You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. By Steven Hick, PhD. Stress and Therapy. Sze and Ivker (1986) found that 68 % of community social workers report being stressed.
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By Steven Hick, PhD
High burnout rate for mental health workers (Coyle et al., 2005) . Mindfulness enables balance and compassion in the midst of turmoil.
to awareness & stillness
and facial expression
May et al, Psychotherapy in Australia, 2007
An audit of 58 therapists examining the relationships between mindfulness, wellbeing, burnout and job satisfaction
Shapiro et al, Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 2007
RCT with n=54 (MBSR verses control).
Post-course declines in perceived stress, negative affect, anxiety and rumination
Increases in positive affect and self-compassion.
Avoiding avoiding the now
Acceptance, curiosityWhat is Mindfulness
“Paying attention in a particular way
in the present moment
JKZ, 1994, p. 4
Missing the moments that comprise life
Daily practice is like tuning your instrument or sewing your parachute.
Learning to watch our thought patterns come and go, we see how our mind works
Cannot be learnt from a book – must experience it for yourself -
This is your Brain
This is your brain on Meditation
Stress Reduction Clinic,1979
P<.005; J Consult Clin Psych (2000)
By Robert J. Wicks
New book covers how to cultivate mindfulness within oneself, mindfulness interventions and mindfulness activism .
Non-JudgingPatienceBeginners MindTrustNon-StrivingAcceptanceLetting GoSetting a Caring Commitment