A Complete Guide to Mindfulness Tools for Clinicians At last, an authoritative book filled with mindfulness tools that deliver an essential set of engaging, practical strategies along with key research and evidence-based information. The awareness boosting methods in this guidebook offer participants a means of reappraising and observing negative and anxious thoughts, habits, pain, and stress in fresh ways that produce new insight, positive change, and a sense of hope. Featuring over 40 easy to use, reproducible handouts and expertly crafted, guided scripts—such as working with the breath, overcoming depression with here and now pleasantness, calming the anxious mind with sense grounding, expanding a client’s strength narrative, the stress pause S-T-O-P technique, and meditations for peace, acceptance, and re-envisioning pain—this book is ideal for clinicians wanting to integrate mindfulness into their work.
50 Practical Mindfulness Tips, Tools, and Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Pain
Author: Don Altman
Category: Acceptance and commitment therapy
At last, an authoritative book filled with mindfulness tools that deliver an essential set of engaging, practical strategies along with key research and evidence-based information. The awareness boosting methods in this guidebook offer participants a means of reappraising and observing negative and anxious thoughts, habits, pain, and stress in fresh ways that produce new insight, positive change, and a sense of hope. Featuring over 40 easy to use, reproducible handouts and expertly crafted, guided scripts — such as working with the breath, overcoming depression with here and now pleasantness, calming the anxious mind with sense grounding, expanding a client’s strength narrative, the stress pause S-T-O-P technique, and meditations for peace, acceptance, and re-envisioning pain — this book is ideal for clinicians wanting to integrate mindfulness into their work.
50 Tips, Tools and Handouts for Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Personality and Mood Disorders
Author: Richard Sears
Publisher: Pesi Publishing & Media
Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been an effective intervention for decades, but few clinicians have discovered the powerful treatment results of combining CBT with Mindfulness. Clinical psychologist and mindfulness expert Dr. Richard Sears has created a practical, engaging skills manual that clearly defines the principles of CBT and then demonstrates steps for integrating mindfulness practices into therapy -- all drawing from the latest research. Straight-forward explanations and dozens of worksheets provide fresh insights and new tools to move therapy forward when treating stress, anxiety, panic, depression, pain, trauma, addictions, and other issues.
Simple psychoeducational strategies to keep clients on track during and in-between sessions. Clients go to therapy wanting to change, but often they have no inherent knowledge of how to change. It’s up to the therapist to build a well-stocked toolkit of life skills and psychoeducational strategies. This book answers the call, delivering an array of basic “solutions”—in the form of handouts, worksheets, exercises, quizzes, mini-lessons, and visualizations—to use with your clients and tailor to fit their needs. No matter your preferred course of therapy—whether it’s CBT, DBT, EMDR, or EFT—having at your disposal a variety of easy-to-learn and easy-to-teach techniques for a host of common therapy issues goes a long way in keeping your clients on track, both during and in between sessions. Each chapter offers loads of skill-building tips and techniques to teach your clients, followed by practical take-aways for in-between sessions and additional recommended resources that they can turn to (websites, books, videos, and social media). Topics covered include: • stress Solutions • anxiety Solutions • depression Solutions • anger Solutions • conflict Solutions • regret Solutions • low Self-Esteem Solutions • life-Imbalance Solutions, and more. This book is one-stop shopping for a variety of simple, practical, educational techniques to help your clients make longstanding life changes.
Global Emergency of Mental Disorders is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read overview of the neurodevelopmental basis of multiple mental disorders and their accompanying consequences, including addiction, suicide and homelessness. Compared to other references that examine the treatment of psychiatric disorders, this book uniquely focuses on their neurodevelopment. It is designed for neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology students, and various other clinical professions. With chapters on anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and others, this volume provides information about incidence, prevalence and mortality rates in addition to developmental origins. With millions worldwide affected, this book will be an invaluable resource. Explores psychiatric disorders from a neurodevelopmental perspective Covers multiple disorders, including anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder Examines the brain mechanisms that underly disorders Addresses the opioid epidemic and suicide Reviews special patient populations by gender and age
Mindfulness Practices for Letting Go of What's Blocking Your Fulfillment and Transformation
Author: Donald Altman
Publisher: New World Library
A Fresh Start to a Healthy Emotional Life Is emotional clutter blocking success in your personal and professional life? You’ve likely heard about the psychological benefits of clearing out the clutter in your surroundings, but how do you handle your emotional clutter — the psychological version of the jam-packed closet or impenetrable garage? Shutting away and trying to hide old pains and traumas creates toxic patterns that can keep you from having the life of your dreams. Integrating mindfulness and cutting-edge neuroscience, international mindfulness expert Donald Altman teaches how to modify entrenched habits and patterns with only a few minutes of attention daily. Altman first helps you realize what your baggage consists of and how to transform or jettison it. He then shows how to avoid the daily danger of accumulating new emotional clutter. No matter how fraught your life or relationships may be, you can cleanse, heal, or accept the old wounds, mistakes, and disappointments. With Altman’s lifestyle tools, you’ll discover how to address your past, better deal with the present, and cultivate the best possible future. Start fresh with Clearing Emotional Clutter.
Improving the Outcomes for Psychotherapeutic Treatments
Author: Annellen M. Simpkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy: Improving the Outcome of Psychotherapeutic Treatment provides the multi-modal strategies and tools therapists need to guide their clients' adaptations of meditation into their lives. Complete with text, audio, and video content, this package introduces a variety of meditation routines and explains how, when, and why each technique should be used to reach specific goals. The availability of audio and video, as well as print, allows the therapist to customize each presentation to the client and the presenting problem. Meditation simultaneously engenders both relaxation and alertness, and regular practice can change brain function to permanently improve internal sensing. The three major meditation methods—focus (Yoga meditations and postures), open-focus (Mindfulness), and no-focus (clearing the mind Zen and Taoist flow)—are best suited to different kinds of problems. Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy explains them all, and details the most practical applications of each. This guide matches the meditation type to a therapeutic goal. Consistent with the positive psychology movement, meditative practice puts people on a positive path and offers distinctive techniques to actualize change. This package's multi-sensory approach makes it adaptable to the needs of therapists and clients, supports their initiation, practice, and mastery of meditation for improved mental health. For clinicians seeking to integrate meditation and therapy, Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy is a complete guide to both theory and practice.
How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children
Author: John S. Dacey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Family & Relationships
A fully-revised and updated new edition of a bestselling book designed to help parents, teachers, and counsellors support young people suffering from anxiety. Offers an array of innovative strategies organized into the authors’ four-step “COPE” program, which has undergone more than 20 years of successful field testing Each strategy is accompanied by a set of activities contextualized with full details of the appropriate age level, materials needed, suggested setting, and a template script Presents a straightforward account of anxiety, the most prevalent clinical diagnosis in young people, written with a careful balance of scientific evidence and benevolence Features a brand new chapter on preschoolers and a companion website that includes instructional MP3 recordings and a wealth of additional resources
Effective Interventions in the Preschool and Kindergarten Years
Author: Melissa L. Holland
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Presenting interventions that are practical, effective, and easy to implement in educational and clinical settings, this book addresses the most frequently encountered emotional and behavioral problems in 3- to 6-year-olds. Strategies for collaborating with parents are emphasized. Practitioners are taken step by step through assessing and treating conduct problems, anxiety and other internalizing problems, and everyday concerns involving toileting, eating, and sleep. User-friendly features include 36 reproducible parent handouts, assessment forms, and other clinical tools; the print book has a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman. New to This Edition *Reflects over a decade of research advances, plus new assessments and interventions. *Updated for DSM-5. *Chapter on intervention within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). *Chapter on referral procedures for complex problems. *Mindfulness techniques for both parents and children. *Cutting-edge ways to use acceptance and commitment therapy principles and motivational interviewing with parents. *23 new or revised reproducible tools.
Planning, Individualizing, and Documenting Client Care
Author: Marilynn E. Doenges, APRN, BC-Retired
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Identify interventions to plan, individualize, and document care. Updated with the latest diagnoses and interventions from NANDA-I 2021-2023, here’s the resource you’ll turn to again and again to select the appropriate diagnosis and to plan, individualize, and document care for more than 800 diseases and disorders.