Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

The History of MBCT

Mindfulness is not new and has been a part of spiritual practice for many, many years. Its history within Eastern mental health care is comparably new, however the body of research for its efficacy is growing all the time.

Mindfulness was initially incorporated into a programme to help people with chronic pain/illness conditions and has now been adapted to help those with long-term depression and related difficulties. Combining mindfulness with cognitive therapy, MBCT provides us with the tools to detect typical thinking patterns associated with depression and anxiety, such as ruminating or worrying, and helps us to strengthen our ability to treat thoughts as events of the mind. There is good evidence that with practice, this can help to reduce the future relapse of depression, prolonging well-being.

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MBCT courses

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