Drawing on the ancient tradition of contemplation, Reflective Integration Therapy (TM) shows how mantra meditation and reflective therapy can be used with clients with high functioning autism.
The Reflective Integration Therapy (TM) programme uses the cognitive differences in those with autism, such as their innate capacity for silence, withdrawal, intense focus and repetition as sources of therapeutic healing. This manual introduces this fresh, unique therapeutic approach, creating an essential resource for all practitioners working in the field of autism. All the material for twelve weekly sessions of therapy is included within the book.
Rachael Lee Harris is a psychotherapist in private practice specialising in high-functioning autism and Asperger's based in Brisbane, Australia.
Acknowledgements; Disclaimer; Foreword by Tony Attwood; Introduction; 1. A Brief Philosophy; 2. The Centrality of the Therapeutic Relationship; 3. Programme Outline; 4. RIT (TM) Session 1 - The Practice of Mantra Meditation; 5. RIT (TM) Session 2 - Beginning the Journey; 6. RIT (TM) Session 3 - The Mystery of Self; 7. RIT (TM) Session 4 - The Healing of Memories; 8. RIT (TM) Session 5 - Autism and the Ego; 9. RIT (TM) Session 6 - Building Emotional Resilience; 10. RIT (TM) Session 7 - Autistic Awareness; 11. RIT (TM) Session 8 - Self-Esteem; 12. RIT (TM) Session 9 - Removing the Mask; 13. RIT (TM) Session 10 - The True Self; 14. RIT (TM) Session 11 - Self and Service; 15. RIT (TM) Session 12 - Debriefing and Continuing Care; 16. Case Studies; Tables and Figures; References; Further Reading and Resources; Glossary; Index