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The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

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Publisher's Summary

If you've ever struggled with depression or know someone who has, take heart: Mindfulness practice is a simple, powerful way to naturally break depression's self-perpetuating cycle. With The Mindful Way Through Depression, four leading researchers present insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy about how to triumph over this illness - and, more importantly, how to prevent it from striking again. Join these uniquely qualified experts to discover the power of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

©2008 Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn (P)2008 Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn

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    Anne Quinn Dublin. Ireland 16/09/2017
    Anne Quinn Dublin. Ireland 16/09/2017
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    "lifesaver"

    This is more than a book, its a very effective Mindfulness training programme that trains and supports your technique over time. I have practised meditation techniques for over fifteen years, attended workshops and read extensively on the subject, I have learnt that anxiety will always catch up with me, but I believe this programme can empower through regular practice and the meditations included are all you need to reconnect to awareness.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Miles Alexander 05/03/2017
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    "Well worth the time and money!"

    This audio book has been incredibly helpful in facing depression. MBCT is science based and proven. Take the actual 8 week course if you can alongside listening to and reading the book.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 12/10/2017
    12/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Makes your more depressed"

    I hate to give a bad review but I want a refund as it did not help or inform me.... this book just talks about negativity and depression making you feel even more depressed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Colin O'Sullivan
    25/02/16
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    "Thankful to have found this audible"

    The authors are sharing their years of experience in a ways that are helpful, digestible, and useful. I have listened to segments of this audiobook everyday for nearly three weeks, as is suggested by the authors, and I plan to continue to listen for at least another three weeks. This book has brought about so much good that I am thankful to have stumbled upon it. If you are interested in this topic and/or suffer from depression I believe you should take a chance and get it. I'm glad I did.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel L.
    Oneonta, NY - USA
    21/06/16
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    "Great Content - Meditations are at the End"
    Would you listen to The Mindful Way Through Depression again? Why?

    I really enjoyed this book and found the content very helpful.

    MEDITATIONS ARE THE LAST FEW CHAPTERS


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not necessarily but I almost did.


    Any additional comments?

    The meditations that other commentators complain are not included are actually the last 6 or so chapters of the audio book. Those who complain about the lack of meditations either purchased a different version or didn't bother to listen to the whole book.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Cicmic
    16/02/16
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    "great book!"

    this book is a very good resource for learning how to get out of depression mindfully. i highly reccommend it to anyone trying to learn the practice of surrenderring into the moment. the best i have listened to/read on the subject. very practical and truly gets into the details of "how to" not just the comcepts. probably a book one would listen to multiple times even just for the meditations.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • christopher caster
    15/01/16
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    "it works"

    Williams and Zinn both have lovely voices, so listening was very pleasant. I was already familiar with meditation, so I took to it easily. I would recommend this program to anyone. all you need is some patience and a few minutes a day. The print version has a CD so the tracks are referred to by number that doesn't correspond to the chapter numbers. you can figure it out pretty easy but it is something to figure out.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • KEITH
    Canyon Country, CA, United States
    16/07/16
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    "This book is a life changer"
    Where does The Mindful Way Through Depression rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the books that has changed my life. It teaches the listener some very powerful skills to take control of one's current state. To help us realize that stress, anxiety, and depression are often allowing thoughts of past mistakes or future concerns to control the current, and thus rob us of the joy of living right now.


    What other book might you compare The Mindful Way Through Depression to and why?

    As this is a self help book, the closest books may be teaching company lectures.


    What did you learn from The Mindful Way Through Depression that you would use in your daily life?

    I learned that the mindfulness exercises are true exercises. I learn from doing them. Like exercises, it takes time to become good at them


    Any additional comments?

    If the listener struggles with being controlled by their emotions, this may be a great solution. It certainly helped me.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stacey Davis
    21/10/17
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    "Amazing! I recommend to everyone I know."

    I love this book for several reasons. It explains why we have reoccurring depression, in easy to understand language and with scientific back-up. This book explains it in a way that can help others, who do not battle depression, so that they can understand. Even if you don't believe in mediation, the book is worth it just for the explanation.
    The mediation exercises are amazing though and I highly recommend them too. This is not a miracle cure....it takes hard work and daily dedication. I've listened to it many times and have even now purchased the workbook.
    I have been diagnosed with mayor depressive disorder and have battled major depression, off and on, for 25 years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • liz mcfadden
    21/09/17
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    "Wow... "

    This groundbreaking approach was VERY enlightening & life altering! This is a must for anyone suffering from depression.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark V. Tarantino
    20/08/17
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    "Wonderful Mindfulness Based CBT instruction."

    The books narrative portion hit all the right notes and evolved the transmission of insight and instruction at just the right pace.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Colleen Nettleton
    06/03/17
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    "Extremely helpful"

    Several lightbulb moments as to what was keeping me stuck. Narrator easy to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beverly Jean Hansell
    Levittown, PA
    21/01/17
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    "Amazing !"

    I have used Mindful Meditation CD's for about 6 months and found them very helpful. This book is the very best. It goes beyond just exercises and gives you ways to help depression. The body scan, if used daily is life changing!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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