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The Mindful Way Through Depression

Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

by Jon Kabat-Zinn Author · Mark Williams Author


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If you've ever struggled with depression or know someone who has, take heart: mindfulness practice is a simple, powerful way to naturally break depression's self-perpetuating cycle.

With The Mindful Way Through Depression, four leading researchers present insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy about how to triumph over this illness—and, more importantly, how to prevent it from striking again. Join these uniquely qualified experts to discover the power of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, including:

  • The "quicksand effect" of depression—why our attempts to think our way out of depression can backfire, and the strategy we can use for true freedom
  • The biology of depression—how meditation can rewrite neural structures and heal chemical imbalances
  • What to do when you're not depressed—techniques for cultivating an abiding sense of joy that will protect you from recurrence
  • A full CD of guided mindfulness meditations for health and happiness, narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Even successful treatments for depression too often stop short of providing you with a way to protect yourself from falling back into the downward spiral. With The Mindful Way Through Depression, you will develop the tools you need to understand the core mental habits and patterns that lead to depression—and learn a proven method for creating genuine change that lasts a lifetime.

    Course objectives:

  • Identify ways feelings, thoughts, the body, and behavior interact to trigger depression
  • Summarize basic concepts of mindfulness and awareness
  • Recognize the difference between thoughts and the truth
  • Describe the difference between doing mode and being mode
  • Identify ways awareness counteracts depression
  • List several kinds of mindfulness meditation practices
  • Practice guided mindfulness meditation exercises

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    Mark Williams (Author)

    Mark Williams, PhD, is professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oxford and Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, and co-author with Drs. Segal and Teasdale of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, a bestselling book for profes...

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    Zindel Segal (Author)

    Zindel Segal, PhD, is the Morgan Firestone Chair in Psychotherapy in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and head of the Cognitive Therapy Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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    John Teasdale (Author)

    John Teasdale, PhD, has held senior research appointments in the department of psychiatry at the University of Oxford and in the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge.

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    Jon Kabat-Zinn (Author)

    Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is the founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine. His clinic was featured ...

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