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Expecting Mindfully: Nourish Your Emotional Well-Being and Prevent Depression during Pregnancy and Postpartum

by Sona Dimidjian and Sherryl H Goodman Guilford Publications
Pub Date:
03/2019
ISBN:
9781462529025
Format:
Pbk 212 pages
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Expecting and nurturing a baby is a joyous experience, but also involves unique emotional challenges. Unlike other mindfulness resources for moms and moms-to-be, this compassionate book is grounded in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), a proven program. Guided meditations and gentle yoga practices are interwoven with expert strategies for preventing postpartum depression. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes journaling exercises and other practical tools for breaking free of the mental habits that can cause distress, as well as audio downloads narrated by renowned meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg. Clear suggestions for how to follow the program day by day are accompanied by quotations and reflections from other women, guiding each reader to take the best care of herself--as well as her baby.


 


AUDIENCE: Women seeking to enhance their emotional well-being during pregnancy and postpartum, including those with a history of depression. Also of interest to mental health and medical professionals, who may use it in mindfulness classes or recommend it to patients.

Foreword, Samantha Meltzer-Brody
Our Journey Together
Getting Started
Class 1: Mindfulness Begins with the Everyday
Class 2: Body, Mind, and Breath
Class 3: Rhythms of Motherhood
Class 4: Opening to Difficulty and Uncertainty
Class 5: Thoughts Are Not Facts
Class 6: How Can I Best Take Care of Myself?
Class 7: Expanding Your Circle of Care
Class 8: Looking to the Future
Resources
Audio and Video Tracks

Audio Downloads
1. Introduction to Daily Activities
2. Drinking Tea Meditation
3. Eating Meditation
4. Washing Dishes Meditation
5. The Body Scan
6. Introduction to Sitting
7. 10-Minute Breathing Meditation
8. 25-Minute Sitting Meditation
9. Walking Meditation
10. 3-Minute Breathing Space
11. Being with Baby
12. Difficult Emotions
13. Positive Emotions
14. Lovingkindness Meditation Introduction
15. 20-Minute Lovingkindness Meditation Sitting Practice
16. 10-Minute Lovingkindness Walking Practice
17. Feeding Baby
 
Video Downloads
1. Yoga Introduction
2. 10-Minute Yoga Practice
3. 25-Minute Yoga Practice
 

“This book is an absolute gem. It pulls back the curtain on your mental health needs as an expectant or new mother and provides proven tools to address them. Drs. Dimidjian and Goodman's unique blend of clinical wisdom and research, coupled with Sharon Salzberg’s guided meditations, engages both your heart and mind in this vital work.”


 


—Zindel Segal, PhD, coauthor of The Mindful Way through Depression
Sona Dimidjian, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a widely recognized expert on women’s mental health; the clinical application of contemplative practices, such as mindfulness meditation; and cognitive and behavioral approaches. She has developed successful prevention and treatment programs to promote well-being among women, including during pregnancy and early parenting. Dr. Dimidjian is a recipient of multiple awards and the author of widely cited scholarly papers. She is coauthor of the self-help resource Expecting Mindfully as well as Behavioral Activation for Depression and Behavioral Activation with Adolescents (for mental health professionals).
 
Sherryl H. Goodman, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology at Emory University. Her research is grounded in the field of developmental psychopathology. She is a leading expert on the mechanisms by which mothers with depression may transmit mental health problems to their children, understanding risk and protective factors, and preventing or treating depression that occurs in pregnancy and postpartum. Dr. Goodman is a recipient of multiple awards, the author of widely cited scholarly papers, and a past editor of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Her books include the self-help resource Expecting Mindfully.