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Yoga and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

A Clinical Guide


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Demystification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Basant Pradhan
      Pages 3-36
    3. Basant Pradhan
      Pages 37-55
    4. Basant Pradhan
      Pages 57-107
  3. Standardization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Basant Pradhan
      Pages 111-138
    3. Basant Pradhan
      Pages 139-158
  4. Application

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 243-244

About this book


This book attempts to bridge the considerable gaps that exist between spiritual philosophies and evidence-based medicine and between the psychotherapeutic models of the East and the West. Based on the insights of both the ancient wisdom and modern medicine, this book presents Yogic science not just as a set of physical exercises or religious rituals but as theories about the mind that have bio-psycho-social implications in relation to health and illness.

Drawing on his years of monastic training and his extensive experiential, clinical, and research knowledge on the utility of Yoga meditation in standardized and evidence-based medicine protocols, the author describes symptom-specific clinical applications of Yogic/meditative techniques using standardized protocols for the various psychiatric and psychosomatic conditions. In addition, he explains the value of these techniques in reducing stress and improving quality of life in healthy populations. Dr. Pradhan names the proposed integrative model of psychotherapy Yoga and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Y-MBCT). Unlike other models, Y-MBCT uses Yoga in its entirety (all eight limbs, including meditation) rather than piecemeal. The standardized and evidence-based format of Yoga meditation described in this book will help all aspiring Yoga practitioners and will hopefully also provide the impetus for multicenter research studies on the value of this ancient wisdom.


Alternative Medicine Complimentary Medicine MBCT Meditation Mindfulness-Based-Cognitive-Therapy Psychosomatics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryCooper University Hospital and Cooper Medical School of Rowan UniversityCamdenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Yoga and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Book Subtitle A Clinical Guide
  • Authors Basant Pradhan
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-09104-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36362-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-09105-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 244
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Psychology, general
    Complementary & Alternative Medicine
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“This book explores the use of yoga-based mindfulness therapy as an individual or adjunctive therapy for psychiatric conditions. … The audience includes mental healthcare providers and students interested in understanding the integration of yogic practice into modern day psychiatric treatments. It is also an excellent reference for yoga practitioners on the history, philosophy, and practice of this art.” (Michael Easton, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2015)