Dissociation, Mindfulness, and Creative Meditations explores the potential of mindfulness and explains why this level of developmental human achievement is so precarious within traumatic stress, especially traumatic dissociation. Chapters discuss the connection and disconnection between mindfulness and dissociative disorders and highlight the importance of gently creating a mindfulness practice for traumatized individuals. Readers will learn how to exercise the part of the brain that is responsible for mindfulness and how to regulate the part that is responsible for dissociation, and they'll come away from the book with tips that will help even the most dissociative client to reap the benefits of mindfulness practices.
Christine C. Forner, MSW, RSW, has more than 17 years of clinical experience working with individuals with trauma, PTSD, traumatic dissociation, and developmental trauma. Christine works in private practice at Associated Counselling in Calgary Alberta, Canada. She has presented locally and internationally on issues of traumatic dissociation and mindfulness and dissociation and is the current treasurer for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
List of Figures Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Mindfulness 2. The Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Mindfulness 3. Conceptual Understanding of Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders 4.Foundational Understanding of Dissociative Disorders 5. Childhood Trauma Constructed and Deconstructed: How Mindfulness is Prevented from Developing 6. An Academic Perspective of Dissociation 7. Trauma, Dissociation, and Mindfulness: Trauma-Informed Practices 8. Meditation and Psychotherapeutic Meditation 9. Dissociation, Mindfulness, and Creative Meditations: Trauma-Informed Practices That Facilitate Growth 10. Medial Prefrontal Cortex Processing and Creative Meditations Index