Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy


  • Author: Christopher Germer
  • Release Date : 2014-09-23
  • Genre: Psychology
  • File Size: 2533843 Bytes


Bringing together leading scholars, scientists, and clinicians, this compelling volume explores how therapists can cultivate wisdom and compassion in themselves and their clients. Chapters describe how combining insights from ancient contemplative practices and modern research can enhance the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, suicidal behavior, couple conflict, and parenting stress. Seamlessly edited, the book features numerous practical exercises and rich clinical examples. It examines whether wisdom and compassion can be measured objectively, what they look like in the therapy relationship, their role in therapeutic change, and how to integrate them into treatment planning and goal setting. The book includes a foreword by H...

Dakini's Warm Breath


  • Author: Judith Simmer-Brown
  • Release Date : 2001-05-29
  • Genre: Buddhism
  • File Size: 4272713 Bytes


The primary emblem of the feminine in Tibetan Buddhism is the dakini, or "sky-dancer," a semi-wrathful spirit-woman who manifests in visions, dreams, and meditation experiences. Western scholars and interpreters of the dakini, influenced by Jungian psychology and feminist goddess theology, have shaped a contemporary critique of Tibetan Buddhism in which the dakini is seen as a psychological "shadow," a feminine savior, or an objectified product of patriarchal fantasy. According to Judith Simmer-Brown—who writes from the point of view of an experienced practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism—such interpretations are inadequate. In the spiritual journey of the meditator, Simmer-Brown demonstrates, the dakini symbolizes levels of personal realization: th...

Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy

Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy


  • Author : Christopher K. Germer
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462518869


Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy Book Description :

Bringing together leading scholars, scientists, and clinicians, this compelling volume explores how therapists can cultivate wisdom and compassion in themselves and their clients. Chapters describe how combining insights from ancient contemplative practices and modern research can enhance the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, suicidal behavior, couple conflict, and parenting stress. Seamlessly edited, the book features numerous practical exercises and rich clinical examples. It examines whether wisdom and compassion can be measured objectively, what they look like in the therapy relationship, their role in therapeutic change, and how to integrate them into treatment planning and goal setting. The book includes a foreword by H...

Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy

Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy


  • Author : Christopher K. Germer
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462503766


Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy Book Description :

Bringing together leading scholars, scientists, and clinicians, this compelling volume explores how therapists can cultivate wisdom and compassion in themselves and their clients. Chapters describe how combining insights from ancient contemplative practices and modern research can enhance the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, suicidal behavior, couple conflict, and parenting stress. Seamlessly edited, the book features numerous practical exercises and rich clinical examples. It examines whether wisdom and compassion can be measured objectively, what they look like in the therapy relationship, their role in therapeutic change, and how to integrate them into treatment planning and goal setting. The book includes a foreword by H...

Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy

Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy


  • Author : Christopher Germer
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-23
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462503858


Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy Book Description :

Bringing together leading scholars, scientists, and clinicians, this compelling volume explores how therapists can cultivate wisdom and compassion in themselves and their clients. Chapters describe how combining insights from ancient contemplative practices and modern research can enhance the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, suicidal behavior, couple conflict, and parenting stress. Seamlessly edited, the book features numerous practical exercises and rich clinical examples. It examines whether wisdom and compassion can be measured objectively, what they look like in the therapy relationship, their role in therapeutic change, and how to integrate them into treatment planning and goal setting. The book includes a foreword by H...

Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion

Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion


  • Author : Robert Firestone
  • Publisher : Amer Psychological Assn
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 159147020X


Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion Book Description :

Clinical psychologists identify and describe the defensive process that constrains people from making positive changes in their lives. They summarize the insights they gained while developing a more decent and respectful way of living as a response to the destructiveness of society....

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy  Second Edition

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Second Edition


  • Author : Christopher Germer
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-08-03
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462528370


Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Second Edition Book Description :

This practical book has given tens of thousands of clinicians and students a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its clinical applications. The book describes the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and reviews the growing body of treatment studies and neuroscientific research. Leading practitioners and researchers present clear-cut procedures for implementing mindfulness techniques and teaching them to patients experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and other problems. Also addressed are ways that mindfulness practices can increase acceptance and empathy in the therapeutic relationship. User-friendly features include illustrative case examples and practice exercises. New to This Edition *Incorporates significant empirical a...

Teaching the Mindful Self Compassion Program

Teaching the Mindful Self Compassion Program


  • Author : Christopher Germer
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-06-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462539024


Teaching the Mindful Self Compassion Program Book Description :

This is the authoritative guide to conducting the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, which provides powerful tools for coping with life challenges and enhancing emotional well-being. MSC codevelopers Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff review relevant theory and research and describe the program's unique pedagogy. Readers are taken step by step through facilitating each of the eight sessions and the accompanying full-day retreat. Detailed vignettes illustrate not only how to teach the course's didactic and experiential content, but also how to engage with participants, manage group processes, and overcome common obstacles. The final section of the book describes how to integrate self-compassion into psychotherapy. Purchasers get access to a compa...

The Mindful Path to Self Compassion
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The Mindful Path to Self Compassion


  • Author : Christopher Germer
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-28
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1606233866


The Mindful Path to Self Compassion Book Description :

“Buck up.” “Stop feeling sorry for yourself.” “Don’t ruin everything.” When you are anxious, sad, angry, or lonely, do you hear this self-critical voice? What would happen if, instead of fighting difficult emotions, we accepted them? Over his decades of experience as a therapist and mindfulness meditation practitioner, Dr. Christopher Germer has learned a paradoxical lesson: We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in--and responding compassionately to our own imperfections, without judgment or self-blame--are essential steps on the path to healing. This wise and eloquent book illuminates the power of self-compassion and offers creative, scientifically grounded strategies for putting it into action. Free audio downloads of the meditati...

Self Compassion in Psychotherapy  Mindfulness Based Practices for Healing and Transformation

Self Compassion in Psychotherapy Mindfulness Based Practices for Healing and Transformation


  • Author : Tim Desmond
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-11-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393711011


Self Compassion in Psychotherapy Mindfulness Based Practices for Healing and Transformation Book Description :

Applying the art and science of self-compassion to day-to-day therapy work. This lucidly written guide integrates traditional Buddhist teachings and mindfulness with cutting-edge science from several distinct fields—including neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, psychotherapy outcome research, and positive psychology—to explain how clinicians can help clients develop a more loving, kind, and forgiving attitude through self-compassion. The practice of self-compassion supports effective therapy in two vital ways: (1) It helps clients become a source of compassion for themselves; and (2) it helps therapists be happier and generate more compassion for their clients. Researchers now understand that self-compassion is a skill that can be strengthened ...

Sitting Together

Sitting Together


  • Author : Susan M. Pollak
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-07-29
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462527731


Sitting Together Book Description :

This practical guide helps therapists from virtually any specialty or theoretical orientation choose and adapt mindfulness practices most likely to be effective with particular patients, while avoiding those that are contraindicated. The authors provide a wide range of meditations that build the core skills of focused attention, mindfulness, and compassionate acceptance. Vivid clinical examples show how to weave the practices into therapy, tailor them to each patient's needs, and overcome obstacles. Therapists also learn how developing their own mindfulness practice can enhance therapeutic relationships and personal well-being. The Appendix offers recommendations for working with specific clinical problems. Free audio downloads (narrated by the autho...

The Mindful Self Compassion Workbook

The Mindful Self Compassion Workbook


  • Author : Kristin Neff
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-08-15
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462526789


The Mindful Self Compassion Workbook Book Description :

Self-compassion is a powerful inner resource. More than a thousand research studies show the benefits of being a supportive friend to yourself, especially in times of need. This science-based workbook offers a step-by-step approach to breaking free of harsh self-judgments and impossible standards in order to cultivate emotional well-being. In a convenient large-size format, this is the first self-help resource based on the authors' groundbreaking 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program, which has helped tens of thousands of people around the globe. Every chapter includes guided meditations (with audio downloads); informal practices to do anytime, anywhere; exercises; vivid examples of people using the techniques to address different types of challenge...