The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Stress

Mark Williams, John Teasdale and Zindel Segal

From the authors of the bestselling

The Mindful Way through Depression—which explores how mindfulness can break the cycle of chronic unhappiness—this carefully constructed workbook is written for those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and other forms

of emotional distress. It shows the reader how to build a mindfulness practice in 8 weeks. Basic mindfulness principles and facts about depression and other common emotional problems are combined with specific mindfulness exercises to try on a daily and weekly basis, plus a wealth of interactive features that encourage and motivate.

Readers will be drawn in immediately by self-assessments, reflection questions and exercises with spaces to jot down notes, worksheets for keeping track of progress, and quotations and questions from others going through the program. Each week’s guided meditations are provided on the accompanying MP3 CD and can also be downloaded by purchasers.

As the most clearly laid out description of the theory and practice of MBCT to date, it is also proving of interest to mental health professionals and students.

Here is a 2023 article showing the effectiveness of this Workbook conducted by Dr Clara Strauss and colleagues at the University of Sussex, UK: Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Supported Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Self-help Compared With Supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Self-help for Adults Experiencing DepressionThe Low-Intensity Guided Help Through Mindfulness (LIGHTMind) Randomized Clinical Trial and an article in The Guardian newspaper about it: Mindfulness better than CBT for treating depression – The Guardian 27 March 2023