I hope this finds you in good health and good spirits. I would like to welcome all new colleagues who have recently started their training in MiCBT. I hope you find the training itself and its consequences in your life to be beneficial. I also congratulate all finishing Graduate Diploma candidates for their dedication to learning, as deep inside us, it is mostly compassion that drives our need to learn to serve others better. 2014 has been a productive year, making way to an expansion of the use of MiCBT and of its training in the next year.
Mikako Naito (Clinical Psychologist from the Goal Coast) has started teaching MiCBT in Japan, where she and her colleagues have formed the MiCBT Study Group. Mikako has done a phenomenal job translating all the client forms, presentation slides, the MSES-R, the relevant web pages, and the audio instructions on CD in Japanese. Others will benefit a great deal from her work.
My new (self-help) book is now published. Writing it has been a worthwhile journey in itself, gathering the support of wonderful people who generously gave their time to assist in the process. The foreword by Dr Shauna Shapiro (Santa Clara University) and the reviews from Drs Mark Williams (University of Oxford), Bruce Stevens (ANU), George Burns (Cairnmillar Institute), Lynette Monteiro (University of Ottawa) and Sharon Salzberg (Barre Center for Buddhist Studies) are wonderful. I am confident that you and your clients will find this self-help book to be of great assistance in the understanding and the practice of MiCBT, as well as mindfulness in general—a short summary is provided below. I would love to hear your feedback. Thanks for letting others know about the book.
I wish you all a joyful and fulfilling end-of year celebration, a restful break from work, and a peaceful and productive new year.