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The mindful way through depression: freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness
Short Title: The mindful way through depression
Format: Book
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2006
Publisher: Guilford Press
Place of Publication: New York
Pages: 273
Sources ID: 64961
Notes: Acknowledgments -- Introduction : Tired of feeling so bad for so long -- Mind, body, and emotion -- "Oh, no, here I go again" : why unhappiness won't let go -- healing power of awareness : making a shift to freedom -- Moment by moment -- Cultivating mindfulness : a first taste -- breath : gateway to awareness -- different way of knowing : sidestepping the ruminative mind -- Transforming unhappiness -- Reconnecting with our feelings - those we like, those we don't like, and those we don't know we have -- Befriending our feelings -- Seeing thoughts as creations of the mind -- Mindfulness in everyday life : taking a breathing space -- Reclaiming your life -- Fully alive : freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness -- Bringing it all together : weaving the mindfulness program into your life -- Further reading, web materials, and retreat centers -- Notes -- Index -- About the authors
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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.