This bestselling work has introduced tens of thousands of clinicians to mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression MBCT , 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 develop their own mindfulness practice, an essential prerequisite to teaching others. The companion Web page features downloadable audio recordings of the meditations and more than 40 reproducible handouts that book purchasers can download and print in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition*Incorporates a decade's worth of developments in MBCT clinical practice and training.*Chapters on additional treatment components: the pre-course interview and optional full-day retreat.*Chapters on self-compassion, the inquiry process, and the three-minute breathing space.*Findings from multiple studies of MBCT's effectiveness and underlying mechanisms. Includes studies of adaptations for treating psychological and physical health problems other than depression.*Downloadable audio files of the meditations, narrated by Dr. Segal.
About the Authors:
Zindel V. Segal, PhD, is the Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and is Head of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. Segal is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a long-time advocate for the relevance of mindfulness-based clinical care in psychiatry and mental health. J. Mark G. Williams, DPhil, is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Wellcome Principal Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He is also Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre in the University of Oxfordís Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Williams is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, and the Association for Psychological Science. John D. Teasdale, PhD, formerly held a Special Scientific Appointment with the UK Medical Research Councilís Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. Dr. Teasdale is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. Since retiring, he has taught insight meditation internationally.