Grounded in research and accumulated clinical wisdom, this book describes a range of ways to integrate mindfulness and other contemplative practices into clinical work with trauma survivors. The volume showcases treatment approaches that can be tailored to this population's needs, such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and mindful self-compassion (MSC), among others. Featuring vivid case material, the book explores which elements of contemplative traditions support recovery and how to apply them safely. Neurobiological foundations of mindfulness-oriented work are examined. Treatment applications are illustrated for specific trauma populations, such as clients with chronic pain, military veterans, and children and adolescents.
"Provides a wealth of resources. This book shares the broad scope of mindfulness-based interventions for trauma. Follette et al. bring many wise voices into one room for an important learning conversation.aEUROÃ� --Sharon Salzberg, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and author of Real Happiness"Traumatized individuals frequently identify with and internalize what happened to them in ways that are highly negative and stigmatizing. Treatment approaches that interrupt this process have long been needed. Follette et al. have produced a pioneering volume of innovative and integrative techniques that help survivors resolve the effects of the past in order to live self-fulfilling, positive lives in the present and future. A major advance in the trauma treatment literature."--Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP, private practice (retired), Washington, DC; consultant and trainer, trauma psychology and treatment"This comprehensive review of mindfulness-based interventions for trauma holds promise both for improving our understanding of the processes of change and for stimulating innovations in treatment. The book points the way toward a potentially valuable integration of Western psychological thinking and Eastern Buddhist perspectives, while stressing the importance of grounding any integration in carefully crafted theory and empirical research."--Josef I. Ruzek, PhD, Director, Dissemination and Training Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Palo Alto Health Care System"This book is especially useful for clinicians working with trauma survivors who do not respond to standard treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder but who may benefit from mindfulness-based interventions delivered within the context of the therapeutic relationship. The book describes a wide range of treatments consistent with a contemplative approach to therapy and validated in part by neurobiological studies and meta-analyses. Whether through the therapist's philosophical commitment to contemplative insights or the client's learning of specific contemplative skills, mindfulness has the potential to decrease a client's identification with the trauma and to increase metacognition, self-awareness, emotion regulation, and life satisfaction."--Pamela Carlson Alexander, PhD, Senior Researcher, Outcome Referrals, Inc., Massachusetts"A brilliant and clear exposition of how contemplative practices can be applied to the modern treatment of trauma. The editors weave together the rigor of science, the wisdom of reflection, and years of practical clinical application to offer an illuminating work. I highly recommend this book."--Shauna Shapiro, PhD, Department of Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University
Victoria M. Follette, PhD, is Foundation Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her work has focused on treating complex trauma using acceptance and commitment therapy. A Fellow and past president of the Western Psychological Association, Dr. Follette is coeditor of Mindfulness and Acceptance: Expanding the Cognitive-Behavioral Tradition. John Briere, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC), and Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center, National Child Traumatic Stress Network. He is a recipient of the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Scientific Achievement from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from Division 56 of the American Psychological Association. Designated a "Highly Cited Researcher" by the Institute of Scientific Information, Dr. Briere has published widely in the areas of trauma, child abuse, and interpersonal violence, as well as the application of mindfulness to trauma therapy. Deborah Rozelle, PsyD, is a certified therapist and Approved Consultant in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. She trains and consults widely on psychological trauma, trauma therapy, and their relation to contemplative practice. Dr. Rozelle is on the faculties of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science in New York City. She is a long-time practicing Buddhist and has a clinical practice in Lexington, Massachusetts. James W. Hopper, PhD, is Clinical Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His work as a consultant, clinician, and researcher has focused on the effects of child abuse and sexual assault, the nature of traumatic memories, the psychology and biology of trauma, and the brain bases of meditation and other spiritual practices. Dr. Hopper trains and consults with a wide range of organizations and professionals. David I. Rome is a teacher, writer, and editor focusing on applications of contemplative methods in personal and social change. He has directed the development of the Garrison Institute's Transforming Trauma initiative as well as programs applying contemplative methods in K-12 education and environmental change work. Mr. Rome is the developer of mindful focusing, a contemplative technique integrating Focusing and Buddhist mindfulness-awareness practices, and is a senior trainer with the Focusing Institute and Shambhala International.
Introduction, Victoria M. Follette, John Briere, Deborah Rozelle, James W. Hopper, & David I. RomeI. Foundations1. Pain and Suffering: A Synthesis of Buddhist and Western Approaches to Trauma, John Briere2. Healing Traumatic Fear: The Wings of Mindfulness and Love, Tara Brach3. Cultivating Self-Compassion in Trauma Survivors, Christopher K. Germer & Kristin NeffII. Adapting Contemplative Approaches4. Mindfulness and Valued Action: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Approach to Working with Trauma Survivors, Jessica Engle & Victoria M. Follette5. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Trauma Survivors, Devika R. Fiorillo & Alan E. Fruzzetti6. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Depression and Trauma, J. Mark G. Williams & Thorsten Barnhofer7. EMDR and Buddhist Practice: A New Model of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment, Deborah Rozelle & David J. Lewis8. The Internal Family Systems Model in Trauma Treatment: Parallels with Mahayana Buddhist Theory and Practice, Richard C. Schwartz & Flint Sparks9. Teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness to Women with Complex Trauma, Trish Magyari10. Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy: A Contemplative Approach to Healing Trauma, Doralee Grindler Katonah11. Yoga for Complex Trauma, David Emerson & Elizabeth K. HopperIII. Neurobiological/Somatic Issues and Approaches12. Harnessing the Seeking, Satisfaction, and Embodiment Circuitries in Contemplative Approaches to Trauma, James W. Hopper13. An Interpersonal Neurobiology Approach to Developmental Trauma: The Possible Role of Mindful Awareness in Treatment, Daniel J. Siegel & Moriah Gottman14. Embedded Relational Mindfulness: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perspective on the Treatment of Trauma, Pat OgdenIV. Special Applications and Populations15. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Underserved Trauma Populations, Mary Ann Dutton16. Mindfulness in the Treatment of Trauma-Related Chronic Pain, Ronald D. Siegel17. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Loving-Kindness Meditation for Traumatized Veterans, David J. Kearney18. Treating Childhood Trauma with Mindfulness, Randye J. Semple & Laila A. Madni19. Mindfulness and Meditation for Trauma-Related Dissociation, Lynn C. Waelde20. Focusing-Oriented Therapy with an Adolescent Sex Offender, Robert A. Parker21. Intensive Vipassana Meditation Practice for Traumatized Prisoners, Jenny Phillips & James W. Hopper22. Cognitively Based Compassion Training for Adolescents, Brooke Dodson-Lavelle, Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, & Charles L. RaisonConclusion, John Briere, Victoria M. Follette, Deborah Rozelle, James W. Hopper, & David I. RomeIndex