Mindfulness-based approaches are among the most innovative and interesting new approaches to mental health treatment. They are a "hot topic." Interest in them is widespread, with presentations and workshops drawing large audiences all over the US and many other countries. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the best-researched mindfulness-based treatments. It emphasizes detailed clinical illustration providing a close-up view of how these treatments are conducted, the skills required of therapists, and how they work. The book also has a solid foundation in theory and research and shows clearly how these treatments can be understood using accepted psychological principles and concepts. The evidence base for these treatments is concisely reviewed.
- Covers anxiety, depression, eating, psychosis, personality disorders, stress, pain, relationships, and more
- Discusses a wide range of populations (children, adolescents, older adults, couples) and settings (outpatient, inpatient, medical, mental health, workplace)
- Clinically rich, illustrative case study in every chapter
- International perspectives represented by authors from the US, Canada, UK, and Sweden
Edited by Ruth A. Baer, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA