The Mindful Way Through Depression - Mark Williams, Jon Kabat-Zinn new softcover book with CD
The MINDFUL WAY through DEPRESSION
Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness
by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn
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New softcover book, 274 pages, published 2007. Includes a 77 minute CD of guided meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn
If you've ever struggled with depression, take heart. Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all. In The Mindful Way Through Depression, four uniquely qualified experts explain why our usual attempts to 'think' our way out of a bad mood or just 'snap out of it' lead us deeper into the downward spiral. Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy, they demonstrate how to sidestep the mental habits that lead to despair, including rumination and self-blame, so you can face life's challenges with greater resilience. Jon Kabat-Zinn gently and encouragingly narrates the accompanying CD of guided meditations, making this a complete package for anyone seeking to regain a sense of hope and well-being.
About the Authors
Mark Williams is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at University of Oxford, United Kingdom. With Drs Segal and Teasdale he authored Mindfullness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, a bestselling book for professionals.
John Teasdale has held senior research appointments in the Department of Psychiarty, University of Oxford, and in the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Zindel Segal is the Morgan Firestone Chair in Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto and Head of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Jon Kabat-Zinn (born June 5, 1944)
is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction
Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at
the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness
meditation as a technique to help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain and
illness.His life work has been largely
dedicated to bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society.
Kabat-Zinn is the author or co-author of scientific papers on mindfulness and
its clinical applications. He has written two bestselling books: Full
Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain
and Illness, and Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness
Meditation in Everyday Life. He co-authored with Myla
Kabat-Zinn Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. Other books include Coming to Our Senses and his most
recent book The Mindful Way Through Depression. Kabat-Zinn is the founder and
former Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health
Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also
the founder (1979) and former director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic
and Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical
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