Is mindfulness value free? Tiptoeing through the mindfield of mindfulness

Lynn, Robyn, Mensinga, Jo, Tinning, Beth, and Lundman, Kelly (2016) Is mindfulness value free? Tiptoeing through the mindfield of mindfulness. In: Pyles, Loretta, and Adam, Gwendolyn J., (eds.) Holistic Engagement: transformative social work education in the 21st century. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 215-233.

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[Extract] Mindfulness is increasingly being integrated into human service workers' professional practice on the basis that, as an approach, it is part of all spiritual traditions and can be practiced in a secular context without the values of those traditions (Hick, 2009). Over time, mindfulness has evolved from its traditional roots in Buddhism and been integrated as a secularized practice into modern therapeutic and social change interventions (Bishop et al., 2004; Didonna, 2009; Hick, 2009; Kabat-Zinn, 2003; Langer, 1989; Segal, Williams, & Teasdale, 2002). This professional secularization has been supported by scientific research on the benefits of mindfulness-based therapeutic interventions for improving attention and emotional regulation processes and contributing to self-care in clients (Shapiro & Applegate, 2000; Shapiro & Carlson, 2009; Siegel, 2010). Many of these interventions also require the practitioner to be authentic, skillful, and accomplished in the mediation or mindfulness practices that they use in their intervention process.

Item ID: 41190
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-19-939272-8
Keywords: mindfulness, ethics, social work education
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 06:34
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440999 Social work not elsewhere classified @ 50%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440903 Social program evaluation @ 30%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440901 Clinical social work practice @ 20%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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