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Mindful Therapy: A Guide for Therapists and Helping Professionals [Kindle Edition]

Thomas Bien
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Welcome and much-needed addition to the literature for psychotherapists, therapists-in-training, and occupational therapists and other types of teachers. Mindful Therapy offers to them ways to bring the teachings of Buddhism into a psychotherapeutic practice - and a thorough explanation of the benefits of doing so. The book will be of value to therapists of every variety, in the way that Medicine and Compassion, while molded for caregivers in general, was applauded by medical journals.

Author Tom Bien offers an energizing an expansive perspective. Grounded in his understanding of Buddhist teachings, his book suggests a model of integration of particular value to beginning therapists or those still in training, offering ways in which the therapist can mindfully care for themselves amid the challenges of their practice. Tools useful to clients, as well, are discussed.

Bien sees therapists as practicing in the ancient traditions of various healers of spirit, whose greatest skill and gift to others is, above all, the mindful presence.

Mindful Therapy is comprised of a useful, highly-readable balance of theoretical groundwork, personal experience, case studies, and practice exercises.

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About the Author

Tom Bien is an author and licensed clinical psychologist. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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  • File Size: 534 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications (March 17, 2011)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004URP9PK
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good as an intro to the subject May 27, 2009
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This book revolves around a therapists explanation of mindfulness and its place in psychotherapy. I liked this book because it is a good introduction with case examples to the subject. he explains how the therapist can be more mindful which in turn benefits the client. i found this book to be helpful in my work as i was more present and 'mindful' of clients. its a good book as it is clear, well written, simple and useful.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This text provided clear guidance and inspiration for changing my daily experience of therapy with my patients--to our mutual benefit. For those unfamiliar with the basics of buddhist thought, the book may be more of a challenge to integrate with a therapist's specific approach.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars useful guide April 17, 2008
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Thomas Bien provides an accessible, useful guide to using mindfulness in therapy that will be helpful for novice, as well as seasoned, clinicians. It provides a particularly excellent foundation for new therapists - I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most useful clinical book I've read April 1, 2012
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I'm a private-practice psychotherapist and have done much reading on mental health. I've returned to "Mindful Therapy" many times over the years; it is honestly the most useful clinical book I've read. There are now a slew of psych-related mindfulness books on the market, but this one stands out in for its simplicity, beauty and utility. Thank you, Thomas Bien, for writing a book that is helpful and inspirational.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a true gem July 30, 2010
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Trust me, this is a great book. I've been in the mental health field for 40 years..Have a Ph.D. in psychology... read this excellent book and incorporate some of the ideas and practices. I've read alot (100's) of books on mindfulness, therapy, psychology, spitituality, buddhism, Zen meditation,etc. This book will get you to think, to feel and to evolve, hopefully...
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5.0 out of 5 stars USP damaged it, but supplier great April 30, 2014
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The book is useful. The price was fair. The USP damaged it during shipping and were not helpful. The supplier was willing to replace if I sent it back, but I was too lazy and just kept it. It is still readable. I gave it five stars because there was nothing the supplier did wrong it was the USP service that would not step up.
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Thomas Bien is a practicing psychologist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers College summa cum laude, a master's of theology degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico. He teaches professional and non-professional audiences alike, topics including Mindful Living, Mindful Therapy, Life-Changing Insights of the Buddha, and others. His work is in the vanguard of the integration of psychology, mindfulness, and spirituality. Dr. Bien presents internationally. He is currently at work on his sixth book.

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