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Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress (With MP3 CD)

by John Teasdale, Mark Williams and Zindel Segal Guilford Publications
Pub Date:
01/2014
ISBN:
9781462508143
Format:
Pbk 228 pages
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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 exercises 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.

KEY POINTS
> Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn
> Groundbreaking: the authors' 8-week program, honed through years of research and practice, is now presented in an interactive workbook format for the first time.
> A toolkit for creating and sustaining a personalized mindfulness practice—suitable for total beginners on up.
> Depression, anxiety, and stress are chronic problems for millions.
> Complete package: includes a bound-in MP3 CD (also available as free audio downloads for purchasers).
> This workbook plus Mindful Way through Depression and the authors' professional manual, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition, form an unbeatable collection of products.

AUDIENCE
Readers struggling with depression, anxiety, and other forms of emotional distress; also of interest to mental health professionals and students.

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

MP3 CD tracks (including running time and narrator):
1. Welcome (00:31; John Teasdale)
2. Raisin Exercise (09:53; Zindel Segal)
3. Body Scan (39:08; John Teasdale)
4. 10-Minute Sitting Meditation--Mindfulness of the Breath (09:54; Mark Williams)
5. Mindful Movement--Formal Practice (38:30; Zindel Segal)
6. Stretch and Breath Meditation (33:39; Mark Williams)
7. Mindful Walking (13:42; Mark Williams)
8. 3-Minute Breathing Space (05:02; John Teasdale)
9. 3-Minute Breathing Space--Extended Version (05:19; Zindel Segal)
10. 20-Minute Sitting Meditation (20:38; Zindel Segal)
11. Sitting Meditation (37:47; John Teasdale)
12. Working with Difficulty Meditation (25:47; Mark Williams)
13. Bells at 5 Minutes, 10 Minutes, 15 Minutes, 20 Minutes, and 30 Minutes (30:10)
14. Two Ways of Knowing (07:06; John Teasdale)

John Teasdale, PhD, held a Special Scientific Appointment with the United Kingdom Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He collaborated with Mark Williams and Zindel Segal in developing mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to prevent relapse and recurrence in major depression; together, they coauthored Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition (for mental health professionals), as well as the self-help guides The Mindful Way Workbook and (with Jon Kabat-Zinn) The Mindful Way through Depression. Since retiring, Dr. Teasdale has taught mindfulness and insight meditation internationally. He continues to explore and seek to understand the wider implications of mindfulness and meditation for enhancing our way of being.

Mark Williams, DPhil, is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford, having been Wellcome Principal Research Fellow at Oxford from 2003 to 2012 and at Bangor University from 1991 to 2002. He collaborated with John Teasdale and Zindel Segal in developing mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to prevent relapse and recurrence in major depression; together, they coauthored Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition (for mental health professionals), as well as the self-help guides The Mindful Way Workbook and (with Jon Kabat-Zinn) The Mindful Way through Depression. Dr. Williams is also coauthor of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with People at Risk of Suicide (for mental health professionals). He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the British Academy. Now retired, he continues to live near Oxford, to teach mindfulness to teachers-in-training across the world, and to explore, with colleagues, how mindfulness might be used in evidence-based public policy.

Zindel V. Segal, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto–Scarborough. He is Director of Clinical Training in the Clinical Psychological Science Program and is also Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Segal has conducted influential research into the psychological processes that make certain people more vulnerable than others to developing depression and experiencing recurrent episodes. He actively advocates for the relevance of mindfulness-based clinical care in psychiatry and mental health. He collaborated with John Teasdale and Mark Williams in developing mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to prevent relapse and recurrence in major depression; together, they coauthored Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition (for mental health professionals), as well as the self-help guides The Mindful Way Workbook and (with Jon Kabat-Zinn) The Mindful Way through Depression.