Mindfulness based cognitive therapy
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help those who are experiencing repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness.
The UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recently endorsed MBCT as an effective treatment for the relapse prevention of depression.
What is Mindfulness based cognitive therapy?
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the idea of cognitive behavioural therapy with mindfulness practices. The practice of mindfulness allows you to pay close attention to the present moment, noting your thoughts, feelings and body sensations with an attitude of curiosity and non-judgement.
The MBCT programme is developed to encourage people to become more aware of their internal thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations in order to disengage with negative thoughts and focus on present-moment awareness.
How will mindfulness practice help you?
- Increase self-awareness and self-confidence
- Raise your ability to handle stressful situations
- Learn how to handle your thoughts, moods and emotions more effectively
- Improve cognitive effectiveness and capacity for decision making
- Enhance your focus and attention
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Typical duration of treatment: 8 week evening programme, one night per week