Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-08-01
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Stay in the present and build a happier future

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies takes you through the eight-week MBCT course, using the principles of mindfulness to complement established CBT techniques. You'll discover how using MBCT can help lower your risk of relapsing into depression and reduce the risk of other mental health disorders including anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem.

  • Provides a solid foundation for positive mental health
  • The downloadable audio files contain guided meditations, a core feature of the MBCT program
  • MBCT works as an excellent supplement to therapy and may reduce the need for medication

If you suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia, or a host of other mental health disorders, let Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies keep you in the present and build a happier future.

Author Biography

Dr Patrizia Collard is a counsellor, trainer, coach and therapist. She is a member of numerous professional associations, including BABCP, UKCP, ISMA, the Association for Coaching, the Austrian Association for Behaviour Therapy and the Institute for Health Promotion and Education and Obsessive Action.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy 7

Chapter 1: Improving Your Wellbeing with Mindfulness 9

Chapter 2: Deciding to Lead a Mindful Existence 23

Chapter 3: Putting Mindfulness into Practice with the Eight-Week Course 39

Part II: Sailing Your Personal Ship – the Eight-Week MBCT Course 59

Chapter 4: Preparing for the Voyage – Week One: Practising Mindfulness and Stepping Out of Autopilot 61

Chapter 5: Plotting the Course – Week Two: Cultivating the Right Attitude 77

Chapter 6: Setting Sail – Week Three: Developing Physical Awareness 97

Chapter 7: Weathering the Storm – Week Four: Dealing with Diffi culties 115

Chapter 8: Navigating Troubled Waters – Week Five: Relinquishing Attachments 133

Chapter 9: Going with the Current – Week Six: Accepting the True Nature of Thoughts 153

Chapter 10: Coming Into Port – Week Seven: Looking After Your Own Wellbeing 173

Chapter 11: Looking Beyond the Horizon to the Rest of Your Life – Week Eight: Living Mindfully 191

Part III: Developing Different Treatment Practices 209

Chapter 12: Stopping the Cycle of Depression 211

Chapter 13: Breaking Free from Addiction 231

Chapter 14: Relieving the Strain of Anxiety 249

Chapter 15: Nurturing Hope While Living with Pain 265

Chapter 16: Finding Purpose and Meaning When You’re Older 281

Chapter 17: Bringing Harmony to Your Life 301

Part IV: The Part of Tens 325

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Expand Your Mindfulness Experience 327

Chapter 19: Checking Out Ten Inspirational People 335

Chapter 20: Surveying (Almost) Ten Inspirational Places to Visit 343

Index 349

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