Meditation resources

The Mindful Way Workbook

The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress
John Teasdale, Mark Williams and Zindel Segal.

Now you can get the benefits of MBCT any time, any place, by working through this carefully constructed book. The expert authors introduce specific mindfulness practices to try each week, plus reflection questions, tools for keeping track of progress, and helpful comments from others going through the programme. Like a trusted map, this book guides you step by step along the path of change. Guided meditations are provided on the accompanying MP3 CD and are also available as audio downloads.

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MBCT for Depression

MBCT for Depression (2nd ed):
Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (2nd Edition – Nov 2012) by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale.

This bestselling work, now in a new edition, has introduced tens of thousands of clinicians to mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for depression, an eight-week program with proven effectiveness. Step by step, the authors explain the ""whys"" and ""how-tos"" of conducting mindfulness practices and cognitive interventions that have been shown to bolster recovery from depression and prevent relapse. Clinicians are also guided to practice mindfulness themselves, an essential prerequisite to teaching others. Incorporates findings from multiple studies of MBCT's effectiveness and underlying mechanisms.

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The Mindful Way Through Depression

The Mindful Way Through Depression:
Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn

This book can help you break the cycle of recurrent depression once and for all. The authors 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 simple lessons drawn from both eastern meditative traditions and cognitive-behavioral therapy, they demonstrate how to sidestep mental habits such as rumination and self-blame that inevitably lead to despair, so you can face life’s challenges with greater resilience. Jon Kabat-Zinn narrates the accompanying CD of guided meditations, making this a complete package for anyone seeking to regain a sense of hope and well-being.

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Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World
Mark Williams and Danny Penman

This book is relevant to anyone struggling to keep up with the relentless demands of modern living. It reveals a set of simple yet powerful mindfulness practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion.

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Full Catastrophe Living

Full Catastrophe Living
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn developed the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme, which MBCT is based on. His own book, Full Catastrophe Living, describes the UMass MBSR program in a very engaging way. It is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for chronic pain, anxiety, and stress-related physical illness. This book is an important resource that is used in the MBCT programme.

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Full Catastrophe Living

Mindfulness: Diverse Perspectives on its Meaning, Origins and Applications
Mark Williams and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness: Diverse Perspectives on its Meanings, Origins and Applications provides a place where wisdom teachings, philosophy, history, science and personal meditation practice meet. It was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Buddhism.

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CBT resources

The Complete CBT Guide for Anxiety

The Complete CBT Guide for Anxiety (Jan 2013)
Roz Shafran, Lee Brosan and Peter Cooper

This guide is full of real-life examples, intended for people who suffer from low self-esteeem and for those who help them: their friends, families, psychologists, counsellors and doctors. It aims to help you understand how you came to think badly of yourself and change your negative view for one that is more positive and self-accepting. It uses cognitive, behavioural therapy, a treatment of proven effectiveness, in a simple and logical programme for change.

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Overcoming Low Self-Esteem (Workbook)

Overcoming Low Self-Esteem (Workbook)
Melanie Fennell

This guide is full of real-life examples, intended for people who suffer from low self-esteeem and for those who help them: their friends, families, psychologists, counsellors and doctors. It aims to help you understand how you came to think badly of yourself and change your negative view for one that is more positive and self-accepting. It uses cognitive, behavioural therapy, a treatment of proven effectiveness, in a simple and logical programme for change.

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Overcoming Anxiety (Original)

Overcoming Anxiety (Original)
Helen Kennerley

A self-help guide explaining how to overcome problem fears and anxieties of all kinds - from panic attacks and phobias to executive "burn out" - in order to regain confidence and self control.

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An Introduction to CBT: Skills & Applications

An Introduction to CBT: Skills & Applications, 2nd edition
David Westbrook, Helen Kennerley & Joan Kirk

For therapists, an Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is the definitive beginner’s guide to the basic theory, skills and applications of CBT.

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Video resources
Free Video – “3-minute breathing space” Guided Meditation taken from The Mindful Way Through Depression by Mark Williams (Guilford Press, 2007)'
Web resources
Mindfulness Organisations

Mental Health Foundation
Be Mindful (UK)

Be Mindful is a campaign, by the Mental Health Foundation, raising awareness about the benefits of mindfulness. It includes video interviews with Ruby Wax (who uses mindfulness) and Professor Mark Williams explaining how Mindfulness works.
» www.bemindful.co.uk

Oxford Mindfulness Centre
is an international centre of excellence within Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry that works with partners around the world to prevent depression and enhance human potential through the therapeutic use of mindfulness.
» www.oxfordmindfulness.org

UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations
Represents the leading teacher training organisations in the UK. The Network is committed to supporting and developing good practice and integrity in the delivery of Mindfulness-based approaches. Defining, upholding and disseminating Good Practice standards.
» www.mindfulnessteachersuk.org.uk

 
CBT Organisations

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
The lead agency for CBT in the UK, which also accredits CBT therapists, supervisors & trainer
» www.babcp.com

Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
UK centre of excellence for CBT training and resources for clients and therapists
» www.octc.co.uk

General Information on 
Mental Health and Well-Being

NEED TO TALK
Samaritans
www.samaritans.org

Bereavement Support
www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

MIND Mental Health
www.mind.org.uk

Professional accreditation

The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Get in touch
t. 07793 006723
e.Esther.Riggs@mindful-action.co.uk