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Editorial Volume 3 Issue 1- Carol Kauffman

Editorial by Carol Kauffman PhD

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Mindfulness: Theoretical Foundations and Evidence for Salutary Effects

Interest in mindfulness and its enhancement has burgeoned in recent years. In this article, we discuss in detail the nature of mindfulness and its relation to other, established theories of attention and awareness in day-to-day life....

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Mindfulness-based psychotherapies: a review of conceptual foundations empirical evidence and practical considerations

Objective: This paper, composed by an interest group of clinicians and researchers based in Melbourne, presents some background to the practice of mindfulness-based therapies as relevant to the general professional reader....

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Matters of Mind: Mindfulness/Mindlessness in Perspective

The dual concepts of mindfulness and mindlessness are described. Mindfulness is a state of conscious awareness in which the individual is implicitly aware of the context and content of information. It is a state of openness to novelty in which the individual actively constructs categories and distinctions....

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Book Review: Diversity in coaching: working with gender culture race and age

The importance of acknowledging diversity is increasingly recognised in our globalised world and most particularly in the business and corporate environments. However the coach practitioner needs to become aware of and manage their own responses to questions of diversity before they can even begin to coach a client on similar issues....

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The primacy of positivity - applications in coaching context

Coaches generally assume that their clients will be happy after they've achieved their goals which is not an unreasonable assumption and which is a belief shared by the majority of clients....

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Journeys towards the professionalisation of coaching: dilemas dialogues and decisions along the global pathways

The term 'profession' derives from the Latin word 'profiteor' meaning to profess. Professionalisation is the process whereby a gainful activity moves from the status of 'occupation' to the status of 'profession'....

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A dynamic approach to psychological strength development and intervention

Many practitioners working with clients from a strengths perspective largely rely on ad hoc interventions and employ a simplistic ‘identify and use’ approach....

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Matters of Mind: Mindfulness/Mindlessness in Perspective

The dual concepts of mindfulness and mindlessness are described. Mindfulness is a state of conscious awareness in which the individual is implicitly aware of the context and content of information. It is a state of openness to novelty in which the individual actively constructs categories and distinctions....

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Academy of Management Coaching Article

By integrating recent findings in affective neuroscience and biology with welldocumented research on leadership and stress, we offer a more holistic approach to leadership development....

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