USEFUL OUTCOMES OF THE INTEGRATION OF MINDFULNESS AND PSYCHOANALYTIC TREATMENTS
 
 
1.    Enhanced access to the unconscious of self and client and an expanded capacity to remain in those ill-defined spaces
 
2.    Enhanced awareness of mind/body connections
 
3.    Training in precise perception of emotional experience
 
4.    Enhanced capacities to enter into and work within transitional spaces and relationships
 
5.    Additional guidance in treating self-disorders
 
6.    Assistance in consolidating change
 
7. A new psychological lens to add to our theories of the mind
 

 

Brief Bibliography

Brach, Tara. (2003) Radical Acceptance. New York: Bantam.

Epstein, Mark.  (1995) Thoughts Without a Thinker. New York: Basic Books.

Germer, Christopher and Ronald Siegel eds.  (2012) Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy. New York: Guilford.

Germer, Christopher,  Siegel, and Fulton eds.  (2013) Second Edition   Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. New York: Guilford.

Ginot, Efrat.  (2015) The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious. New York: Norton.

Goldstein, Joseph (2013)  Mindfulness. Boulder, Colorado: Sounds True.

Hoffer, Axel, ed.(2015)   Freud and the Buddha.  London: Karnac.

Jennings, Pilar. (2010) Mixing Minds: the power of relationship in psychoanalysis and Buddhism. Somerville, MA: Wisdom.  

Safran, Jeremy D. ed. (2013)  Psychoanalysis and Buddhism :an unfolding dialogue. Somerville, Mass: Wisdom.

Salzberg, Sharon. (1995) Lovingkindness.  Boston: Shambala  

Smith, Rodney. (2014) Awakening.   Boston: Shambala

Stewart, Jason M.  ed.  (2014) Mindfulness, Acceptance and the Psychodynamic Evolution. Oakland:Harbinger.

Williams, Mark. et al.  (2007)  The Mindful Way through Depression. New York:  Guilford.

For further discussion and brief clinical examples illustrating how I think about and use mindfulness in treatment, see my chapter, "The Development of the Ordinary Self: A Psychoanalyst's  Professional and Personal Encounter with Mindfulness," in  Mindfulness,Acceptance and the Psychodynamic Evolution, edited by Jason M. Stewart, Context Press, Oakland, California 2014.

 On September 26, 2015, I will talk to two groups at the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute presenting my developing work integrating mindfulness in clinical practice, especially its utility for the analyst amidst complex transferences.

In the Spring of 2016, I will teach an 8 week seminar on "Mindfulness and Psychoanalytic Treatments" in the curriculum of PECC - the Psychoanalytic Educational Center of the Carolinas,(ncanalysis.com) located in Chapel Hill, NC.