Mindfulness for Black Dogs & Blue Days: Finding a Path Through Depression Hardcover – 28 Sep 2012
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About the Author
Richard Gilpin is a counsellor, cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and meditation instructor. He has trained extensively in mindfulness-based practices since the 1990s. Richard has an MA in Buddhist Studies and is co-founder of the Bodhi Garden, a registered charitable trust based in the south of England. His research into the origins and practices of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy was published in 2008.
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With unflinching honesty, warmth and humour the author, a meditation instructor, counsellor and psychotherapist, invites us to accompany him on his journey through depression and discovery. What is revealed is not only a poignant sharing of the darkest moments but the writer also acts as a kindly guide gently signposting the reader towards finding his or her own path through the thicket of depression.
It is a book communicated from the heart and consequently strikes directly into the heart of depression, unmasking it and offering the reader moments of sudden connection paradoxically breaking the isolating grip of separation so prevalent during the experience of depression. Through the writer's in-depth experience with mindfulness meditation we are shown the power of not turning away from suffering. By gradually approaching difficulty with gentleness, "unconditional friendliness" and presence it is possible to see the hidden messages buried beneath the depression and learn to cultivate a radically different way to relate to ourselves and difficulty through acceptance of the moment.
The book is written with a seamless fluidity, never losing its integrity and resulting in a rich offering of insights into the nature of depression and the transformative qualities of mindfulness meditation drawing on the author's own experiences, East/West approaches to the psychology of the human condition, ancient wisdom teachings, poetry and quotations and he also offers practical guidance with mindfulness practice.
The presentation implicitly invites pauses for mindful reflection and as a bonus the book is aesthetically pleasing, creatively designed with care given to the layout. Highly recommended this uplifting read is like a valued and encouraging friend to be treasured and held in mind.
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A really helpful book. I wish this had been available many years ago. I always thought I had to fight feelings of depression but letting go of the struggle and trying to accept it... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nicola Jarvis
fantastic service but would really like to see some corner protectors on the covers of books as books frequently get delivered with bent and discolored corners and spine tops and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have several books on this and mindfulness. This is easy to access and understand with helpful/useful exercises.Published 20 months ago by steve sharp
The style has a monotonous air, reads like a recipe book which lacks precision and clarity - a potential soufle which falls flat.Published on 6 Dec. 2013 by Soelse
It took me a while to get into this book, as by the time it arrived, I was feeling more positive and not keen to read about depression, but once I got into it, I found it very... Read morePublished on 21 Jun. 2013 by SecondCherry