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The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness Into Psychology and the Helping Professions
Drawing from Buddhist teachings and psychological theory, this book explores why mindful awareness is integral to the therapeutic healing process and shows clinicians how to connect with this deeper awareness. It integrates the art and science of mindfulness to engender greater well-being in both clinicians and their patients.
Hardcover, 194 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by American Psychological Association (APA)
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The book explains the art of mindfulness, but not the science. Instead it asserts how certain studies show beneficial outcomes or that they may be useful—-which is not the same thing. That this passes for science has long been a fatal flaw of many a thesis. Also, in that vein, the book will be loved by many therapists because it asserts quite early that all therapies have been shown to work. The Dodo Bird Verdict from Alice in Wonderland is used to emphasise the point (“everybody has won, so all ...more
Its very good. I like Ms. Shapiro. I was able to spend a few minutes with her at a convention last year, and she is very engaging and sweet. I wish the book was more affordable, because I really want to add it to my collection, but can't pay those prices. It's well written, informative, and helpful as a psychotherapist.
Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor at Santa Clara University, a clinical psychologist, an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness, and a mother. With twenty years of meditation experience studying in Thailand and Nepal, as well as in the West, Shapiro brings an embodied sense of mindfulness to her scientific work. She has published over one hundred journal articles and chapters, and coau ...moreMore about Shauna L. Shapiro...