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Mindfulness and Buddhist-Derived Treatment Techniques in Mental Health and Addiction Settings

  • Edo ShoninEmail author
  • William Van Gordon
  • Mark D. Griffiths
Part of the Advances in Mental Health and Addiction book series (AMHA)

Abstract

Until a few decades ago, there was limited public and scientific interest in the West concerning the properties, correlates and applications of mindfulness. However, mindfulness is now arguably one of the fastest growing areas of mental health research. The first part of this chapter summarises some of the key developments in mindfulness research and practice within mental health and addiction settings. The chapter continues by providing a chapter-by-chapter overview of the various themes and subjects explored in the current volume.

Keywords

Mindfulness Buddhism Loving-kindness meditation Compassion meditation Psychopathology Addiction Mental health Emptiness Nonself 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edo Shonin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • William Van Gordon
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mark D. Griffiths
    • 3
  1. 1.Awake to Wisdom, Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness ResearchNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Bodhayati School of BuddhismNottinghamUK
  3. 3.Division of Psychology, Chaucer BuildingNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

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