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Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice

Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice

A Practical Guide for Mindfulness Teachers, Yoga Teachers and Allied Health Professionals

Karen Atkinson. Foreword by Vidyamala Burch

Quick Overview

A guide for practitioners who are seeking to integrate the skills of mindfulness into their work. The author offers information on the process of eliciting information in a therapeutic context (the process of inquiry), as well as practical guidance for those incorporating mindfulness teaching into their professional practice.
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Paperback / softback
2020, 8.98in x 5.98in / 228mm x 152mm, 192pp
ISBN: 9781787751750
2020, PDF
ISBN: 9781787751767
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Practical and informative, this hands-on manual clearly depicts the relationship between mindfulness and compassion, demonstrating how one supports the other. The book offers a fresh perspective on mindfulness that resonates with a human approach and helps practitioners to validate their work by giving a sense of grounding and direction, and providing a safe, appropriate and transformative process in which to conduct inquiry.

Including chapters on the meaning of Compassionate Mindful Inquiry and the Model of Inquiry, Atkinson facilitates transformational change and offers guidance for those incorporating mindfulness teaching into their own professional practice.


'This book is a wonderful and practical guide to the process of mindful inquiry. Karen's experience and wisdom are weaved eloquently through the pages of what is for many a demanding and difficult subject. A must for all those who are teaching or training to teach mindfulness.'
- Gary Heads, Mindfulness Teacher and Author

'This is a book that you read and can 'hear' the author's voice in your head: it reassures and guides. Karen Atkinson manages to convey clarity for practitioners in their journey of helping clients, recounting years of personal experience of Mindful Compassion, and in the teaching of it to others. A welcome addition is the section on neuroscience, which deftly combines laymen's terms with an abundance of useful metaphors throughout. Would heartily recommend to all those who want to further their understanding and practice.'
- Dr Arabella Bowen, Consultant Counselling Psychologist

'This is a clear and practical introduction to an important therapeutic aspect of mindfulness. Chapters 4 and 5 in particular are full of tips and reminders relevant to all of us who teach, whatever our discipline, and the neuroscience chapter is beautifully accessible.'
- Dr. Graham Burns, yoga teacher and teacher trainer


By (author): Karen Atkinson
Foreword by: Vidyamala Burch