• Title: Mindful Therapy: A Guide for Therapists and Helping Professionals
  • Author: Thomas Bien
  • ISBN: 9780861712922
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mindful Therapy A Guide for Therapists and Helping Professionals Welcome and much needed addition to the literature for psychotherapists therapists in training and occupational therapists and other types of teachers Mindful Therapy offers to them ways to bring th
    Welcome and much needed addition to the literature for psychotherapists, therapists in training, and occupational therapists and other types of teachers Mindful Therapy offers to them ways to bring the teachings of Buddhism into a psychotherapeutic practice and a thorough explanation of the benefits of doing so The book will be of value to therapists of every variety,Welcome and much needed addition to the literature for psychotherapists, therapists in training, and occupational therapists and other types of teachers Mindful Therapy offers to them ways to bring the teachings of Buddhism into a psychotherapeutic practice and a thorough explanation of the benefits of doing so The book will be of value to therapists of every variety, in the way that Medicine and Compassion, while molded for caregivers in general, was applauded by medical journals.Author Tom Bien offers an energizing an expansive perspective Grounded in his understanding of Buddhist teachings, his book suggests a model of integration of particular value to beginning therapists or those still in training, offering ways in which the therapist can mindfully care for themselves amid the challenges of their practice Tools useful to clients, as well, are discussed.Bien sees therapists as practicing in the ancient traditions of various healers of spirit, whose greatest skill and gift to others is, above all, the mindful presence.Mindful Therapy is comprised of a useful, highly readable balance of theoretical groundwork, personal experience, case studies, and practice exercises.

    One Reply to “Mindful Therapy: A Guide for Therapists and Helping Professionals”

    1. This book describes the way in which Bien approaches therapy from a mindful standpoint. As has been the case with most of the books of this type, there was little to no research behind it, but at least the author took the time to create references for the research that he did draw from. In addition, Bien's approach sounds so reasonable and the philosophy behind it is so appealing that I mostly overlooked the research gaps. Bien also includes practices in nearly every chapter that inspired me to [...]

    2. I found this to be a wonderful overview of what mindful therapy can/does look like. A basic work which might leave advanced mindfulness practitioners and therapists wanting more. Even so, this is a sound and respectable introduction to mindful therapy. I was especially enriched by the reminder to presence and deep listening which can indeed humanize our work as psychotherapists.

    3. If you are a therapist and feeling like you just can't face another hour of feeling adrift - read this book. Reading this reinvigorated me and has me appoaching my work with new eyes. Thank you Mr. Bien.

    4. This book was written very well and came up with some very good ideas of how to be there for the client. This is one I'll look for to own.

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