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    Sarah Ellen Braun, Patricia Anne Kinser, editors.
    Summary: This textbook is an evidenced-based course for interdisciplinary healthcare professionals for improving resilience and reducing stress and burnout. This curriculum improves patient-centered care by providing training in compassion and attention. It is a structured skills-based manual complete with resources for full implementation and dissemination of this evidence-based course. This textbook addresses the gaps existing in other mindfulness-based interventions. It is a unique manual that can be followed in a linear fashion or can be used modularly to suit the needs of specific settings. The curriculum contains didactic content and specific examples of practices; hence, it is easily adaptable for use by groups and classes of various sizes and structure. The authors have conducted several research studies with findings to support its use to prevent and treat burnout. Results demonstrate the curriculums feasibility and acceptability in healthcare professionals and students as well as efficacy in stress and burnout reduction with increases in dispositional mindfulness.

    Part I: Introduction and Overview
    1: How to Use This Book: Teaching and Learning Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals
    2: Evidence to Support Mindful Healthcare Professionals
    2.1 Stress-Related Problems in Healthcare Professionals
    2.2 Mindfulness and Compassion in Healthcare
    2.2.1 Evidence of Mindfulness Interventions for Healthcare Professionals
    2.2.2 Mindfulness for Interdisciplinary Healthcare Professionals
    2.3 Conclusions
    3: Compassionate Healthcare
    3.1 Compassion Training for the Healthcare Professional 3.2 The Relationality of Compassion
    3.3 Compassion Includes Self-Compassion
    3.4 Compassion Is Innate
    3.5 Compassionate Healthcare
    3.6 Training Compassion
    4: Being Mindful in a Mindless World
    4.1 Being Mindful in a Mindless World
    4.2 Mindfulness as an Intervention for Positive Change
    4.3 Intention: What Do You Want to Cultivate or Develop with Mindfulness? How Do You Want to Show Up for the World?
    4.4 Attention: What Are You Focusing On? Where Are Your Thoughts? 4.5 Attitude: How Am I Talking to Myself? How Are My Thoughts, Emotions, Beliefs in This Moment Impacting the Way That I See the Work and Myself?
    4.6 Conclusion
    Part II: The Curriculum
    5: Module 1: Introduction to Mindfulness and Compassion
    5.1 Starting the Curriculum
    5.2 GETTING STARTED: Introduction to Mindfulness
    5.3 Key Concepts
    5.3.1 Introduction to Stress
    5.3.2 Introduction to Mindfulness
    5.3.3 Formal vs. Informal Mindfulness Practice
    5.3.4 Developing a Home Practice 5.3.5 TIPS FOR INSTRUCTORS: Taking the Teacher's Seat-Who Can Instruct Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals?
    5.4 Mindful Movement
    5.5 Formal Mindfulness Practice
    5.5.1 Focused Attention Meditation Practice: 15 min
    5.5.2 Mindfulness Meditation on the Breath: 5 min
    5.6 Handouts/Resources
    6: Module 2: Mindfulness to Enhance Resilience and Handle Burnout
    6.1 Key Concepts
    6.1.1 Checking-In About Home Practice
    6.1.2 Define and Discuss Burnout, Mindfulness, and Neuroplasticity
    6.1.3 Mindfulness: Effortful to Effortless 6.2 Resources/Activities
    6.3 Formal Mindfulness Practice
    6.3.1 "Connecting Palms" Breathing Practice: 5 min
    6.4 Mindful Movement Practice
    6.5 Formal Meditation Practice
    6.5.1 Breath Counting Meditation: 8 min
    6.6 Tips for Instructors
    7: Module 3: Applications of Mindfulness as a Healthcare Professional
    7.1 Key Concepts
    7.1.1 Goal-Setting How Do I Apply This Information to My Patients?
    7.1.2 Daily Routines How Can Routines Help Build More Mindful, Compassionate Lives?
    Digital Access Springer 2022