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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: The Precursor to Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Brings Eastern Mindfulness Techniques to Western Medicine

Ronald Siegel

In the late 1970s, before mindfulness exercises caught on in psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation was making inroads into the medical community. This was largely through the efforts of Jon Kabat-Zinn, who had adapted ancient Buddhist and yogic practices to create Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

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When Depressed Clients Blame Themselves

Elisha Goldstein on Treating Depression with Self-Compassion

Rich Simon

While the source of physical wounds can usually be easily identified, the cause of emotional wounds are often hidden and hard to recognize, leading many depressed clients to assume they’re responsible for their own pain and therefore their suffering isn’t legitimate.

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What Type of Depression is It?

Margaret Wehrenberg on Working with Low-Energy Depressed Clients

Rich Simon

The techniques you might employ to help a quiet avoider client dealing with depression won't work with a panicky depressive client, so identifying the type of depression you're working with is imperative.

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Practicing Meditation Against All Odds

Zindel Segal on the Three-Minute Breathing Space

Rich Simon

When thinking about the mindfulness practice of meditation, we usually imagine the ideal situation: a quiet place, ample time to ruminate (anywhere from 40 minutes to several days), and no distractions to disturb the meditation process. Unfortunately, this ideal is rarely a realistic option for most people.

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Are Antidepressants the Answer?

Michael Yapko on the Safety and Effectiveness of Antidepressants

Rich Simon

The role of antidepressants in treating depressed clients continues to be a hot debate topic among psychotherapists.

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Does Your Depressed Client Even Want to Change?

David Burns on Using Paradoxical Agenda Setting

Rich Simon

When a client seeks therapeutic help for depression, often the immediate response is to help them find what needs to change in their life to alleviate their depression. But what if the client isn't actively seeking change?

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Learning What a Depressed Client Needs

Elisha Goldstein on Individually Treating Cases of Depression

Rich Simon

Depression is one of the most popular conditions that therapists treat, making it easy to fall into the habit of giving stock answers and advice to clients who come in seeking help for their depression.

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