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Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression Paperback – April 15, 2004
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In fact this book is unique, and doesn't really fit in the same mold as MBSR and MBCT.
Here's what I believe are the key elements:
1) EXCELLENT INTRO TO COGNITIVE THERAPY. I believe that this book contains an excellent introduction to cognitive therapy, and it can probably be used even if you aren't interested in mindfulness per se. McQuaid is a master instructor when it comes to cognitive therapy, and it shows in this book. He has an approach that is similar to Beck and others, but he has his own unique, helpful style. So I think this is an excellent resource for clients and clinicians. (Carmona is a well-established therapist in her own right, so I imagine that she contributed to the cognitive component of the book, too).
2) CONCISE, PRACTICAL INTRO TO MINDFULNESS. The introduction to mindfulness is simple and elegant, and (if I understand correctly) informed primarily by Carmona's long-standing mindfulness practice. The style here differs noticably from the writing styles of Kabat-Zinn, Santorelli, Segal and many others. The details of the approach are laid out in a very accessible, descriptive manner, without ambiguity. (I'm a fan of these other authors and their approaches, too. I'm simply pointing out that this book's style and feel is unique.)
3) SOME INTEGRATION OF THE COGNITIVE AND MINDFULNESS-BASED APPROACHES. If you are looking for a seamless integration of the two approaches, you might be a little disappointed.Read more ›
Peaceful Mind opened up a new door for me and allowed me to deal with my obsessive thoughts with the ultimately practical tools of CBT and Mindfulness.
I can honestly say that that marriage changed my life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is well written and treats well different stages of Cognitive Behavioral Psychology.Published 17 months ago by Michel V
Very good. I was able to use many of the tools to help my clients.Published 20 months ago by Melisa Alaba
This book has a purpose of controlling ones thinking and ridding the negative associations in our thinking. Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Rose Owsinski
I have considered meditation for many years but could not find the path to follow other than step by step instructions that border on mechanics rather than reason. Read morePublished on November 6, 2012 by Bill Fentress
Well written and easy to understand. I think it would be very helpful for teens to read also because of all the coaping skills it teaches you. I highly recommend it.Published on September 2, 2011 by fransnutz
Great book. Clearly and succinctly explains some really practical and simple, yet powerful methods for dealing with depression. Read morePublished on April 10, 2008 by Brendan Payne
I'm not a psychologist, so my background in issue is very narrow. I've appreciated very much this volume, as it explain in a very clear manner the inner meaning of CBT and... Read morePublished on October 26, 2006 by Davide Bondoni
Can't decide between cognitive behavioral psychology and mindfulness practice? This easy-to-read book incorporates both approaches to overcoming depression and maintaining your... Read morePublished on August 6, 2005 by Tina Hendricks