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From the authors of the bestselling The Mindful Way through Depression--which explores how mindfulness can break the cycle of chronic unhappiness--this carefully constructed workbook shows the reader how to build a mindfulness practice in 8 weeks. Basic mindfulness principles and facts about depression and other common emotional problems are combined with specific mindfulness practices to try on a daily and weekly basis, plus a wealth of interactive features that encourage and motivate. Readers will be drawn in immediately by self-assessments, reflection questions and exercises with spaces to jot down notes, worksheets for keeping track of progress, and quotations and questions from others going through the program. Each week's guided meditations are provided on the accompanying MP3 CD and can also be downloaded by purchasers.
John Teasdale, PhD, held a Special Scientific Appointment with the United Kingdom Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, England. He is a founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He also is a recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award from Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. Since retiring, he has taught insight meditation internationally.
Mark Williams, DPhil, is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Wellcome Principal Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He also is Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre in the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry. He is a founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, and the Association for Psychological Science.
Zindel Segal, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto-Scarborough and Senior Scientist in the Campbell Family Research Institute at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is a founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and advocates for the relevance of mindfulness-based clinical care in psychiatry and mental health.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Jon Kabat-Zinn I. Foundations 1. Welcome 2. Depression, Unhappiness, and Emotional Distress: Why Do We Get Stuck? 3. Doing, Being, and Mindfulness 4. Getting Ready II. The Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Program 5. Week 1. Beyond Automatic Pilot 6. Week 2. Another Way of Knowing 7. Week 3. Coming Home to the Present--Gathering the Scattered Mind 8. Week 4. Recognizing Aversion 9. Week 5. Allowing Things to Be as They Already Are 10. Week 6. Seeing Thoughts as Thoughts 11. Week 7. Kindness in Action 12. Week 8: What Now? Resources List of Audio Files