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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.
From the FOREWORD .
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