Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), is designed for people who suffer from repeated bouts of depression or chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. The practice of MBCT compliments quite well Cognitive Behavioral Therapy page (CBT) as described on the Services page of this website.
Recent research has shown that people who have been clinically depressed three or more times in their life find that learning mindfulness-based skills help to considerably reduce their chances of depression returning.
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD from Wherever You Go, There You Are
What does MBCT help treat?
- Food and eating issues
- Low mood and negative thoughts
- Body sensations such as low energy and fatigue
If you can relate to any of the above issues, MBCT may be right for you. MBCT helps people separate themselves from their thoughts and emotions and teaches them how to recognize their sense of being. It also aims to give participants the necessary tools to combat depression and anxiety as they arise.
Evidence indicates that the efficacy of MBCT in reducing symptom severity and in reducing the rate of relapse of depression and anxiety. If you or someone you know may benefit from MBCT, please contact me today for a free consultation. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.