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Techniques and approaches for health care professionals to try with their patients and clients

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Resources: health care professional

This section contains resources to assist health care professionals' understanding of mindfulness, and how to use it in their daily clinical practice to help their patients.

We also strongly urge health care professionals to have a look at the Resources for general public, which contains useful and practical resources that you can teach your patients.

Note: for course participants, please feel free to bring any resources from here that you would like to discuss further with Dr. Walsh.

Teaching your clients Urge Surfing

It is very difficult for clients to understand urge surfing unless they have an experience of it.
Even though the idea of watching cravings coming and going makes sense, it is a skill that
can only be learnt through practice. Just as it is easier to coach someone how to kick a
football, when they are actually kicking a football is also easier to coach someone as to how
to surf urges when they are actually having urges.

The Practical Application of Mindfulness in Individual Cognitive Therapy

The purpose of this paper is to present a practical framework for the introduction of mindfulness to individual cognitive therapy, which will be exemplified by real case examples. Initially it will integrate information drawn from the literature with the author’s clinical experience to present general principles that apply to the application of mindfulness to individual cognitive therapy. It will then attempt to demonstrate how mindfulness can be tailored to the needs of specific clients in individual therapy. 

Making Pain Less Bothersome: A Mindfulness Case Study

One in five Australians suffers from chronic pain, which devastates one's daily activities, relationships and mental health. In a glimpse into his decade long practice of using mindfulness to help with chronic pain, Dr. Walsh explains how this can be achieved through a real-life case study.

This is a referral template for practitioners (such as GPs or specialist) to refer a patient or participant to Dr. Walsh's mindfulness training courses. The item number to use is 342 and this is not a mental health plan, which is not required.

 

The courses are evidence based and have a practical focus to help participants to go beyond relaxation to build stronger mental resilience. It is suitable for the general public and those affected by conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety and depression, addictions and other mental health concerns. Learn more of each level here

Why Mindfulness Instructors Need Their Own Regular Practice?

Mindfulness is an experiential skill, like swimming, playing a musical instrument, playing chess or rock climbing... As an instructor, you are the coach who requires some mastery of that skill.

Effective brief interventions in general practice (GP) are like gold. So it may be a pleasant surprise to discover that there are number of effective mindfulness based brief interventions. Here are two to get you started.

Mindfulness – A Bridge Between Paradigms – Destination Wise Mind

In this article I would like to share two of the main ways Mindfulness and Buddhist psychology has affected my professional practice. The first is the ability that Buddhist psychology has given me to jump from one psychological paradigm to another i.e. from psychoanalytical to Jungian to cognitive-behavioural to family therapies etc. Secondly, Buddhist psychology has given me a method to remain truly present with my clients. This in fact has put me in the happy position where the larger part of my day to day work has become a conscious part of my mindfulness practice.

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Useful links for health care professionals including local and international educational materials.

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