From the January 2018 issue of Lion’s Roar.
Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy
Accelerating Healing and Transformation
Edited by Joseph Loizzo,
Miles Neale, and Emily J. Wolf
Routledge, 2017; 256 pp., $49.95 (paper)
Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy gives mental health professionals a comprehensive introduction to utilizing mindfulness, compassion, and embodiment techniques in their work. Part one, “Mindfulness and Personal Healing,” includes an essay by integrative neuropsychologist Rick Hansen on neural plasticity. Part two, “Compassion and Social Healing,” includes an essay by neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel on the interpersonal neurobiology of empathic attunement and social mind-brain development. And finally, part three, “Embodiment and Natural Healing,” includes an essay by clinicians Diana Fosha and Mariana Caplan on using yogic breath and movement to heal trauma. Other contributors to this anthology include Tara Brach, Robert Thurman, and Sharon Salzberg.