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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale, based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction programme. The MBCT programme was designed specifically to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression. The programme takes the form of 8 weekly classes, plus an all-day session held at around week 6. A set of Guided Meditations accompany the programme, so that participants can practise at home once a day throughout the course.

This website provides additional information about Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and the work of Professor Mark Williams.

Professor Williams is Honorary Professor of Clinical Psychology at University of Oxford and works in the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford and collaborates with other researchers and mindfulness teachers internationally. Learn more about current research at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

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March 2014: Crowd funding initiative The Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) has launched the first crowdfund pitch to fight mental illness and depression. Hosted by Crowdcube, the pitch has a target of £500,000. It will be used to escalate Oxford Mindfulness Centre’s breakthrough research programmes, and share existing knowledge by recruiting trainers, clinicians, carers and mentors, benefiting existing and future generations of depression sufferers.
See Ruby Wax, Michael Acton Smith and Lady Marina Cowdray speak about mindfulness and for further details about Oxford Mindfulness Centre’s fundraising through Crowdcube see http://oxford.crowdcube.com/
Published January 2014 The Mindful Way Workbook is written for anyone who suffers from depression or chronic emotional distress and would like to find a way to improve their own lives through Mindfulness. It is intended to provide the reader with an understanding of the psychology of mindfulness, and a step-by-step guide through the 8-week programme. This can be used alongside classes or as a self-help guide. It is available from all good book shops including Amazon, please see our Books page for more information about this and other books about Mindfulness and MBCT.
Cry of Pain - Understanding Suicide and the suicidal mindCry of Pain – Understanding suicide and the suicidal mind (3rd edition) by Professor Mark Williams offers new perspectives on suicide and suicidal behaviour.
What is it that causes someone to end his or her own life, or to harm themselves?
Informative and sympathetically written, it is essential reading for therapists and mental health professionals as well as those struggling with suicidal feelings, their family and friends.
It is available from all good book shops including Amazon, please see our Books page for more information about this and other books about Mindfulness and MBCT.