Becoming Mindful Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Psychiatric Practice

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Author: Erin Zerbo, M.D., Alan Schlechter, M.D., Seema Desai, M.D., Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN 10: 1615370757
ISBN 13: 9781615370757
eISBN: 9781615371112
Edition: 1st
According to a 2012 National Institutes of Health survey, 18 million adults in the United States -- 8% of the adult population -- practice some type of meditation. What are the possible applications of meditation -- and mindfulness in particular -- in psychotherapy and psychiatry? Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Psychiatric Practice tackles this issue in a down-to-earth manner designed for immediate applicability. Whereas most other books on the topic focus on the benefits of mindfulness either for the clinician or for the patient, Becoming Mindful offers chapters on both, providing advice on how clinicians can establish a personal mindfulness practice and encourage their patients to do the same, both during sessions and at home. For clinician and patient alike, the handbook discusses the practical aspects of mindfulness, from the most effective postures to specific practices, and offers solutions for overcoming common obstacles, including restlessness and boredom, sleepiness, and sensory craving.
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