Resources

For mindfulness meditation: Many approaches to the practice of mindfulness can be found within the various schools of Buddhism, each emphasizing differing aspects of the basic practice. Each can be useful in its own way. Here is information about where to learn some of the mindfulness methods particularly helpful in working with emotions.

If you want to integrate Mindfulness with the therapy work you do, there are many excellent centers for training in mindfulness worldwide. For a schedule of retreats of varying lengths, contact the Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA at www.dharma.org or Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA at www.spiritrock.org

If you can’t get to a mindfulness retreat, a correspondence course is available through:¬†www.soundstrue.com

If you want to understand schemas in more detail and explore specific strategies for dealing with a given schema, I recommend Reinventing Your Life by Jeffrey Young and Janet Klosko (Plume, 1993).

Those therapists who have been trained by Dr. Jeffrey Young and his associates are most experienced in schema therapy. The pool of those who practice schema therapy is becoming quite extensive as well as international. To find out if there is a schema therapist in your area, you can go to www.schematherapy.com or call the Cognitive Therapy Center of New York at 212-588-8880 and ask for a referral.