The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness / Edition 1
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The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness / Edition 1

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by J. Mark G. Williams, John D. Teasdale, Zindel V. Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1593851286

ISBN-13: 9781593851286

Pub. Date: 06/15/2007

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

The Mindful Way through Depression draws on the collective wisdom of four internationally renowned mindfulness experts, including bestselling author Jon Kabat-Zinn, to provide effective relief from the most prevalent psychological disorder. This authoritative, easy-to-use self-help program is based on methods clinically proven to reduce the recurrence of depression

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The Mindful Way through Depression draws on the collective wisdom of four internationally renowned mindfulness experts, including bestselling author Jon Kabat-Zinn, to provide effective relief from the most prevalent psychological disorder. This authoritative, easy-to-use self-help program is based on methods clinically proven to reduce the recurrence of depression. Revealing the hidden psychological mechanisms that cause chronic unhappiness, the authors gently guide readers through a series of exercises designed to break the mental habits that lead to despair. Kabat-Zinn lends his calm, familiar voice to the accompanying CD of guided meditations, making this a complete package for anyone looking to regain a sense of balance and contentment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593851286
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/2007
Edition description:
Paperback + CD-ROM
Pages:
273
Sales rank:
53,967
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

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 for The Mindful Way through Depression
(Narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn)

1. Introduction (3:01)
2. Body Scan (29:02)
3. Mindful Standing Yoga (10:58)
4. Mindfulness of the Breath (10:38)
5. Mindfulness of the Breath and Body (9:24)
6. Mindfulness of Sounds and Thoughts (10:34)
7. The Breathing Space (3:48)

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Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not a quick-fix program, and doesn't pretend to be. It outlines the way that depression works, and how it hooks us. Then it offers practical exercises on how to experience life in a new way. How to get out of the "doing mode" and into the "being mode" where we open to each and every moment as it is. I've read many depression books and this is by far the best. It comes with a great CD and guided body scan, that lets the listener detach from her body and mind in a way that is truly liberating and healing.
inkart More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully written, accessible book for depression sufferers and those who simply wish to understand more about the nature of depression in common sense terms. The authors have masterfully crafted the text which is full of wisdom and represents current research on the mindfulness-based cognitive therapy approach. Highly relevant and especially useful for people who have experienced recurring or depression relapses. The accompanying CD, narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, is one of the best recordings I've heard from Kabat-Zinn. Both a good read and a good go to book for mindfulness-based practices and instructions on cultivating a more skillful way of relating to depression.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good book about depression. A really good book about how mindfullness/meditation can be helpful. The CD that accompanies the book is now a favorite of mine. If you suffer, or if you are the spouse/partner of someone who suffers from chronic depression, you will like what you read here. It is useful and thought provoking.
kay1_books More than 1 year ago
I have read through this book once, but want to go back and start working on the exercises after I've had a chance to deal with some of my chronic depression. I do believe the mind can be changed in a more healing and happier way with practice as guided by this book. I will continue to refer to this book and CD for guidance and future happiness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did find this book helpful, especially the guided meditation CD. I must admit that my depression had other physical aspects to it, since I have already done mindfulness meditation and therapy. But even so, this is helpful material.
The_Wave More than 1 year ago
Explains how it works. Tells you how to do it. And, most importantly, comes with a CD that has guided meditation tracks. Excellent. A great first book on Mindfulness. Really helped me a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My partner, a "tramatologist" thought this book would be interesting to me, a person with neurological imparement, who had explored different elements of therapy, and was familiar with psychological theories. This is seriously, a new way of dealing with depression...and if you are depressed, don't take the 8- week challenge to actually do the exercises until you are in a "better space". Using what is foundationally known of the body's reaction to depression, the four authors separatle came together as they mutually studied not only Western medicine, but Eastern practices often seen as "the good mind", a way of avoiding the repetative spiral that iften signals a depressive reaction. One of my favorite parts was the idea of "cognitive compassion" or cutting yourself a break. This isn't easy for depressed people, but acknowledging that YOU matter, not just what you do or have done in the past. Yes, its easier said than done, but couched in gentleness, this book, its CD of exercises, and its workbook allow for a guide to possibly dealing with ourselves with compassion. non- fiction book, workbook and CD. 2007
scottny31 More than 1 year ago
I strongly recommend this book to any patient who is working with a CBT or Schema Therapist. Mindfulness adds an entire new level to the field of CBT and has greatly helped my patients. Also, mindfulness has helped my patients with Adult ADHD. This CD that comes with this book helps people get into the habit of practicing mindfulness on a daily basis. Kudos to all three authors. Scott Shapiro, MD, NY, NY, Specializing in CBT and Adult ADHD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely worth buying, very helpful.
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There is so much that you might feel. There is so much that you tend to go through. This book is a good start to working your way out of that sadness and depression. If you don't find the help here, I recommend you find it somewhere. It's okay to be sad sometimes, but not all the time. For anyone who feels bound by their anger, guilt, hurt or pain, I also recommend "When God Stopped Keeping Score." I thought that the book was just about forgiveness, I soon learned, it was about so much more than that. I was about how you should deal with friends, family and yourself and more importantly, how to keep these relationships strong when things go wrong. Having read it, I feel like a better person. Maybe because this book spoke to me and not down to me. I have read a lot of books that was written like I didn't know anything. What the author of "When God Stopped Keeping Score" does is talk to you like a friend. I needed that. You will understand why when you read it. It's on sale here on BN.com.
Cmong More than 1 year ago
Clinical depression is not the same as 'chronic unhappiness'. You can't meditate your way out of a chemical imbalance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well i started reading it and it hasnt helped me. well first of all i do not have deppression soo thats probably why i dont undrstand it. my parents took me to a psycologist because i have a phobia to needles:/ and he sent me this book:( i dont see the link to it.