Mindfulness and Schema Therapy presents an eight-session + two follow up sessions protocol for schema mindfulness for therapists and their patients. * Represents the first book to integrate the theory of schema therapy with the techniques of mindfulness * Enhances schema therapy with techniques drawn from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) - a unique integration of two of the most popular treatment approaches in clinical psychology today. * Merges two of the hottest topics in contemporary clinical psychology and psychotherapy * Offers a practical guide for training and practice, with detailed coverage of theory followed by dedicated sections for therapists and patients * Features a variety of exercises enabling readers to immediately implement the protocol * Written by authors with expertise and experience in both schema therapy and mindfulness * Includes a Foreword by Mark Williams, renowned for his contribution to the development of MBCT
Michiel van Vreeswijk is a clinical psychologist, cognitive behavioral therapist, certified supervisor in schema therapy, and co-director at G-kracht mental health care institute. Jenny Broersen is a mental health care psychologist and psychotherapist, and a supervisor in CBT and schema therapy. She teaches post-doctoral courses in schema therapy and CBT. Ger Schurink is a mental health care psychologist, psychotherapist, cognitive behavioral therapist and certified supervisor in CBT. He runs a private practice in the Netherlands and is a trainer in MBCT.
About the Authors vii Foreword ix Acknowledgments xii Part I Theoretical Background 1 1 Introduction 3 2 Schema Therapy 6 3 Mindfulness 14 Part II Training Manual 45 4 Framework 47 5 (Contra) indications 50 6 Training 53 Session 1 Schemas, Modes, and Mindfulness Training 62 Session 2 Mindfulness of Your Environment 64 Session 3 Mindful Breathing 66 Session 4 Mindfulness of Schema Coping 66 Session 5 Allowing and Accepting What Is 68 Session 6 Schemas: Fact or Fiction? 68 Session 7 Caring for Yourself through the Healthy Adult and the Happy Child 69 Session 8 The Future 70 Follow-up Sessions 71 Follow-up Session 1 72 Follow-up Session 2 73 7 Pitfalls 74 8 Conclusion 83 Appendix II-A: Test Result Example 85 Appendix II-B: Mindfulness and Schema Therapy Handout 87 Appendix II-C: Schema and Modes Worksheet 98 Part III Participant Workbook 99 9 Participant Workbook 101 Session 1 Schemas, Modes, and Mindfulness Training 102 Session 2 Mindfulness of Your Environment 114 Session 3 Mindful Breathing 120 Session 4 Mindfulness of Schema Coping 126 Session 5 Allowing and Accepting What Is 135 Session 6 Schemas: Fact or Fiction? 143 Session 7 Caring For Yourself Through the Healthy Adult and the Happy Child 150 Session 8 The Future 161 Follow-up Session 1 169 Follow-up Session 2 174 Appendix III-A: Homework Sheet Everyday Mindfulness 181 Appendix III-B: Homework Sheet Five-Facet M Questionnaire 183 Appendix III-C: Homework Sheet Cultivating Schema Mindfulness 186 Appendix III-D: Homework Sheet Writing a Summary 188 Appendix III-E: Schema Coping Questionnaire 190 Part IV List of Audio Files 193 Bibliography 195 Index 204