• The Mindful Therapist

  • A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 25-10-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.3 (24 ratings)

Summary

Research suggests that the presence of the therapist, and how the therapist truly forges a connection with the client in therapy, are the most crucial factors affecting the client’s healing process. An engaged, committed, caring therapist who is mindful of his or her own self - and how that self relates to the client - is the key determinant of how well that client will respond to therapy. The Mindful Therapist is a deep exploration of what it means to be mindful and how to cultivate mindfulness in the therapeutic relationship. Building on Siegel’s influential work, The Mindful Brain, this book is written in a unique, relational style in which the author speaks directly to the reader as a fellow professional - an informal yet in-depth conceptual discussion about the mind, brain, and human relations.
Because creating positive outcomes in psychotherapy hinges on the presence of the clinician as a person, here Siegel explores the underlying science beneath this assertion and offers experiential strategies to cultivate mindful presence in the therapist’s own life. Exercises offered throughout the book promote the development of “mindsight” - our ability to sense and shape the flow of energy and information within and between each of us. Mindsight promotes integration, a mindful presence, and the nurturing of empathic relationships - all of which are key to effective therapy.
The Mindful Therapist helps clinicians, both new and experienced in the healing arts, to dive deeply into how the mind interacts with the brain, and how disorder and rigidity can be transformed into integration and harmony.
©2011 Daniel J. Siegel (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Barbara Smart on 21-04-16

This book is an amazing tool

I think this is one of the most forthcoming books I have ever had the pleasure of reading not sure about all the acronyms but they do come useful . I believe that mindful practice and mindfulness in all workplaces and mindfulness when teaching children or when you are with clients is a must even if you do not believe in Buddhism or any such things . mindfulness skills is a great way of being able to breve stress and keeping yourself aware of the current situation D j . Siegel is a phenomenal man who seems to have a way of explaining things about his manner

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4 out of 5 stars
By Nicola on 01-12-17

An interesting read.

An admirable and well put together holistic theory of consciousness, identity, mental processes and relationships, and how this firm of mindfulness practice might help personal integration and social functioning. Could be plainer English in places.

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3 out of 5 stars
By chantelle on 03-08-13

remove the meditation pauses.

What did you like best about The Mindful Therapist? What did you like least?

the subject is great, the information is great the audiobook overall was fine....but

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have a version for those who are actively driving or working out...meaning remove the pauses!! One is not neditating usually while listening to an audiobook. I think the 5 and 10 minute log meditative pauses have no place in an audiobook. its consuming to have to constantly fast forward through and not to mention the extra space the file takes up with the pauses.

Was The Mindful Therapist worth the listening time?

not entirely..see above

Any additional comments?

perhaps you can provide another version of audiobooks when there are long or many pauses involved. I would have appreciated the non meditative pause version

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22 of 25 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Jesse Grass on 14-11-17

Ehhhh, dissapointed, smart guy but not great

I was excited but dissapointed. It's repetitive and too much jargon that does not enhance meaning

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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