Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy offers mental health professionals of all disciplines and orientations the most comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the art of integrating contemplative psychology, ethics, and practices, including mindfulness, compassion, and embodiment techniques. It brings together clinicians, scholars, and thought leaders of unprecedented caliber, featuring some of the most eminent pioneers in the rapidly growing field of contemplative psychotherapy.

The new edition offers an expanded array of effective contemplative interventions, contemplative psychotherapies, and contemplative approaches to clinical practice. New chapters discuss how contemplative work can effect positive psychosocial change at the personal, interpersonal, and collective levels to address racial, gender, and other forms of systemic oppression. The new edition also explores the cross-cultural nuances in the integration of Buddhist psychology and healing practices by Western researchers and clinicians and includes the voices of leading Tibetan doctors.

Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy offers a profound and synoptic overview of one of psychotherapy’s most intriguing and promising fields.

part One|124 pages

Mindfulness and Personal Healing

chapter 1|10 pages

Contemplative Practices for Assessing and Eliminating Racism in Psychotherapy

Towards Dynamic Inclusive Excellence
ByKamilah Majied

chapter 2|21 pages

Buddhist Origins of Mindfulness Meditation

ByMiles Neale

chapter 3|14 pages

The Buddha, MLK, and the Ethics of Healing Community

ByJan Willis

chapter 4|16 pages

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Practicing Presence and Resilience
BySharon Salzberg

chapter 5|16 pages

Positive Neuroplasticity

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness
ByRick Hanson

chapter 6|17 pages

Mindfulness Practice as Advanced Training for the Clinician

ByPaul R. Fulton

chapter 7|14 pages

Meditation, Wisdom, and Compassion in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

BySeiso Paul Cooper

chapter 8|14 pages

Toward an LGBTQ+ Affirmative Approach to Contemplative Psychotherapy

ByMoustafa Abdelrahman

part Two|124 pages

Compassion and Social Healing

chapter 10|13 pages

Compassion Practice, Social Justice, and Collective Liberation

ByLama Rod Owens

chapter 11|19 pages

The Supreme Medicine of Exchanging Self-Enclosure for Altruism

ByRobert Thurman

chapter 12|16 pages

Interpersonal Connection, Compassion, and Well-Being

The Science and Art of Healing Relationships
ByDaniel J. Siegel

chapter 13|18 pages

Compassion in Psychotherapy

ByChristine Braehler, Christopher Germer

chapter 14|11 pages

The RAIN of Self-Compassion

A Simple Practice for Clients and Clinicians
ByTara Brach

chapter 15|23 pages

Compassion-Based Resilience Training (CBRT)

A Contemplative Therapeutic Intervention for Self-Regulation and Cultivating Loving Intimate Relationships
ByFiona Brandon

part Three|172 pages

Embodiment and Natural Healing

chapter 16|20 pages

Tantra, Imagery, and Integral Dynamic Therapy

ByEmily J. Wolf

chapter 17|18 pages

Skill, Stamina (Noticing Avoidance), and Embodied Connectedness

Realizing Our Vows to Be of Service
BySheryl Petty

chapter 18|37 pages

The Essence of Tantric Medicine

Embodied Healing in the Yuthog Nyingthig Tradition
ByNida Chenagtsang

chapter 19|13 pages

Imagery and Trauma

The Psyche's Push for Healing
ByPilar Jennings

chapter 21|18 pages

How to Be a Transformational Therapist

AEDP Harnesses Innate Healing Affects to Rewire Experience and Accelerate Transformation
ByDiana Fosha

chapter 22|42 pages

From Trauma to Transformation

Accelerating Resilience, Recovery, and Integration Through Embodied Transformational Therapy
ByJoseph Loizzo