Review: “Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy”

We review “Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy” edited by Joseph Loizzo, Miles Neale, and Emily J. Wolf.

Andrea Miller2 January 2018

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.

Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller is the deputy editor of Lion’s Roar magazine. She’s the author of Awakening My Heart: Essays, Articles, and Interviews on the Buddhist Life, as well as the picture book The Day the Buddha Woke Up.