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Let's Talk About CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: what it is, what it's not and how it can be useful.


Oct 9, 2018

How does mindfulness fit with CBT?

And is it all about sitting about on a yoga mat? (spoiler - it's not).

This episode delves into Mindfulness Based Therapies, including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

Prof. Willem Kuyken and Chris Henry speak to Dr Lucy Maddox.

Show notes: 

If you’re interested in finding out more...


This is book that Willem mentions in the podcast and it comes with a CD of meditations: Williams, M., & Penman, D. (2011). Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world. Hachette UK.

These books are also good:

Teasdale, J. D., Williams, J. M. G., & Segal, Z. V. (2014). The mindful way workbook: An 8-week program to free yourself from depression and emotional distress. Guilford Publications.

Segal, Z. V., Williams, M., & Teasdale, J. D. (2018). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression. Guilford Publications.



Headspace has lots of animations about mindfulness and an app you can download to your phone (they do a free trial so you can see if you like it).

This organisation are bringing mindfulness to schools with several specially devised programs:

Here is the organisation that Willem works at:

And in particular this page has lots of resources you can access for free:

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies website is here: