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Advances in Mental Health and Addiction

Mindfulness and Buddhist-Derived Approaches in Mental Health and Addiction

Editors: Shonin, Edo, Gordon, William Van, Griffiths, Mark (Eds.)

  • ​ ​Balances theory, research, and practice
  • Includes Buddhist-derived approaches,such as loving-kindness meditation
  • Addresses both chemical and behavioral addictions 
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About this book

This book provides a timely synthesis and discussion of recent developments in mindfulness research and practice within mental health and addiction domains. The book also discusses other Buddhist-derived interventions – such as loving-kindness meditation and compassion meditation – that are gaining momentum in clinical settings. It will be an essential text for researchers and mental health practitioners wishing to keep up-to-date with developments in mindfulness clinical research, as well as any professionals wishing to equip themselves with the necessary theoretical and practical tools to effectively utilize mindfulness in mental health and addiction settings.

About the authors

Edo Shonin is a research psychologist at Nottingham Trent University and has been a Buddhist monk for almost 30 years. He is Research Director of the Awake to Wisdom Centre for Meditation, Mindfulness, and Psychological Wellbeing and Spiritual Director of the Mahayana Bodhayati School of Buddhism. He sits on the International Advisory Board for Springer's journal Mindfulness and is an editorial board member of Springer's International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. He has widely regarded as a world leading authority in mindfulness research and practice. Ven William Van Gordon is a research psychologist based at Nottingham Trent University and has been a Buddhist Monk for approximately 10 years. He is co-founder of both the Awake to Wisdom Centre for Meditation, Mindfulness, and Psychological Wellbeing and the Mahayana Bodhayati School of Buddhism. He was recently Guest Editor for a special issue on mindfulness in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, and is editing a Springer (NY) book on the Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness. Dr. Mark Griffiths is a Chartered Psychologist and Professor of Gambling Studies at the Nottingham Trent University, and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit. He has spent over 25 years in the field and is internationally known for his work into behavioral addictions. More recently, he has been researching the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness. He has published over 450 refereed research papers, three books, 120+ book chapters and over 1000 other articles.

Reviews

“The intended audience for this book consists of mental health professionals and researchers, including psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric social workers, psychotherapists, counselors, meditation masters, and so on. … The book provides a useful resource of applications of mindfulness-related approaches to a variety of settings. … this is an important book for the field of mental health as it presents an alternate paradigm of mindfulness that has potential for numerous applications and possible benefits for the patient population.” (Manoj Sharma, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61 (15), April, 2016)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Mindfulness and Buddhist-Derived Treatment Techniques in Mental Health and Addiction Settings

    Shonin, Edo (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Compassion, Cognition and the Illusion of Self: Buddhist Notes Towards More Skilful Engagement with Diagnostic Classification Systems in Psychiatry

    Kelly, Brendan D.

    Pages 9-28

  • Being Is Relational: Considerations for Using Mindfulness in Clinician-Patient Settings

    McCown, Donald

    Pages 29-60

  • What Is Required to Teach Mindfulness Effectively in MBSR and MBCT?

    Piet, Jacob (et al.)

    Pages 61-83

  • Experimental Approaches to Loving-Kindness Meditation and Mindfulness That Bridge the Gap Between Clinicians and Researchers

    May, Christopher J. (et al.)

    Pages 85-93

Buy this book

eBook £56.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-22255-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £171.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22254-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £72.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36277-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mindfulness and Buddhist-Derived Approaches in Mental Health and Addiction
Editors
  • Edo Shonin
  • William Van Gordon
  • Mark Griffiths
Series Title
Advances in Mental Health and Addiction
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22255-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22255-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22254-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36277-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 420
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
Topics