CBT resources


Useful exercises and helpful CBT material at the Centre for Clinical Interventions.

Excellent set of CBT self help resources at getselfhelp

This online course has been written by a Psychiatrist who has many years of experience using a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach and also in helping people use these skills in everyday life.

An online cognitive behavioural course for depression.


The Overcoming Series is a set of self help books on all areas of mental health and use Cognitive Behavioural Strategies to help people overcome their problems. Please click CBT book list for all recommendations.

Audio downloads and YouTube videos

Free Podcasts from Oxford University available on itunes on The Psychology of Depression

University of Oxford Podcasts

We live in a world filled with material wealth, live longer and healthier lives, and yet anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and depression have never been more common. In this series, Professor Mark Williams  and Dr Danny Penman discuss the recent scientific advances that have radically altered our understanding of depression and related disorders. Also discussed is the latest treatments and therapies that are offering hope to those suffering from depression.

Free audio Values Exercises  (Peak memories and Tombstone exercises)

Mindfulness Resources


Useful websites (UK) 

This is the Centre for Mindfulness research and practise. You can buy CD’s and learn more about professional training here.

Bemindful.co.uk is a recent website put up by the Mental Health Foundation that is a wealth of resources: podcasts with Mark Williams, one of MBCT’s developers, GPs and service users familiar with MBCT, overviews of the research and a directory of MBCT groups.

The Oxford Mindfulness centre has some excellent mindfulness resources including research papers. You can also purchase CD’s here.

 Mind and Life is an organization bridging the gap between science (particularly cognitive science and neuroscience) and Buddhism. The Dalai Lama is a central figure.

Useful American websites

 The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society is dedicated to furthering the practice and integration of mindfulness in the lives of individuals, institutions, and society through a wide range of clinical, research, education, and outreach initiatives in the public and private sector.

Mindfulness Research and Practise provides a monthly bulletin to build awareness of and inform the latest scientific advances in mindfulness.


Living in the Moment by Anna Black (Cico, 2012)

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Delta, 1990)

Wherever You Go, There You Are Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life  by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Hyperion, 2005)

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by Jon Kabat-Zinn, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Mark Williams (The Guilford Press, 2007)

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Danny Penman and Mark Williams (Piatkus, 2011)

Articles on meditation

Article in The Independent (2005) Declutter your Mind http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-

Article on Monkey Mind from Exeter University 

Article in The Observer (2011) Meditation Delaying the Ageing Process 

Western Morning News (2011) Techniques helping to tackle depression without drugs 

The Daily Beast (2012) Mindfulness Meditation is Rediscovered 

Audio downloads and YouTube videos

Audio – I recommend these recorded meditations which are available on iTunes by Professor Mark Williams (used in all Mindfulness courses) at £6.99

Mindfulness Meditation available on itunes


Mark Williams and Danny Penman also have some free mindfulness recordings which accompany their book A Practical Guide to finding Peace in a Frantic World:

Mindfulness meditation of the body and breath

The befriending meditation

Three minute breathing space

YouTube video – published on Mar 19, 2012

An interview with Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University before his talk at Science Oxford Live on Mindfulness: Science and Practice: 

Mindfulness Interview (BBC)

David Sillito tried mindfulness meditation and talks about his experience and an interview with Dr Danny Penman (book recommended in the Resources section).

From the BBC 4th January 2012:

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Upcoming Mindfulness Meditation
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