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Responding to starting to be curiosity between psychotherapists of all theoretical orientations, this functional e-book presents a complete advent to mindfulness and its scientific purposes. The authors, who've been practising either mindfulness and psychotherapy for many years, current a number of simple tactics for enforcing mindfulness concepts and educating them to sufferers experiencing melancholy, nervousness, power soreness, and different difficulties. additionally addressed are ways in which mindfulness practices can raise recognition and empathy within the healing dating. The booklet experiences the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and provides compelling empirical findings. easy gains contain illustrative case examples, perform workouts, and source listings.

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Toe touching . . lifting. . ” In eating meditation, we eat silently, more slowly than usual, and notice the sight of the food on the plate, the use of utensils to bring the food to the mouth, the feel of the food in the mouth, the muscle movements of chewing, the flavors of the food, and the process of swallowing. This can make an ordinary meal exceptionally interesting and is used in mindfulness-based strategies to manage compulsive eating (Kristeller & Hallett, 1999). What Is Mindfulness? 15 Any mental event may be an object of mindful awareness.

The “symptom” addressed by mindfulness meditation is simply the suffering that is inescapable to all who exist. No state, however pleasant, can be held indefinitely, nor can unpleasant experiences be avoided. However, we are so conditioned to avoid discomfort and seek pleasure that our lives are colored by a sense of “unsatisfactoriness,” of something missing. Such suffering may or may not rise to the level of a formal psychiatric diagnosis. Rather, it arises from deep misunderstanding about the nature of our lives and our minds.

Also, like psychotherapy, the domain of mindfulness meditation includes thoughts, feelings, perception, intentions, and behavior. Given this focus, Buddhist psychology naturally shares with its Western counterpart a basic framework for understanding psychological disorders. Both systems (1) identify symptoms, (2) describe their etiology, (3) suggest a prognosis, and (4) prescribe treatment. This formulation is found in the Four Noble Truths, reported to be the Buddha’s first formal teaching (see also Appendix B).

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