Mindfulness-Informed Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: Inquiring Deeply

Acknowledgments PrologueInquiryInspirationsInquiring Deeply: A Contemplative Relational PsychotherapyOverview of the BookA Thousand Words Are Worth a Picture ...NotesReferencesPreliminary Reflections“Inquiring Deeply” DefinedView of Psychological Healing in Inquiring DeeplyMindful of What?Inquiring Deeply: Mindful, Psychodynamic,Mindfulness-Informed Psychotherapy and Buddhist Practice ComparedMindfulness and Psychotherapy: Are They Distinct?NotesReferencesInquiring DeeplyInquiring Deeply into Psychological ProblemsReflective Practices in Inquiring DeeplyR.A.I.N.: Mindfulness Meditation vs. Mindful PsychotherapyInquiring Deeply: Some Clinical ExamplesThe Place of Narrative in Inquiring DeeplyNotesReferencesQuestions for Clinical Inquiry and Self-ReflectionWhat to Inquire Deeply AboutThe Process of Inquiring DeeplyBasic Questions for Inquiry and Self-ReflectionInquiring into Storyteller MindPersonal Truth and the “Felt Sense”Questions for Clinical InquiryReflections on Clinical InquiryThe Multiple Dimensions of ProblemsProblems as KoansThe Path of ProblemsSummary and ConclusionNotesReferencesPresent Moments, Moments of PresenceMoments of Meeting in PsychotherapyThe Therapeutic Relational FieldTherapeutic Presence in the Relational FieldEmergent Moments in the Relational FieldThe Transcendent Relational FieldInquiring Deeply: Mindfulness in the CountertransferenceNotesReferencesReflections on ConnectionBasic Aspects of ConnectionAttachmentBecoming SeparatePrototypical Presentations of Relationship ProblemsFusions and ConfusionsCore Intimacy FearsRelationships Held in MindInquiring Deeply into Relational ProblemsTwo Different Modes of Listening:Mindful Clinical AttentionClinical Illustrations of Inquiring DeeplyIntimacy with Self: The Capacity to Be AloneInquiring Deeply: Psychotherapy or Meditation Practice?Inquiring Deeply, Relational Suffering, and the DharmaDukkha (Suffering)Anicca (Impermanence)Anatta (Non-Self)Inquiring Deeply vs. Dharma Practice: RepriseSummary and ConclusionCondolence Call: Daowu Won’t Say (Loori, 1998)NotesReferencesReflections on ThinkingWhere Does Experience Come From?Lens of ViewMeditation: It Isn’t What You ThinkNarrative and PapancaPsychodynamics of ThinkingThinking and the Need to KnowInquiry and Mindfulness: To Think or Not to Think Is Not the QuestionNotesReferencesReflections on Subjectivity and the Experience of SelfThe Interpersonal Origins of Self-IdentityThe Narrative Structure of Self and Self-IdentityInquiring More Deeply about Subjectivity and SelfSelf-States and Subjective Positions in the PsycheThe “Problem of Self Understanding the Buddhist ViewMindful Awareness, Self-Reflection, and the Development of SubjectivityInquiring Deeply and Self-Reflection: ConclusionsNotesReferencesMind as ObjectThe Object in Western PhilosophyThe Psychoanalytic ObjectPsychological Functions of Mind as ObjectThe “Mind-Object”Some Clinical Illustrations: Inquiring Deeply and the Mind-ObjectPsychoanalytic Factors: The Grandiose Ego-IdealThe Mind-Object and ObsessionalityHyperarousal and the Mind-ObjectBuddhist Meditation, Obsessionality, and the Mind-ObjectSummary and Conclusion: The Mindful Mind-ObjectNotesReferencesHow We ChangeInquiring Deeply: The Path of ProblemsIdentifying a Problem/Leading Edge or Horizon of ChangeDeconstructing the Experience of ProblemsDeveloping Insight, Clarity, and Deep EmotionalThe Role of Narrative and the ImportanceRelaxation and Unwinding of ExperienceIntention, Commitment, and Action: BlueprintComing into Being: Its Intersubjective DimensionWise Relationship to the Story of SelfTranscendent SubjectivityConclusions: Are Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Different?NotesReferencesGlossary
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