The mindful way through depression : freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness / Mark Williams ... [et al.].
Contributor(s): Williams, J. Mark G [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Guilford Press, c2007Description: viii, 273 p. ; 24 cm. + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.).ISBN: 9781593851286 ; 1593851286 ; 9781593854492; 1593854498.Subject(s): Depression, Mental | Attention | HappinessDDC classification: 362.2/5
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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.<br> <br> 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 .<br> <br> Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
"Guided meditation practices for the mindful way through depression / narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn"--Title on CD-ROM.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : tired of feeling so bad for so long -- 1. "Oh, no, here I go again" : why unhappiness won't let go -- 2. The healing power of awareness : making a shift to freedom -- 3. Cultivating mindfulness : a first taste -- 4. The breath : gateway to awareness -- 5. A different kind of knowing : sidestepping the ruminative mind -- 6. Reconnecting with our feelings - those we like, those we don't like, and those we don't know we have -- 7. Befriending our feelings -- 8. Seeing thoughts as creations of the mind -- 9. Mindfulness in everyday life : taking a breathing space -- 10. Fully alive : freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness -- 11. Bringing it all together : weaving the mindfulness program into your life.
"In Mindful Way through Depression, four 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. With 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Introduction: Tired of Feeling So Bad for So Long
- I Mind, Body, and Emotion
- 1 "Oh, No, Here I Go Again": Why Unhappiness Won't Let Go
- 2 The Healing Power of Awareness: Making a Shift to Freedom
- II Moment by Moment
- 3 Cultivating Mindfulness: A First Taste
- 4 The Breath: Gateway to Awareness
- 5 A Different Kind of Knowing: Sidestepping the Ruminative Mind
- III Transforming Unhappiness
- 6 Reconnecting with Our Feelings--Those We Like, Those We Don't Like, and Those We Don't Know We Have
- 7 Befriending our Feelings
- 8 Seeing Thoughts as Creations of the Mind
- 9 Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Taking a Breathing Space
- IV Reclaiming Your Life
- 10 From Being Unhappy to Being Fully Alive
- 11 The Mindfulness Program and Your Life: Bringing It All Together
- Resources and Further Reading
- Audio CD: Guided Meditation Practices forThe Mindful Way through Depression