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Author Garland, Eric L.
Title Mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement for addiction, stress, and pain / Eric L. Garland.
Published Washington, DC : NASW Press, National Association of Social Workers, [2013]
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 Floor4  RC489.M55 G37 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description vii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-196) and index.
Contents Part I: Conceptual Foundations. Introduction ; An Integrated Biopsychosocial Model of Automaticity, Allostasis, and Addiction and a Rationale for MORE. -- Part II: Treatment Manual. Conducting MORE ; Mindfulness and the Automatic Habit of Addiction--Session 1 ; Mindful Reappraisal--Session 2 ; Shifting the Mind to Refocus on Savoring--Session 3 ; Seeing through the Nature of Craving--Session 4 ; Overcoming Craving by Coping with Stress--Session 5 ; Walking the Middle Way between Attachment and Aversion--Session 6 ; Mindfulness of the Impermanent Body--Session 7 ; Defusing Relationship Triggers for Relapse--Session 8 ; Interdependence and Meaning in Recovery--Session 9 ; Looking Mindfully toward the Future--Session 10. -- Part III: Evaluation of the Model. Research on MORE.
Summary "Human existence can be beset by a variety of negative mental states such that life seems devoid of meaning, but it can also be liberated--a meaningful life reclaimed and savored through cultivation of a higher kind of mind. This quality, mindfulness, refers to both a set of contemplative practices and certain distinct psychological states and traits, and it can be cultivated through intentional effort and training. In Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement for Addiction, Stress, and Pain, Eric L. Garland presents an innovative program of intervention that can be put into practice by therapists working with people struggling with addiction and the conditions that underlie it. Unlike other substance abuse treatment modalities, which focus largely on relapse prevention, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) concentrates on helping people to recover a sense of meaning and fulfillment in everyday life, embracing its pleasures and pain without avoiding challenges by turning to substance use. Along with chapters on the bipsychosocial model underlying MORE and the current state of research on mindfulness, this book includes a complete treatment manual laying out for clinicians, step by step, how to run MORE groups--including adaptations to address chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse-- and enhance the holistic recovery process for people striving to overcome addiction. With addiction a widespread and growing problem in our society, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement could not be more timely or needed. It integrates the latest research on addiction, cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness into a practice that has garnered empirical support and holds the promise of release and fulfillment for those who suffer from addiction."--Publisher's website.
Subject Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
Substance abuse -- Relapse -- Prevention.
Stress management.
Pain -- Treatment.
Related Names National Association of Social Workers.
ISBN 9780871014450
OCLC number 824119555