The Therapist's Toolbox is like taking several years of seminars and reading a book or two. It is a time-saving and cost effective manual full of tried-and-tune techniques for enhancing therapeutic intervention with clients, written by a discerning and seasoned practitioner.
Aimed at practice with individual adults and couples, this manual is a collection of nonsense, helpful techniques drawn from Susan E. Carrell's vast experience throughout her career. Each technique is complete and easy to implement in a single session. The author's jargon-free, down-to-earth writing style makes each technique easy to understand and effective to use. Carrell provides treatment objective and diagnostic aids to help the clinician meet requirements for treatment planning, as well extensive examples from her own practice.
Chapter 8: Every Now and Zen: Meditation and Mindfulness for the Beginner
Every Now and Zen: Meditation and Mindfulness for the Beginner
In my work as a college chaplain and a therapist, I have learned the value of meditation both for myself and for my clients. There have been times in my life that discipline prevailed and I meditated on a regular basis. Other times, I did not practice meditation at all. Then, I began using a method that seemed a good balance between the demands of regular meditation and no meditation.
These days, the complexities of life infect us all. No one seems to escape the social, emotional, and economic pressures of our fast-paced culture. Meditation is a bridge that offers an escape from external demands and provides ...