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Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Buddhist Meditation

Authors: Giraldi, Tullio

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  • Provides a critical guide to explore how Buddhist meditation was transformed into mindfulness
  • Examines concerns that there has been loss of the moral and communitarian values of Buddhism, and a psychologicization and medicalization of existential problems
  • Offers an overview of existing research into mindfulness-based therapies and other psychological interventions and an analysis of the assumptions methodological issues underlying them
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This book critically examines the development of mindfulness, tracing its development from Buddhist meditation to its variety of popular applications today, including the treatment of mental disorders, wellbeing and improvement of performance. The book begins with a chapter on the meaning of mindfulness, then moves on to chart the spread of Buddhism into the western world and examine the development of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). The second half of the book considers some of the growing concerns related to mindfulness such as the loss of the moral and communitarian values of Buddhism, and the psychologicization and medicalization of existential problems into a capitalist society.

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Tullio Giraldi teaches neuropsychopharmacology at the University of Trieste, Italy, where he is an Eminent Scholar at the Faculty of Medicine, and is currently Visiting Professor at the King’s College London. UK. He is also an ordained Rinzai Zen lay monk at Zenshin-ij Monastery, Italy, and author of Unhappiness, Sadness and 'Depression' (2017).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 74,89 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Buddhist Meditation
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29003-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29003-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29002-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 238
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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