The Mindful Therapist
The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration
(W.W. Norton 2010)
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., an internationally recognized expert on mindfulness and therapy, brings mindfulness techniques to your psychotherapeutic work with clients. An integrated state of mindful awareness is crucial to achieving mental health. Siegel reveals practical techniques that enable readers to harness their energies to promote healthy minds within themselves and their clients. He charts the nine integrative functions that emerge from the profoundly interconnecting circuits of the brain, including bodily regulation, attunement, emotional balance, response flexibility, fear extinction, insight, empathy, morality, and intuition.
A practical, direct-immersion, high-emotion, low-techno-speak book, The Mindful Therapist engages readers in a personal and professional journey into the ideas and processes of mindful integration that lie at the heart of health and nurturing relationships.
“The Mindful Therapist is an irresistible, inspiring guide to cultivating our healing presence.” —John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, President, APA Society of Clinical Psychology and Professor of Psychology, University of Scranton
“Daniel Siegel's bold vision of integration—mind, brain, and relationships—has the power to heal.” —Christopher K. Germer, PhD, Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School and Faculty, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy Private Practice, Arlington, MA
“This book is a source of deep reflection and learning, and a great gift to new and old therapists alike. Our understanding of the micro-skills of the therapeutic endeavor have been significantly advanced.” —Paul Gilbert, PhD, professor of Clinical Psychology, Derby University, and author of The Compassionate Mind