MBCT is a major achievement. Based on a coherent body of experimental work, the treatment has proven its worth in reducing the recurrence of depression and, as a consequence, changing the future prospects of numerous people whose life is blighted by repeated episodes of this disabling condition. This second edition will be widely welcomed by practitioners; every chapter has been updated and numerous new practical aids have been added, including downloadable practice exercises and handouts. Thoroughly recommended." - David M. Clark, DPhil, University of Oxford, UK
"Warmly written, accessible, and deeply insightful. This landmark book has played a key role in making mindfulness a central concern in clinical practice. The up-to-date second edition not only summarizes the extraordinary expansion of research evidence, but also is immensely practical and filled with clinical wisdom. Important, too, is its emphasis on compassion. A 'must' for all therapists interested in mindfulness." - Paul Gilbert, PhD,F BPsS, OBE, University of Derby, UK
"This book has revolutionized not only the treatment of depression but the entire field of psychotherapy, bringing mindfulness practices into the treatment of many disorders and motivating an explosion of research. This second edition provides detailed guidelines for implementing the therapy that have been refined by a decade of experience. It also describes the growing mountain of evidence in favor of mindfulness-based interventions. A 'must have' for clinicians and researchers." - Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
"What began as a thoughtful new approach to treating depression over a decade ago has since changed the face of cognitive therapy. In this truly outstanding second edition, the authors offer crystal-clear instructions for teaching the MBCT program. Important new chapters have been added on embodying compassion and practicing inquiry in the teaching process. The authors review the impressive research on MBCT and offer reflections on how it actually works. Clinicians of all theoretical orientations and levels of experience will discover insights and practical skills that can have a vital impact on how they practice psychotherapy."- Christopher K. Germer, in private practice, Arlington, Massachusetts
About the Author
Zindel V. Segal, PhD, is the Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Canada and is Head of the Cognitive Behavioural 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, UK. He is also Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre in the University of Oxford’s 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 Council’s 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.