Contemplative Practices in Action Spirituality, Meditation, and Health

ISBN-10: 0313382565
ISBN-13: 9780313382567
Edition: 2010
Authors: Thomas G. Plante
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 7/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 261
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Chris Segrin, PhD, is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Arizona, where he also holds adjunct appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Family Studies. His research focuses on the role of interpersonal relationships and social skills in psychosocial problems such as depression, loneliness, and anxiety. Current research interests also include family communication and predictors of relational and marital distress. Dr. Segrin's work can be found in such journals as [i]Journal of Abnormal Psychology[/i], [i]Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology[/i], [i]Journal of Social and Personal Relationships[/i], [i]Human Communication Research[/i], and [i]Communication Monographs[/i].Thomas G. Plante, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Santa Clara University. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Consulting Associate Professor in the School of Education at Stanford University. The author or editor of several books and more than 80 journal articles, Dr. Plante is a licensed psychologist, Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, and Fellow of the American Psychological Association. His research interests include faith and health, ethics, and the psychological benefits of exercise. He has a private practice in Menlo Park, California. Allen C. Sherman, PhD, is Clinical Director of Behavioral Medicine and Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Arkansas Cancer Research Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist. Dr. Sherman's research focuses on quality of life and psychosocial adjustment among cancer patients, psychological interventions, and psychosocial predictors of disease outcome.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Contemplative Practices in Action
Integrated Contemplative Practice Systems
Similarity in Diversity? Four Shared Functions of Integrative Contemplative Practice Systems
Managing Stress Mindfully
Translating Spiritual Ideals into Daily Life: The Eight-Point Program of Passage Meditation
Centering Prayer: A Method of Christian Meditation for Our Time
Mantram Repetition: A "Portable Contemplative Practice" for Modern Times
Contemplative Traditions
"The Eternal Is with Me, I Shall Not Fear": Jewish Contemplative Practices and Well-Being
A Comprehensive Contemplative Approach from the Islamic Tradition
The Path of Yoga
Zen and the Transformation of Emotional and Physical Stress into Well-Being
Contemplative Practices in Action: Application
The Impact of Meditation Practices in the Daily Life of Silicon Valley Leaders
"Shaking the Blues Away": Energizing Spiritual Practices for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
A Pilgrimage from Suffering to Solidarity: Walking the Path of Contemplative Practices
Contemplative Practices in Action: Now What?
Index
About the Editor and Contributors

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