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Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 30 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the board of directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.

Dr. Siegel teaches internationally about mindfulness and psychotherapy and mind–body treatment, has worked for many years in community mental health with inner-city children and families, and maintains a private practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He is the coauthor of
Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain, and coeditor of acclaimed books for professionals, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice.

Dr. Siegel lives with his wife in Lincoln. He regularly uses the practices in this book to work with his own busy, unruly mind.
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Other Books and Videos by Dr. Siegel
Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain
Ronald D. Siegel, Michael H. Urdang, and Douglas R. Johnson
Broadway Books, 2002

For five million Americans at any given time, chronic back pain is a nightmarish disability that interferes with every aspect of their lives. While it has usually been attributed to damaged disks or other structures of the spine, new evidence points to a cycle of psychological stress, muscle tension, and fear-based avoidance of activity as the true cause for the vast majority of sufferers.

Back Sense presents a step-by-step self-treatment program for chronic back pain which integrates recent advances in medical and psychological research with mindfulness practice. The program draws upon cognitive, psychodynamic, and behavioral techniques along with mindfulness-based exercises to help patients interrupt the cycles that maintain the condition.

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Mindfulness and Psychotherapy (2nd Edition)
Christopher K. Germer, Ronald D. Siegel, and Paul R. Fulton, Editors.
Guilford Press, 2013
This practical book has given tens of thousands of clinicians and students a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its clinical applications. The book describes the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and reviews the growing body of treatment studies and neuroscientific research. Leading practitioners in the field present clear-cut procedures for implementing mindfulness techniques and teaching them to patients experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and other problems. Also addressed are ways that mindfulness practices can increase acceptance and empathy in the therapeutic relationship. User-friendly features include illustrative case examples and practice exercises.


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Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice
Christopher K. Germer and Ronald D. Siegel, Editors.
Guilford Press, 2012
Bringing together leading scholars, scientists, and clinicians, this compelling volume explores how therapists can cultivate wisdom and compassion in themselves and their clients. Chapters describe how combining insights from ancient contemplative practices and modern research can enhance the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, suicidal behavior, couple conflict, and parenting stress. Seamlessly edited, the book features numerous practical exercises and rich clinical examples. It examines whether wisdom and compassion can be measured objectively, what they look like in the therapy relationship, their role in therapeutic change, and how to integrate them into treatment planning and goal setting. The book includes a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Mindfulness for Anxiety
Ronald D. Siegel
American Psychological Association Videos, 2012

In Mindfulness for Anxiety, Dr. Siegel works with a young man who presents with stress-related chronic neck pain. First he helps the client to see that the mind plays a critical role in his presenting problem. Next, using the therapeutic understanding that resistance to mental and physical discomfort exacerbates suffering, Dr. Siegel works to identify the physical sensations and emotions that the client is struggling to avoid.

Through practicing acceptance of pain sensations, anxiety, and other emotions, the client is able to become more comfortable with these experiences as they arise, placing him on a path toward freedom from his disorder.

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