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Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators
Donald McCown, Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Diane C. Reibel, Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Marc S. Micozzi, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
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:
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.
This text is intended to provide an in-depth, self-contained, treatment of optical waveguide theory. We have attempted to emphasize the underlying physical processes, stressing conceptual aspects, and have developed the mathematical analysis to parallel the physical intuition. We also provide comprehensive supplementary sections both to augment any deficiencies in mathematical background and to provide a self-consistent and rigorous mathematical approach. To assist in. understanding, each chapter con- centrates principally on a single idea and is therefore comparatively short. Furthermore, over 150 problems with complete solutions are given to demonstrate applications of the theory. Accordingly, through simplicity of approach and numerous examples, this book is accessible to undergraduates. Many fundamental topics are presented here for the first time, but, more importantly, the material is brought together to give a unified treatment of basic ideas using the simplest approach possible. To achieve such a goal required a maturation of the subject, and thus the text was intentionally developed over a protracted period of the last 10 years.
Have you ever felt you have fallen under the toxic spell of modern business jargon? Are you bombarded by an endless stream of corporate mumbo-jumbo? Are you going bald scratching your head trying to understand complex reports filled with meaningless words like synergy, value add, leverage, paradigm, core competency, catalyst, vision, mission, information centric, people oriented, horizontal and vertical solutions, and other gobbledygook? Are you tolerating and encouraging fools by mistaking their pretentious rubbish talk for intelligence? If you say yes to any or all of the above questions, then you are not alone. Millions of executives worldwide are in the same situation and have resigned themselves to fate, unable and unwilling to get out of it. But it need not be that way. You can get out of it easily if you are willing to do a few simple things. This book will show you those simple things and how you can consciously reject complexity in communication and hug simplicity, which is the ultimate sophistication.
The future of American STEM education is here...in every state there are thousands students that would benefit from science education if only they had the resources support systems and psychological ownership. There are brilliant young minds that could be called on to solve a myriad of world problems earning money and respect in the process. But these students dona't see science as a viable option for a life. Or they do but there are no textbooks in the classroom or the teacher is the fifth one this semester...and he is on the verge of leaving too.
This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to embrace the years as you age, taking care of yourself and slowing down the aging process. As you age, you don't have to stop having fun or cut down what you love to do. You will only have to make some changes in your lifestyles where you prioritize your health and keep up the fun.
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