The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
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... show more
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.
Publish date: June 2nd 2007
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Pages no: 273
Edition language: English
, Self Help
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
, Personal Development
Wordy, & about much more than depression, but very helpful. Realising the ways in which the brain & body react to stress & unpleasant feelings, why they do that & how to tune into those signals in order to ward off major chain-reactions like acute stress and depression - pretty priceless. NB, if the...
Another reviewer mentioned that this should be titled "The Mindful Way through Negative Thinking" and I'd have to agree. I couldn't read this until I was past my latest bout with depression. And the book points out that this is so - they don't recommend reading it when you're really stuck.Once I w...
My the Mind/Body counselor recommended by my PT recommended this book "Replace the word depression with any other problem" (ie chronic pain). Meditation is more of a prophylactic for depression rather than something that can be used during a depression so the title is a bit misleading. Anyway, it...
This book isn't exactly a quick read, but it does a great job of explaining the way in which negative thinking patterns make (and keep) people depressed, and how to overcome them. Do you ever find yourself feeling bad about feeling bad? This book explains that such an approach just creates more suff...