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The Mindful Way Through Depression

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If you’ve ever struggled with depression or know someone who has, take heart: mindfulness practice is a simple, powerful way to naturally break depression’s self-perpetuating cycle. With the Mindful Way Through Depression app, four leading researchers present insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy about how to triumph over this illness—and, more importantly, how to prevent it from striking again. Join these uniquely qualified experts to discover the power of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and identify ways feelings, thoughts, the body, and behavior interact to trigger depression, as well as tools to address and counteract these triggers.

Learn More About:
- The “quicksand effect” of depression—why our attempts to think our way out of depression can backfire, and the strategy we can use for true freedom
- The biology of depression—how meditation can rewrite neural structures and heal chemical imbalances
- What to do when you’re not depressed—techniques for cultivating an abiding sense of joy that will protect you from recurrence
- The difference between the “doing mode” and the “being mode,” and the difference between thoughts and the truth
- The basic concepts of mindfulness and awareness, and several mindfulness meditation practices that can counteract depression

Even successful treatments for depression too often stop short of providing you with a way to protect yourself from falling back into the downward spiral. With the Mindful Way Through Depression app, develop the tools you need to understand the core mental habits and patterns that lead to depression—and learn a proven method for creating genuine change that lasts a lifetime.

The Mindful Way Through Depression app features:
- A mindfulness-based study of how to free yourself from chronic unhappiness, including guided mindfulness meditations for health and happiness, narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn (5 hours, 13 minutes of audio)
- A relaxing slide show
- An interactive vine garden to enjoy while listening (iPad only)
- Bookmarking to help you easily find your favorite content
- Bonus video from Jon Kabat-Zinn
- Bonus excerpt from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book Mindfulness for Beginners

About the Authors

Mark Williams, PhD, is professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oxford and Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, and co-author with Drs. Segal and Teasdale of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, a bestselling book for professionals.

John Teasdale, PhD, has held senior research appointments in the department of psychiatry at the University of Oxford and in the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge.

Zindel Segal, PhD, is the Morgan Firestone Chair in Psychotherapy in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and head of the Cognitive Therapy Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is the founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Professor Emeritus in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine. His clinic was featured in 1993 in the public television series Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Full-Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness.