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(2009) Clinical handbook of mindfulness, Dordrecht, Springer.

Emotional memory, mindfulness and compassion

Paul Gilbert

pp. 99-110

This chapter considers the role that mindfulness and compassion can play in helping people who come from difficult and traumatic backgrounds. These individuals often have a highly elevated sense of threat – both from the outside (what others might do to them) and from the inside (feeling overwhelmed by aversive feelings or memories; or their own selfdislike/ contempt for themselves). The basic view is that traumatic backgrounds sensitise people to become overly reliant on processing from their threat systems.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-09593-6_7

Full citation:

Gilbert, P. (2009)., Emotional memory, mindfulness and compassion, in F. Didonna (ed.), Clinical handbook of mindfulness, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 99-110.

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