Pre-Reading

These books are required pre-reading for the program.  Please give yourself time to read thoroughly.   These texts will also assist you in completing the study module.   Please note: the first easy for the Study Module needs to be submitted two months before you attend the intensive.

(A range of articles and other resources will be provided once you enrol in the Study Module.)

  • McCown, D., Reibel D., Micozzi, M.S., Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators, New York: Springer, 2010
  • Kabat-Zinn, J, Full Catastrophe Living, Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, Delacorte Press, New York, NY, 1990.
  • Segal, Z. V., Williams, J. M. G., Teasdale, J. D. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse New York: Guilford Press, 2013.
If you are not familiar with CBT, it would be beneficial to read:

  • Padesky , C., Greenberger, D., Mind Over Mood by Christine and Dennis Greenberger., Guilford Press, 1996
An understanding of Buddhist psychology is an important base from which to teach MBSR and MBCT effectively. Here are some starting places to explore if you haven't already:

  • Goldstein, J., Insight Meditation, Shambala, 2003
  • Bernard, T., How to Wake Up, Wisdom Publications, Boston, 2013
  • Thera, N., The Heart of Buddhist Meditation, Weiser, 1996.
  • Hanson, R., Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, New Harbinger: 2009


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