Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer: Gently Turning Towards

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer: Gently Turning Towards

By: Trish Bartley (author), John Teasdale (foreword_author)Hardback

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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer presents an eight-week course for MBCT which has been tried and tested over ten years of clinical use, and is targeted specifically for people with cancer. * There is growing evidence of mindfulness as a successful and cost-effective intervention for reducing the negative psychological impact of cancer and treatment * Draws upon the author s experience of working with people with cancer, and her own recent experience of using mindfulness with cancer diagnosis and treatment * Stories from cancer patients illustrate the learning and key themes of the course * Includes new short practices and group processes developed by the author

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Trish Bartley has taught MBCT to people with cancer in a regional oncology unit in Wales since 2000. She is an Honorary Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Bangor University. She was one of the founding teachers at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University, where she co-leads programmes for health professionals, and students on the Masters programme, to train as mindfulness-based teachers. She delivers mindfulness-based training retreats internationally.


Contributors ix Foreword xi Preface xiii Acknowledgements xix Introduction 1 Personal Story Trish 4 Part One Mindfulness and The Cancer Journey 11 1. Mindfulness and Cancer 13 2. Cancer The Psychological Implications 23 Stirling Moorey and Ursula Bates 3. Cancer The Medical Implications 33 Nicholas S. A. Stuart 4. The First Circle Cancer and the Circle of Suffering 43 Personal Story Beryl 48 Part Two The Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer Programme 53 5. Starting Out 55 Personal Story Sally 67 6. The Eight Week Course 72 Week One 73 Week Two 91 Week Three 111 Week Four 130 Week Five 150 Week Six 170 All Day 186 Week Seven 194 Week Eight 215 The Follow Up Class 230 7. The Second Circle: Mindful Awareness and the Circle of Practice 243 Personal Story Derek 250 8. The Practices 254 The Core Practices 255 The Short Practices 269 Personal Story Bridget 284 9. Mindfulness In Palliative Care 289 Ursula Bates 10. After The Eight Week Course 303 11. The Third Circle Being and the Circle of Presence 310 Part Three The Practitioner Teacher 319 12. Introducing The Teacher 321 13. Embodying The Practice 328 14. Facilitating The Learning 340 15. The Three Circle Model: A Formulation of MBCT for Cancer (MBCT-Ca) 354 Trish Bartley and Ursula Bates Personal Story Geraint 364 Epilogue 370 Resources and Links 376 Bibliography 378 Sources and Permissions 388 Index 390

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781119954057
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 420
  • ID: 9781119954057
  • weight: 802
  • ISBN10: 1119954053

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