Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer presents an eight-week course for MBCT which has been tried and tested over ten years of clinical use, and is targeted specifically for people with cancer.
- There is growing evidence of mindfulness as a successful and cost-effective intervention for reducing the negative psychological impact of cancer and treatment
- Draws upon the author’s experience of working with people with cancer, and her own recent experience of using mindfulness with cancer diagnosis and treatment
- Stories from cancer patients illustrate the learning and key themes of the course
- Includes new short practices and group processes developed by the author
Trish Bartley has succeeded in writing a book that speaks to the deepest fears of cancer sufferers with such compassion that no-one can fail to draw hope and healing from her words. Drawing on her own experience of cancer, and on her skill as a mindfulness teacher, she has pioneered a combination of mindfulness and cognitive therapy that is enormously empowering for sufferers and their families. The implications of what she says go far wider than any clinic – to the heart of what it means to be fully human and fully alive in the presence of our own death.
—Mark Williams, Director, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and Co-author of ‘Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world’
Trish Bartley has taught MBCT to people with cancer in a regional oncology unit in Wales since 2000. She is an Honorary Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Bangor University. She was one of the founding teachers at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University, where she co-leads programmes for health professionals, and students on the Masters programme, to train as mindfulness-based teachers. She delivers mindfulness-based training retreats internationally.