Mindful Birthing

Author: Nancy Bardacke
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062205978
Size: 11.64 MB
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With Mindful Birthing, Nancy Bardacke, nurse-midwife and mindfulness teacher, lays out her innovative program for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body medicine, Bardacke offers practices that will help you find calm and ease during this life-changing time, providing lifelong skills for healthy living and wise parenting. SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF MINDFUL BIRTHING: Increases confidence and decreases fear of childbirth Taps into deep inner resources for working with pain Improves couple communication, connection, and cooperation Provides stress-reducing skills for greater joy and wellbeing

Handbook Of Mindfulness Based Programmes

Author: Itai Ivtzan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351967150
Size: 51.27 MB
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Handbook of Mindfulness-Based Programmes: Mindfulness Interventions from Education to Health and Therapy offers the first comprehensive guide to all prominent, evidence-based mindfulness programmes available in the West. The rapid growth of mindfulness in the Western world has given rise to an unprecedented wave of creative mindfulness programmes, offering tailor-made mindfulness practices for school teachers, students, parents, nurses, yoga teachers, athletes, pregnant women, therapists, care-takers, coaches, organisational leaders and lawyers. This book offers an in-depth engagement with these different programmes, emphasising not only the theory and research but also the practice. Exercises and activities are provided to enable the reader to first understand the programme and then experience its unique approach and benefits. Handbook of Mindfulness-Based Programmes will enrich your knowledge and experience of mindfulness practice, whether you are a practitioner, researcher or simply interested in the application of mindfulness.

Supporting Women For Labour And Birth

Author: Nicky Leap
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317390989
Size: 64.49 MB
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Fear of childbirth, the increasing use of epidurals and soaring caesarean section rates are the focus of much apprehension, debate, and controversy in contemporary maternity care. Across the world, support in labour has been shown to reduce obstetric interventions and improve outcomes for women and babies, yet women often report feeling unhappy with the support they receive. This textbook provides a clear and practical guide to supporting women in labour, looking at a range of techniques and approaches that promote a safe and positive experience of birth for women and their families. Written by two highly experienced midwifery authors, this text draws on up-to-date research, identifying how evidence can be applied to everyday practice. It includes narratives from women and practitioners, including midwives, doulas, childbirth educators and students. These are used to illustrate a range of situations where the quality of support is central to the quality of the experience and outcome. Supporting Women for Labour and Birth encourages readers to reflect on their experiences and examine the evidence provided by both research and the experiences of women and practitioners in order to explore how this could be incorporated into their practice. The only book to deal directly with the practical and emotional issues associated with labour support, it is an ideal text for student midwives and an important reference for practising midwives, doulas and other childbirth practitioners.

Mindfulness Based Treatment Approaches

Author: Ruth A. Baer
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123914523
Size: 23.96 MB
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The second edition of Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches discusses the conceptual foundation, implementation, and evidence base for the four best-researched mindfulness treatments: mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Eastern spiritual traditions have long maintained that mindfulness meditation can improve well-being. More recently, mindfulness-based treatment approaches have been successfully utilized to treat anxiety, depressive relapse, eating disorders, psychosis, and borderline personality disorder. All chapters in this new edition are written by researchers with extensive clinical experience. Each chapter includes the conceptual rationale for using a mindfulness-based treatment and a review of the relevant evidence base. A detailed case study illustrates how the intervention is implemented in "real life," exploring the clinical and practical issues that may arise and how they can be managed. This book will be of use to clinicians and researchers interested in understanding and implementing mindfulness based treatments. Covers anxiety, depression, eating, psychosis, personality disorders, stress, pain, relationships, and more Discusses a wide range of populations (children, adolescents, older adults, couples) and settings (outpatient, inpatient, medical, mental health, workplace) Clinically rich, illustrative case study in every chapter International perspectives represented by authors from the US, Canada, UK, and Sweden

The Centeringpregnancy Model

Author: Sharon Schindler Rising, CNM, MSN, FACNM
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082613243X
Size: 70.94 MB
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Describes a highly effective alternative health care paradigm Two distinguished leaders in (nurse-)midwifery provide a comprehensive examination of an effective, well-known model of perinatal care associated with improved health outcomes and reduced costs. This book describes basic tenets of the Centering Healthcare Model, which brings cohorts of people with similar health care needs together in a circle group setting for care. It encourages meaningful dialog between the patient, other patients, clinicians, the family, and the community. The chapters discuss the clinical practice landscape leading to the model’s development, its use in clinical practice, and its widespread and continuing growth as an effective alternative to traditional care. Interspersed with comments and stories of support from Centering alumni, both group members and health care professionals, this book provides information on how to implement the group model in practice and maintain the three foundations of the model: health care, interactive learning, and community building. Chapters describe the power of the group process, through facilitative leadership, to encourage behavior change and personal empowerment. Data documents increased satisfaction with care and better health outcomes. Key Features: Describes the theoretical underpinnings and foundations of the Centering Model Demonstrates ways that the Centering Model achieves improved health care outcomes and reduced costs Discusses the impact of evidence-based research on providers, administrators, and policy-makers Focuses on implementation science relating to stages of system redesign and supportive mentoring Includes personal stories from patients, providers, and staff Demonstrates the validity and applicability of the model to a variety of healthcare fields and practices.

Mindful Parenting

Author: Susan Bögels
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146147406X
Size: 73.92 MB
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Despite its inherent joys, the challenges of parenting can produce considerable stress. These challenges multiply—and the quality of parenting suffers—when a parent or child has mental health issues, or when parents are in conflict. Even under optimal circumstances, the constant changes as children develop can tax parents' inner resources, often undoing the best intentions and parenting courses. Mindful Parenting: A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners offers an evidence-based, eight week structured mindfulness training program for parents with lasting benefits for parents and their children. Designed for use in mental health contexts, its methods are effective whether parents or children have behavioral or emotional issues. The program's eight sessions focus on mindfulness-oriented skills for parents, such as responding to (as opposed to reacting to) parenting stress, handling conflict with children or partners, fostering empathy, and setting limits. The book dovetails with other clinical mindfulness approaches, and is written clearly and accessibly so that professionals can learn the material easily and impart it to clients. Featured in the text: Detailed theoretical, clinical, and empirical foundations of the program. The complete Mindful Parenting manual with guidelines for eight sessions and a follow-up. Handouts and assignments for each session. Findings from clinical trials of the Mindful Parenting program. Perspectives from parents who have finished the course. Its clinical focus and empirical support make Mindful Parenting an invaluable tool for practitioners and clinicians in child, school, and family psychology, psychotherapy/counseling, psychiatry, social work, and developmental psychology.

Bringing Home The Dharma

Author: Jack Kornfield
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 083482762X
Size: 66.85 MB
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If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack Kornfield, one of America's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Topics include: • How to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity • Conscious parenting • Spirituality and sexuality • The way of forgiveness • Committing ourselves to healing the suffering in the world Bringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature—our wise and understanding heart—amid the ups and downs of our ordinary daily lives.

Quest Of Zen

Author: Sam Nak P.J. Concepcion
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453563694
Size: 69.41 MB
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Religion/Psychology/Philosophy/New Age Quest of Zen Awakening the Wisdom Heart Quest of Zen calls us to the fearless heros journey that will set the mind free from the dark clouds of delusion. Quest of Zen presents a glimpse of the Zen training for monks and lay persons as well as offers practical guidelines on mind cultivation. The book introduces the Buddhist worldview and retells also the Buddhas and the Zen masterss awakening accounts that provide a sense of direction to the fearless hero in realizing the bliss of the enlightenment and rousing the wisdom heart. All rejoice! The fearless hero reveals the bliss of the enlightenment - - the ultimate emptiness. He conveys the perfect wisdom heart that unveils its sublime excellence. Like the waters of the Ganges that flow constantly toward the ocean, the perfect wisdom heart enters quietly into the meandering stream of the one suchness of all living beings. Through self giving, the perfect wisdom heart spurs them into a rebirth and a newness of life within the mystical sanctuary of the Buddhas. The perfect wisdom heart flows on with unlimited loving kindness, unlimited compassion, unlimited joy and unlimited peace.