Mark Williams, a professor of clinical psychology at Oxford University, talks about Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
It enables you to see it more clearly — to see the chatter of the mind, just going on and on and on — and to begin, not to try to repress it or suppress it, not to try to push it away, but just to notice it, to acknowledge it, even to welcome it. And to say, almost with a smile, 'Ah, there you are again'. And when we greet it with a smile there's a very very curious thing happens . . . it tends to go away by itself."
Carol Cattley describes her experiences of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for depression, and how it helped her to make positive changes in her own life, where previously she never thought possible.MORE
"My pick for the single most effective treatment for managing stress is actually quite a simple one . . . change your thinking style." From Mike Evans, Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health, University of Toronto.MORE
Professor Mark Williams, co-developer of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and research fellow at Oxford University, discusses the science behind why mindfulness works, in calming stress and preventing depression from recurring.MORE
In this short film from the Mental Health Foundation, Kathy Andrews talks about how she came to practise mindfulness with Professor Mark Williams. This practice has given her invaluable techniques to help overcome her depression.MORE