Teaching Clients to Use Mindfulness Skills

A practical guide

Author: Christine Dunkley,Maggie Stanton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135017662

Category: Psychology

Page: 104

View: 9643

Mindfulness has become a vital skill for many people working in the fields of physical and mental health, teaching, business, leadership and sports. While plenty of books explain the uses of mindfulness, until now none has addressed the particular challenges of effectively passing these skills on to clients in a user-friendly way. Designed to help professionals introduce mindfulness to clients, the skills laid out here can help those struggling with problems of recurrent stress or ruminative thought, and benefit people wanting to live in a more effective, rewarding way. Incorporating a series of practical exercises and drawing on their own professional experience, the authors clearly demonstrate the most effective methods for presenting mindfulness techniques to those with no previous experience. Topics covered include: Orienting the client to the skill Obtaining and using client feedback effectively Introducing simple practises Teaching clients to utilise mindfulness in everyday life Case scenarios demonstrating the skills in practice This practical, structured guide is essential for professionals already teaching or planning to teach mindfulness skills, those taking courses or workshops and for anyone interested in learning more about mindfulness.

Using Mindfulness Skills in Everyday Life

A practical guide

Author: Christine Dunkley,Maggie Stanton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317384822

Category: Psychology

Page: 124

View: 4820

In the last decade, more mental health treatments have begun to incorporate mindfulness as a skill to help people with their problems. Despite this, not everyone is sure how to incorporate mindfulness effectively into their daily lives. Giving simple explanations, examples and exercises, Using Mindfulness Skills in Everyday Life shows clearly how this is done. The book, written by two NHS clinicians experienced in teaching mindfulness, takes a down-to-earth approach, providing straightforward answers to the most commonly asked questions. The authors give definitions of mindfulness and guide people through instructions on how to set up and evaluate simple practices. As each component is taught, they provide examples of real-life situations, so the reader can clearly see how to be more mindful as they face the ups and downs of modern living. This practical guide is essential reading for anyone who wants to learn mindfulness to help with difficulties and challenges. It is also the perfect book for therapists, coaches, teachers, social workers, nurses, psychiatrists and psychologists to recommend to their clients. The book is ideal for students on clinical training courses.

Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients

111 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets

Author: Debra Burdick, LCSWR, BCN

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1936128454

Category: Psychology

Page: 219

View: 5554

Most Comprehensive Mindfulness Skills Workbook Available Like no other resource, Mindfulness Skills Workbook combines the latest research and best practices -- all in a simple guide to successfully teach mindfulness to your clients. This comprehensive workbook provides the theory behind each tool, a step-by-step process to implement, and expert guidance on processing client results. Features:Experiential exercises you can integrate into practiceHighly effective collection of mindfulness toolsSpecial section to guide understanding of neurobiology behind mindfulnessDozens of reproducible activities, exercises, techniques and toolsNew meditationsSteps for increasing client use at homeBasic through advanced mindfulness skillsSkills for specific disordersJournal promptsUnique templates to monitor progress Improve Treatment Outcomes:DepressionAnxietyADHDPTSDOCDBipolarPanicPainSleepStressAngerChronic Medical and Mental Illness Reviews: "Debra Burdick has written a gem of a book on mindfulness. As a guide for clinicians, the book has everything: no-nonsense, clear style; plenty of background info; tie-ins with research; excellent illustrations; and plenty of original experiential tools for introducing mindfulness and leveraging motivation and compliance. This is the kind of resource on mindfulness that you are not just going to skim through: you are going to copy and dog-ear and share this book with your colleagues and your clients. This just might be the last guide to teaching mindfulness that you buy." -Pavel Somov, Ph.D., author of Present Perfect, Reinventing the Meal and Anger Management Jumpstart

This Book Will Make You Mindful

Author: Jessamy Hibberd,Jo Usmar

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848668074

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 5662

'Beat the blues with this pocket-sized guide to mindfulness and living in the moment.' Stylist Live in the moment, make the most of today and feel happier and more fulfilled. We live increasingly busy lives and can struggle to cope with the pressure we're put under by external factors and, most importantly, by ourselves. It's very common to feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities you have to juggle and feel that time is running away from you - that days, weeks, months and even years are passing in a blur. However, help is at hand. This compact and friendly book is a mindfulness starter kit, giving you everything you need to live in the moment and get the most from life. Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar use the latest mindfulness techniques to teach you how to stop worrying about the future and dwelling on the past so life - the life you're actually living rather than the one you wish you were living or are planning to live soon - doesn't pass you by. Learning how your mind works will enable you to cope with the bad things while fully appreciating the good things, making you more confident, content and productive day-to-day. Chapters include: Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Mind Games Deactivating Autopilot The Path of Most Resistance Let It Be Praise for the This Book Will series: 'Top tips for making your life loads better.' Cosmo 'The answer to all my problems.' Katie Piper

Mindfulness Skills for Kids & Teens

A Workbook for Clinicians & Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets

Author: Debra Burdick, LCSWR, BCN

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1937661571

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 7854

Finally -- a comprehensive, practical and user-friendly mindfulness resource written specifically for children and adolescents. Best-selling mindfulness author Debra Burdick has blended the latest research and best practices to create this straight-forward guide for improving self-awareness, self-regulation skills, mental health, and social connectedness in kids and teens. This expertly crafted resource features a collection of more than 150 proven tools and techniques, presented in a simple, step-by-step skill building format. Perfect for mental health practitioners, teachers and all in the helping professions. Tools for explaining mindfulness and neurobiology in kids’ languageActivities, games, and meditations that build basic through advanced mindfulness skillsStep-by-step instruction on teaching and practicing mindfulness, meditation and reflectionGuidance on choosing age appropriate skillsHow to apply mindfulness skills to specific childhood mental health disordersJournal prompts to help integrate learningGoal-setting charts for tracking progressDownloadable worksheets, exercises and reflections

Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Clinical Social Work Practice

Author: Arthur Freeman, EdD, ABPP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826104786

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

View: 4143

Edited by a leading social work authority and a master CBT clinician, this first-of-its-kind handbook provides the foundations and training that social workers need to master cognitive behavior therapy. From traditional techniques to new techniques such as mindfulness meditation and the use of DBT, the contributors ensure a thorough and up-to-date presentation of CBT. Covered are the most common disorders encountered when working with adults, children, families, and couples including: Anxiety disorders Depression Personality disorder Sexual and physical abuse Substance misuse Grief and bereavement Eating disorders Written by social workers for social workers, this new focus on the foundations and applications of cognitive behavior therapy will help individuals, families, and groups lead happier, fulfilled, and more productive lives.

Child Psychotherapy

Integrating Developmental Theory into Clinical Practice

Author: Robbie Adler-Tapia, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106749

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 5296

All too often children are diagnosed and medicated without the consideration that their symptoms may actually be a healthy response to stressful life events. This integrative guide for mental health practitioners who work with children underscores the importance of considering the etiology of a child's symptoms within a developmental framework before making a diagnosis. Providing advanced training and skills for working with children, the book guides the therapist, step-by-step, through assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment with a focus on the tenets of child development and a consideration of the impact of distressing life events. The book first addresses child development and the evolution of child psychotherapy from the perspectives of numerous disciplines, including recent findings in neurodevelopmental trauma and neurobiology. It discusses assessment measures, the impact of divorce and the forensic/legal environment on clinical practice, recommendations for HIPAA compliance, evidence-based best practices for treating children, and the requirements for an integrated treatment approach. Woven throughout are indications for case conceptualization including consideration of a child's complete environment. Key Features: Provides an integrative approach to child psychotherapy from the perspective of healthy development Offers an alternative to the medical model Discusses key theories of child development and psychotherapy Integrates a multimodal approach that considers a child's daily environment Includes a template for organizing and implementing a successful practice Features an instructorís manual and course syllabus

Mindfulness Meditation in Psychotherapy

An Integrated Model for Clinicians

Author: Steven A Alper

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626252777

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 1780

Embodying mindfulness allows both therapists and clients to make the most of treatment sessions. More than just a guide to techniques and benefits, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of mindfulness meditation, and shows how to effectively incorporate mindfulness into every aspect of the therapeutic process. Mindfulness isn’t simply a therapeutic tool that can be used at a specific time. If you’re a psychotherapist interested in implementing mindfulness practices into your therapy sessions, you must first embody a mindful presence yourself. In Mindfulness Meditation in Psychotherapy, psychotherapist Steven Alper presents the mindfulness pyramid model, an easy-to-use reference approach for integrating mindfulness into the very fabric of your therapy sessions—in every action you take. A therapist’s mindfulness practice and the mindful activity during sessions forms the foundation of clients’ mindfulness practice. This practical guide will help demystify mindfulness meditation; elaborate on the psychotherapeutic benefits of practices such as body scan, breath awareness, sitting meditation, and lovingkindness; and offer helpful strategies for teaching formal and informal mindfulness skills to clients. This book conceptualizes and explores the applicability of mindfulness and delves into the many ways in which mindfulness can manifest in psychotherapy. This is a must-have resource for any therapist interested in honing their own mindfulness practice and incorporating mindfulness in treatment sessions.

Wer dem Glück hinterherrennt, läuft daran vorbei

Ein Umdenkbuch

Author: Russ Harris

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641038227

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 7851

Ausstieg aus der Glücksfalle: Besser leben als dem Glück nachjagen Kann das sein? Dass unsere Vorstellungen über das Glück uns unglücklich machen? Dieses spannende Umdenkbuch beruht auf einem bahnbrechenden Ansatz in der Psychologie: der Akzeptanz- und Commitment-Therapie (ACT). Die in kürzester Zeit erlernbaren Techniken haben ihre Wirksamkeit in vielen wissenschaftlichen Studien bewiesen. Die Folge: Sorgen und Stress müssen nicht mehr angestrengt bekämpft werden. Selbst wenn uns Schwierigkeiten begegnen, können wir ein tief erfülltes Leben führen. "Das Buch liegt bei mir am Nachttisch und ich befolge fleißig die Übungsanleitungen. Es ist klug, zugleich leichtfüßig und amüsant und bestimmt eine große Hilfe für viele Menschen. Ach was – für alle eigentlich." Konstantin Wecker

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness

Author: Amanda Ie,Christelle T. Ngnoumen,Ellen J. Langer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118294912

Category: Psychology

Page: 1248

View: 8699

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars: Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports 2 Volumes

DBT? Skills Training Manual, Second Edition

Author: Marsha Linehan

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462516998

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 8582

Preceded by: Skills training manual for treating borderline personality disorder / Marsha M. Linehan. c1993.

CBT Skills Workbook

Practical Exercises and Worksheets to Promote Change

Author: Barry M. Gregory

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1936128020

Category: Psychology

Page: 150

View: 1174

Contains over 100 of the top hands-on practical worksheets and exercises for integrating CBT! Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the fastest-growing psychotherapy in the world today, largely because it has been clinically-tested and found effective for a broad range of psychiatric and psychological problems. CBT has strong clinical support from both clients and clinicians who like its collaborative process that uses practical tools and strategies for solving everyday problems. The challenge for many clinicians is finding practical ways to integrate empirically-supported therapies into everyday clinical practice with clients. While there are many outstanding books on the theory and practice of cognitive-behavioral therapies, the CBT Skills Workbook provides over 100 of the top hands-on practical worksheets and exercises to help clinicians integrate CBT into practice. The exercises and worksheets are designed to provide powerful tools that can be used in individual or group sessions and as homework assignments. An effective way to use the workbook is to have clients complete the exercises and worksheets at home and then review them together in each session. Clients learn by doing, thus these exercises are intentionally designed to be short, sweet, and easy-to-complete. This workbook contains powerful, yet practical, tools and techniques to help mental health professionals provide clients with state-of-the-art evidence-based interventions for a broad range of addiction and mental health issues and concerns. The workbook is divided into four key sections that include practical exercises and worksheets focused on client motivation, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. In a nutshell, it helps people learn how to feel better by changing what they think and do. With the explosive movement toward accountability and evidence-based treatments, the CBT Skills Workbook will help psychologists, mental health professionals, and social workers integrate evidence-based treatments and therapies into clinical practice. In short, the workbook provides an easy to follow directory of practical exercises and homework activities that are designed to help people learn ways to have the life they truly want and deserve.

Treating Drug Problems

Author: Arthur W. Blume

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471484837

Category: Psychology

Page: 316

View: 9622

Part of the new Treating Addictions series, Treating Drug Problems is full of practical information on assessing, diagnosing, and treating drug problems, and represents an invaluable tool for anyone who works with clients experiencing drug dependence or addiction. The popular series format includes assessment scales; tables, checklists, and diagrams; features such as "Dos and Don'ts" and "Important Things to Remember"; problem-solving scenarios; "Self-Improvement Techniques"; and suggested resources, including an annotated bibliography and lists of contacts such as self-help groups, residential and outpatient treatment programs, support groups, and websites.

Anger-Related Disorders

A Practitioner's Guide to Comparative Treatments

Author: Eva Feindler, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826140470

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 2783

In this ground-breaking exploration, a glittering array of specialists investigate how and why anger is viewed as a secondary emotion by most clinical theories and practitioners and seeks to answer the following questions: What are anger-related disorders? What do they have in common and how are they different? How do we treat the various anger-related disorders? Drawing on one case study, the top-notch contributors each present a different method of treatment for anger-related disorders. By taking into consideration the variety of perspectives and treatments available for anger-related disorders, this book provides an overview of how clinicians can implement each of these treatments as well as combine treatments to provide a tailored therapy for each individual client.

Promoting Health and Well-being in Social Work Education

Author: Beth R. Crisp,Liz Beddoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317966864

Category: Medical

Page: 174

View: 9526

Social work educators can play an important part in ensuring that the promotion of health and well-being is firmly on the social work agenda for service users, as well as for students and educators. Nevertheless, this has not been a priority within social work education and presents a challenge which requires some re-thinking in terms of curriculum content, pedagogy, and how social workers respond to social problems. Furthermore, if the promotion of health and well-being is not considered a priority for social workers, this raises important questions about the role and relevance of social work in health, and thus poses challenges to social work education, both now and in the future. This book contains contributions from social work educators from Australia, America, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. They reflect on how best to prepare students to put health and well-being to the forefront of practice, drawing on research on quality of life, subjective well-being, student well-being, community participation and social connectedness, religion and spirituality, mindful practices, trauma and health inequalities. This book is an extended version of a special issue of Social Work Education.

The Mind-Body Interface in Somatization

When Symptom Becomes Disease

Author: Lynn W. Smith,Patrick W. Conway

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 0765707519

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

View: 2175

The Mind-Body Interface in Somatization addresses the underlying psychological and personality factors predisposing patients to experience somatization and somatizing syndromes. It is directed at the needs of the practicing medical, psychiatric, and psychological clinician.

Assessing Mindfulness and Acceptance Processes in Clients

Illuminating the Theory and Practice of Change

Author: Ruth Baer

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 160882263X

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 8432

How does mindfulness work? Thousands of therapists utilize mindfulness-based treatments and have witnessed firsthand the effectiveness of these approaches on clients suffering from anxiety, depression, and other common mental health issues. But for many clinicians, the psychological processes and brain functions that explain these changes remain a mystery, and effective methodologies for measuring each client's progress are elusive. In Assessing Mindfulness and Acceptance Processes in Clients, Ruth Baer presents a collection of articles by some of the most respected mindfulness researchers and therapists practicing today. Each contribution assesses the variables that represent potential processes of change, such as mindfulness, acceptance, self-compassion, spirituality, and focus on values, and determines the importance of each of these processes to enhanced psychological functioning and quality of life. Clinicians learn to accurately measure each process in individual clients, an invaluable skill for any practicing therapist. A seminal contribution to the existing professional literature on mindfulness-based treatments, this book is also an essential resource for any mental health professional seeking to illuminate the processes at work behind any mindfulness and acceptance-based therapy. The Mindfulness and Acceptance Practica Series As mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies gain momentum in the field of mental health, it is increasingly important for professionals to understand the full range of their applications. To keep up with the growing demand for authoritative resources on these treatments, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Practica Series was created. These edited books cover a range of evidence-based treatments, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) therapy. Incorporating new research in the field of psychology, these books are powerful tools for mental health clinicians, researchers, advanced students, and anyone interested in the growth of mindfulness and acceptance strategies.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

A Contemporary Guide for Practitioners

Author: Lane D. Pederson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118957911

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 1749

A definitive new text for understanding and applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Offers evidence-based yet flexible approaches to integrating DBT into practice Goes beyond adherence to standard DBT and diagnosis-based treatment of individuals Emphasizes positivity and the importance of the client?s own voice in assessing change Discusses methods of monitoring outcomes in practice and making them clinically relevant Lane Pederson is a leader in the drive to integrate DBT with other therapeutic approaches

Mindfulness for Two

An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Approach to Mindfulness in Psychotherapy

Author: Kelly G. Wilson,Troy DuFrene

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246316

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 545

While most applications of mindfulness to clinical psychotherapy come from the Buddhist tradition of formal meditation practice, the approach presented in this volume comes from a very different place: from author Kelly Wilson's self-confessed inability to listen and pay attention to his clients. Wilson, one of the central figures in the exciting field of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), discovered early in his career as a therapist that his attention lapsed in therapy sessions, leaving his clients telling their troubles to someone who, for all intents and purposes, wasn't even in the room. Wilson resolved to correct this problem and made a personal commitment to remain present for his clients, to "show up" to whatever they brought to their sessions, no matter how painful, awkward, or even boring. In the process of figuring out how to accomplish this, he also observed a variety of ways in which clients themselves passed in and out of contact with the present moment, with significant consequences upon the degree to which they could effect behavior change during their sessions. This book sets forth, for the first time, Wilson's analysis of mindfulness processes as a central theme in the workings of ACT and develops an experiential technology that therapists can use both to improve their effectiveness in the therapy room and to facilitate positive change in their clients.The book includes a DVD with more than five hours of QuickTime video that shows client-therapist interactions, which illustrate the techniques presented in the book -- some that feature Kelly Wilson himself working with clients. Practicing therapists will find this volume and video to be a close second to actually attending one of Wilson's highly sought-after experiential workshops.