Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies

Patrizia Collard

Language: English

Pages: 376

ISBN: 1118519469

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies

Patrizia Collard

Language: English

Pages: 376

ISBN: 1118519469

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Stay in the present and build a happier future

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies takes you through the eight-week MBCT course, using the principles of mindfulness to complement established CBT techniques. You'll discover how using MBCT can help lower your risk of relapsing into depression and reduce the risk of other mental health disorders including anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem.

  • Provides a solid foundation for positive mental health
  • The downloadable audio files contain guided meditations, a core feature of the MBCT program
  • MBCT works as an excellent supplement to therapy and may reduce the need for medication

If you suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia, or a host of other mental health disorders, let Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies keep you in the present and build a happier future.

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who needs it more, or help a friend or neighbour with a task they can’t achieve by themselves. Any other ideas? Even if some intentions you come up with do not manifest in actions (perhaps, ‘I want to help a charity or take grandpa out to the pub once a month’), keep focusing on the good. All wholesome behaviours start with an intention, and one day you may actually bring it alive. All the while, please remember you are a fallible human being, and in the next moment you can start again. This is

only around her sickness and start living again, engaging with others to see that, as well as suffering, gladness also exists in the world. * * * An essential aspect of mindfulness is compassion for yourself and others. Resting with your negative thoughts during mindfulness exercises helps you to see that nobody is perfect and that you’re not as bad as you may think. The more you feed this kind of awareness, the less likely you are to be a harsh critic of yourself. The result is a

special care to direct your breath towards any discomfort, strain or resistance you experience, breathing in to the difficult sensations. On the out-breath you gently soften and remember that this sensation will pass. As best you can, take away your expanded awareness to where the stressful situation awaits. You have, however, now taken more control of the situation. Maybe your argument can now become a focused conversation where you and your co-worker agree to disagree. When dealing

list of techniques that you may want to try for letting go/dealing with them: Ride the difficult emotion as if surfing on a big wave: It reaches a peak and then slowly ebbs away; use mindful breathing and observe it with interest and curiosity. Allow yourself to fully feel the emotion but not act on it: Go right into sensing and describing it; for example, ‘this anger feels hot, looks bright orange, makes my body temperature go up, causes my breathing to speed up’. Take a scientist’s

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