Featuring embedded exercises and guided meditations-as well as an appendix with audio guided meditations and a resource list-Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Psychiatric Practice provides clinicians with readily accessible tools to use in sessions with patients. With chapters that focus on the benefits of mindfulness for both the clinician and the patient, this guide discusses practical aspects and offers solutions for overcoming common obstacles, including restlessness and boredom, sleepiness, and sensory craving. Key takeaways summarize each chapter's content, making it easy for busy clinicians to quickly reference the information they need to most effectively treat patients, including children and adolescents; patients battling substance addiction; and patients suffering from such disorders as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. With additional sections on mindful eating, mindfulness and technology, and the growing field of positive psychiatry, Becoming Mindful introduces readers to the full scope of benefits that mindfulness has to offer.
As professionals in medicine and other clinical fields, the knowledge and practical suggestions included here, grounded in science and articulated with stunning clarity and everyday utility, will be hugely beneficial to the well-being of both the reader and any patient fortunate enough to have that individual caring for them. Reading this work is a win-win experience. Bravo! Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, Founding Co-Director, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, Executive Director, Mindsight Institute
Erin Zerbo, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. Alan Schlechter, M.D., is Director of the Bellevue Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine in New York, New York. Seema Desai, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine in New York, New York. Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and Chief of Service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.
ContributorsForewordPrefaceChapter 1. What Is Mindfulness?Chapter 2. Plasticity and IntegrationChapter 3. The Practice of MindfulnessChapter 4. Practice What You PreachChapter 5. Mindfulness in PracticeChapter 6. Mindfulness as an Intervention in the Treatment of PsychopathologyChapter 7. Finding Wellness Through Mindfulness and MeditationChapter 8. Promoting Mindfulness in Children and AdolescentsChapter 9. Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Substance Use Disorder TreatmentChapter 10. Mindful EatingChapter 11. Mindfulness and TechnologyAppendix A: AUDIO GUIDED MEDITATIONSAppendix B: MINDFULNESS RESOURCESIndex