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After Mindfulness

New Perspectives on Psychology and Meditation

  • Manu Bazzano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mindfulness in Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Caroline Brazier
      Pages 23-36
    3. Stephen Batchelor
      Pages 37-48
    4. David Brazier
      Pages 49-60
    5. Manu Bazzano
      Pages 61-78
  3. Beyond Personal Liberation: Mindfulness, Society, and Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Meg Barker
      Pages 81-100
    3. Alex Gooch
      Pages 101-111
    4. Rebecca Greenslade
      Pages 112-123
    5. Jeff Harrison
      Pages 124-135
    6. Manu Bazzano
      Pages 163-167
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 169-175

About this book


This collection of essays by leading exponents of contemporary Buddhism and psychotherapy brings together appreciation and critical evaluation of Mindfulness, a phenomenon that has swept the mental health field over the last two decades. The sheer diversity and depth of expertise assembled here illuminate the current presentation of Mindfulness.


mindfulness meditation psychology psychotherapy Buddhism evaluation philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Manu Bazzano
    • 1
  1. 1.University of RoehamptonUK

About the editors

Meg Barker, Open University, UK Stephen Batchelor, Buddhist Author and Teacher, France Caroline Brazier, Tariki Trust, UK David Brazier, Buddhist Author, Psychotherapist and Teacher, Spain Alex Gooch, Teacher, Writer and Meditation Practitioner, UK Rebecca Greenslade, Psychotherapist, UK Jeff Harrison, New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, UK John Peacock, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, UK Monica Lanyado, British Association of Psychotherapists, UK Dheeresh Turnbull, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist, UK

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"Bazzano has done much to further a deeper understanding of mindfulness for therapy, in part by refusing to allow it to languish in a psychotherapeutic ghetto or rest complacently in a cloister... Though it remains unclear what mindfulness will become, some intriguing indications of its future can be found in this necessary and timely book." - Self & Society

"Draws a distinction between 'problem-solving' and 'spiritual' mindfulness." - The Church Times

"As a genuine attempt to explore an antidote to 'the literalism of McMindfulness as a quick fix for the anxieties of late-capitalist society', this collection is almost ahead of its time: a new wave of conversations that ironically hark back to pure origins concerned with our wholehearted presence, could now be seen as controversial in our 'mindful' fix it quick culture. The collection deftly draws upon ideas from Buddhism, Philosophy, Psychology, Culture and Psychotherapy and Bazzano demonstrates his adeptness to select, collate and create a rich and harmonious choir of contemporary voices for our consumption." - Julie Webb, The Natural Health Centre, UK

"This book is a tour-de-force that explores the meeting of mindfulness and psychology/psychotherapy. Its editor, Manu Bazzano, and the other authors are united in their insistence that mindfulness is not just an add-on to psychotherapeutic work; rather, it is a way of being that is central to the psychotherapeutic process." - Therapy Today