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The Art of Mindfulness in Counseling 2013 Ariya Consulting Services Use of these materials other than personal must have prior permission of the author.
The Art of Mindfulness in Counseling Why mindfulness? Therapeutic presence Bringing one’s whole self to the moment Working alliance Evidence-based practice: relationship and attributes of the counselor Campbell and Christopher, Teaching Mindfulness to Create Effective Counselors
Objectives Explore relevance of mindfulness in the counseling relationship Consider integration and applications of mindfulness techniques and practices Benefit for clients and practitioners Supervision and training needed to incorporate mindfulness into counseling practice
Why Mindfulness Those trained in use of Mindfulness-Based Stress- Reduction (MBSR) with clients and patients: Decreased anxiety and depression Increased empathy Decrease in impact of stress, negative affect, rumination Increased positive affect and self-compassion Shapiro, Brown & Biegel, 2007
Attunement Emphasis on body sensation Breath Acknowledgement of emotions Labeling thoughts
Mindfulness Defined A state of being aware, with acceptance of thoughts, emotions, and sensations as they arise.
Compassion/ Empathy Compassion - sympathetic feeling towards another without attempting to know their feelings or even understanding the intensity of their sufferings Empathy – trying to imagine another’s problem coupled with strong feeling for that person, understand his problem and share the feelings Read more: between-empathy-and-compassion/#ixzz23IlMS1Wd between-empathy-and-compassion/#ixzz23IlMS1Wd
Self-Compassion Warm and understanding toward ourselves Common factor of being “human”, “inter- being” Observing thoughts and feelings without suppression or denial Non-reactive
Self-Compassion and Well-being Recognize strong inner critic Errors are part of being human Shame and belief of basic flaw Productivity and sense of well-being strengthened by compassion
Metta Practice For ourselves For dear ones For those in larger world For those born and ready to be born For all sentient being
Mindfulness in Helping Professions Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Full Catastrophe Living Jon Kabat-Zin: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression; Segal, Williams, Teasdale
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Therapists-in-Training study Mindfulness can Increase therapeutic responsiveness, empathy and attentiveness Decrease reactivity and defensiveness Positive impact on outcomes Grepmair, et. al. 2007
Formal and Informal Mindfulness Practice Formal: Structured meditation, sitting in meditation for 20 minutes daily or several times a week Sustained, disciplined introspection Informal Bringing mindfulness to ordinary daily activities Self-regulation of senses through observation