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The Mindful Way Through Depression : Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness - J. Mark G. Williams

The Mindful Way Through Depression

Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

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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.

See also the authors' Mindful Way Workbook, which provides step-by-step guidance for building your mindfulness practice in 8 weeks. Plus, mental health professionals, see also the authors' bestselling therapy guide:Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition.

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      Just keep an open mind and follow the instructions in the final chapter. A very helpful program that really works.

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      A GUIDE BY NOT ONE BUT FOUR EXPERTS

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        I finally found a book on mental health issues by doctors with a background in eastern philosophy. You sense you can trust their guidance especially as you don't know where it will lead. You are not required to subscribe to any idealogy. The experience is yours as it unfolds. Happy journeys everyone.

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        "Williams and his international team of authors provide insight into the healing power of so-called 'awareness' through which people can escape the wearisome ruminations of the obsessed mind, befriend alien feelings, and come more alive in themselves. The book is accompanied by a CD with meditations that can help the listener enter the present moment, own more fully their physical context, and stand back from the flow of their thinking and feeling...A practical volume that bears the authority both of contemporary psychology and the age old spiritual practice of meditation." - New Directions "Every word in this affordable paperback seems to embody the gentleness and the spirit of openness that one brings to the practice of MBCT. It is therefore an ideal tool for guided self-help...Invaluable for all non-professionals and therapist alike, The Mindful Way through Depression takes the reader step-by-step on a journey of exploration...Just get the book, get your bottom on the cushion and read it." - Florian Alexander Ruths, British Journal of Psychiatry, December 2007 "Williams and his international team of authors provide insight into the healing power of so-called 'awareness' through which people can escape the wearisome ruminations of the obsessed mind, befriend alien feelings, and come more alive in themselves. The book is accompanied by a CD with meditations that can help the listener enter the present moment, own more fully their physical context, and stand back from the flow of their thinking and feeling...A practical volume that bears the authority both of contemporary psychology and the age old spiritual practice of meditation." - John Twistleton, New Directions, April 2011

        Introduction: Tired of Feeling So Bad for So Long
        Mind, Body, and Emotion
        "Oh, No, Here I Go Again": Why Unhappiness Won't Let Go
        The Healing Power of Awareness: Making a Shift to Freedom
        Moment by Moment
        Cultivating Mindfulness: A First Taste
        The Breath: Gateway to Awareness
        A Different Kind of Knowing: Sidestepping the Ruminative Mind
        Transforming Unhappiness
        Reconnecting with Our Feelings--Those We Like, Those We Don't Like, and Those We Don't Know We Have
        Befriending our Feelings
        Seeing Thoughts as Creations of the Mind
        Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Taking a Breathing Space
        Reclaiming Your Life
        From Being Unhappy to Being Fully Alive
        The Mindfulness Program and Your Life: Bringing It All Together
        Resources and Further Reading
        Audio CD: Guided Meditation Practices forThe Mindful Way through Depression
        Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

        ISBN: 9781593851286
        ISBN-10: 1593851286
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 273
        Published: 2nd June 2007
        Publisher: Guilford Publications
        Country of Publication: US
        Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
        Weight (kg): 0.38