Professor Mark Williams, co-author of Mindfulness, addressed a packed audience last Thursday on the benefits of using mindfulness when treating depression. Mark's new book, written with Dr Danny Penman, is founded on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). MBCT, co-developed by Mark Williams, is recommended by the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and is as effective as drugs for the prevention of depression.
The event was part of a series of four free forums on mental health hosted by Ruby Wax, Judith Owen and the mental health charity SANE. Held at the Menier Chocolate Factory, members of the public get the opportunity to listen to leading experts from the fields of psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience.
Mark enjoyed a warm reception and much support from his fellow panel members: Judith Owen, Ruby Wax, and founder and chief executive of SANE, Marjorie Wallace.
To find out more about mindfulness, visit www.mbct.co.uk.
Praise for Mindfulness
'If you want to free yourself from anxiety, then read this book' Ruby Wax
'Peace can't be achieved in the outside world unless we have peace on the inside. Mindfulness gives us this' Goldie Hawn
'You would do well to put yourself in the experienced hands of Mark Williams and Danny Penman, and give yourself over to their guidance and to the programme that they map out' Jon Kabat-Zinn
'Want a happier, more content life? I highly recommend the down-to-earth methods you'll find in Mindfulness. Professor Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman have teamed up to give us scientifically grounded techniques we can apply in the midst of our everyday challenges and catastrophes' Daniel Goleman, bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence
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