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Emotions and The Body in Buddhist Contemplative Practice and Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Pathways of Somatic Intelligence

Authors: de Silva, Padmasiri

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  • Breaks new ground on the largely neglected field of somatic intelligence
  • Provides an ideal introduction to emotion studies
  • Makes a sophisticated and original contribution to Buddhist psychology
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About this book

This book represents an outstanding contribution to the field of somatic psychology. It focuses on the relationship between body and emotions, and on the linkages between mindfulness-based emotion studies and neuroscience. The author discusses the awakening of somatic intelligence as a journey through pain and trauma management, the moral dimensions of somatic passions, and the art and practice of embodied mindfulness. Issues such as the emotions and the body in relation to Buddhist contemplative practice, against the background of the most recent findings of current neuroscience, are expanded in the book. A broad review of the Darwinian-Jamesian heritage on emotion studies is a unique contribution to the tradition of the somatogenic strands of emotions, and provides a contrasting focus to the ideogenic emotions in Sigmund Freud. This work provides an invaluable resource for students of psychology and philosophy, psychotherapists and meditation teachers, students, and for anyone with an interest in the field of somatic psychology.

About the authors

Professor Padmasiri de Silva has a PhD in East-West Comparative Philosophy and an Advanced Diploma in Counselling. He is Adjunct Research Associate at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. His publications include Buddhist and Freudian Psychology, The Environmental Philosophy of Buddhism and An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling.

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“The book focuses on understanding meditation and mindfulness as a form of somatic intelligence … . Graduate and professional students in clinical fields will find it helpful in synthesizing traditional mindfulness philosophy with contemporary empirical research to inform a holistic care approach. As well, medical and mental health practitioners will find it a helpful text for offering new insight and strategies for integrating mindfulness practices into primary, mental health, and specialized care.” (Kimberlee Bethany Bonura, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 62 (48), December, 2017)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55929-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55928-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85781-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emotions and The Body in Buddhist Contemplative Practice and Mindfulness-Based Therapy
Book Subtitle
Pathways of Somatic Intelligence
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55929-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55929-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55928-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85781-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 144
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