -- 12. Flash mindfulness (Chapter 3.1) -- Week 7: Integrating Mindfulness into Therapeutic Practice -- Structure of Week 7 -- Materials -- 1. Welcome -- 2. Flash mindfulness (Exercise 5, Chapter 3.1) -- 3. The week in review.

4. Picture and release -- 5. Mindful listening -- 6. Burnout -- 7. Heart meditation -- 8. Home practice -- 9. Questions -- 10. Flash mindfulness (Chapter 3.1) -- Week 8: Review and Next Steps -- Mindful Oasis -- Chapter 6 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- 1. What is the difference between attention and mindfulness? -- 2. How important is it to have a regular, formal practice? -- 3. I fall asleep when I'm meditating. Is that ok? -- 4. I sometimes feel restless and find myself short of breath when I try to meditate -- 5. I'm frustrated because I can't seem to meditate properly. What do you suggest? -- 6. I'm interested in further training, what can you recommend? -- 7. I am interested in mindful movement. What do you suggest? -- Further Reading -- About the Companion Website -- Index -- End User License Agreement.

Mindfulness for Therapists presents an innovative eight-week mindfulness protocol designed to aid therapists-which may be worked through alone or in small groups Presents the first complete mindfulness program designed to improve the personal and professional well-being and effectiveness of therapists themselves Features an 8-week introduction to mindfulness in the form of exercises designed to help therapists develop their own meditation practice and apply it to their lives Integrates key research that includes the Five Facets of Mindfulness, the Three-Person-Perspectives approach, and the neurobiological foundations of mindfulness training Supported by online meditations and exercises for therapists.

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