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Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology

Author: Willem Kuyken

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN 10: 1462540104
ISBN 13: 978-1462540105

ISBN 10: 1462540112
ISBN 13: 978-1462540112

How does mindfulness promote psychological well-being? What are its core mechanisms? What value do contemplative practices add to approaches that are already effective? From leading meditation teacher Christina Feldman and distinguished psychologist Willem Kuyken, this book provides a uniquely integrative perspective on mindfulness and its applications. The authors explore mindfulness from its roots in Buddhist psychology to its role in contemporary psychological science. In-depth case examples illustrate how and why mindfulness training can help people move from distress and suffering to resilience and flourishing. Readers are guided to consider mindfulness not only conceptually, but also experientially, through their own journey of mindfulness practice.