Katie Witkiewitz, Corey R. Roos, Dana Dharmakaya Colgan, Sarah Bowen, Mindfulness. hogrefe, 2017, 80 S., Eur 24,95

This clear and concise book provides practical, evidence-based guidance on the use of mindfulness in treatment: its mechanism of action, the disorders for which there is empirical evidence of efficacy, mindfulness practices and techniques, and how to integrate them into clinical practice.
Leading experts describe the concepts and roots of mindfulness, and examine the science that has led to this extraordinarily rich and ancient practice becoming a foundation to many contemporary, evidenced-based approaches in psychotherapy. The efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions in conditions as diverse as borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, alcohol and substance use, emotional dysregulation, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, chronic stress, eating disorders, and other medical conditions including type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis is also described. The book is invaluable reading for all those curious about the current science around mindfulness and about how and when to incorporate it effectively into clinical practice.

A very recommendable book to get in touch with mindfulness, explaining different mindfulness theories and models, such as MBSR, MBCT, MBRP, MBCR, MB-EAT, MBTI, treatments and the two basic tools body scan and sitting meditation.


Marco Behrmann, Negotiation and Persuasion. The Science and Art of Winning Cooperative Partners. Hogrefe, 2015, 125 p., Eur 24,95 GBP 19,90

Scientific research shows that the most successful negotiators analyze the situation thoroughly, self-monitor wisely, are keenly aware of interpersonal processes during the negotiation – and, crucially, enter negotiations with a fair and cooperative attitude. This book is a clear and compact guide on how to succeed by means of such goal-oriented negotiation and cooperative persuasion. Readers learn models to understand and describe what takes place during negotiations, while numerous figures, charts, and checklists clearly summarize effective strategies for analyzing context, processes, competencies, and the impact of our own behavior. Real-life case examples vividly illustrate the specific measures individuals and teams can take to systematically improve their powers of persuasion and bargaining strength. The book also describes a modern approach to raising negotiation competencies as part of personnel development, making it suitable for use in training courses as well as for anyone who wants to be a more persuasive and successful negotiator. 

The author shows compactly different models of negotiation and effective communication and builds the bridges to practice. Helpful checklists make the book valueable.

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