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Let's Talk About CBT

Welcome to Let's Talk About CBT! This is a podcast about cognitive behavioural therapy: what it is, what it's not and how it can be useful. Dr Lucy Maddox interviews experts in the field including people who have experienced CBT for themselves.  A mix of interviews, myth-busting and CBT jargon explained, this accessible podcast is brought to you by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

Oct 9, 2018

This episode of BABCP’s Let’s Talk About CBT is all about Mindfulness Based Therapies, including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Professor Willem Kuyken and Chris Henry speak to Dr Lucy Maddox about this talking therapy, which is from the wider family of CBTs. Find out what Mindfulness Based Therapies are and hear what it feels like to experience them.

If you’re interested in finding out more here are some resources:



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: