Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy offers mental health professionals of all disciplines and orientations the most comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the state of the art and science in integrating mindfulness, compassion, and embodiment techniques. It brings together clinicians and thinkers of unprecedented caliber, featuring some of the most eminent pioneers in a rapidly growing field. The array of contributors represents the full spectrum of disciplines whose converging advances are driving today's promising confluence of psychotherapy with contemplative science. This historic volume expands the dialogue and integration among neuroscience, contemplative psychology, and psychotherapy to include the first full treatment of second- and third-generation contemplative therapies, based on advanced meditation techniques of compassion training and role-modeled embodiment. Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy offers the most profound and synoptic overview to date of one of the most intriguing and promising fields in psychotherapy today.
Part 1: Mindfulness and Personal Healing 1. Buddhist Origins of Mindfulness Meditation Miles Neale 2. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Practicing Presence and Resilience Sharon Salzberg 3. Positive Neuroplasticity: The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Rick Hanson 4. Meditative Psychoanalysis Jeffrey Rubin 5. Mindfulness Practice as Advanced Training for the Clinician Paul Fulton Part Two: Compassion and Social Healing 6. The Social Psychology of Compassion and Altruism Koncha Pinos-Pey 7. The Supreme Medicine of Exchanging Self-Enclosure for Altruism Robert Thurman 8. Interpersonal Connection, Compassion, and Well-Being: The Science and Art of Healing Relationships Daniel J. Siegel 9. Compassion in Psychotherapy Christine Braehler and Christopher Germer 10. The RAIN of Self-Compassion: A Simple Practice for Clients and Clinicians Tara Brach Part Three: Embodiment and Natural Healing 11. Tantra, Imagery, and Integral Dynamic Therapy Emily J. Wolf 12. Imagery and Trauma: The Psyche's Push for Healing Pilar Jennings 13. Embodied Practice, the Smart Vagus, and Mind-Brain-Body Integration Joseph Loizzo 14. How to Be a Transformational Therapist: AEDP Harnesses Innate Healing Affects to Re-wire Experience and Accelerate Transformation Diana Fosha 15. Tantric Yoga, Depth Psychology, and the Feminine Perspective: Towards an Integrated Approach to Working with the Psyche Mariana Caplan