Mindfulness-Based TherapyMindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, or MBCT, is designed for people who suffer 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. Find a Therapist
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, or MBCT, is designed for people who suffer 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.
Recent research has also shown that people who have been clinically depressed three or more times in their life find that learning mindfulness-based skills helps to considerably reduce their chances of depression returning.
What does MBCT help treat?
- Depression and anxiety
- Food and eating issues
- Low mood and negative thoughts
- Body sensations such as weariness and sluggishness
If you can relate to any of the above issues, mindfulness-based therapy may be right for you. MBCT helps people separate themselves from their thoughts and moods and teaches them how to recognize their sense of being, and aims to give participants the necessary tools to combat depressive symptoms as they arise.
Evidence indicates that mindfulness-based therapy may reduce the rate of depressive relapse by 50%. If you or someone you know will benefit from mindfulness-based therapy, please contact us today so we can schedule an appointment. We would be happy to speak with you about how a Mindfully Healing Clinician may be able to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Mindfulness-CBT?
Mindfulness-CBT is the practice of being aware of your body and feelings in the present moment. While that sounds simple, most of the time our mind is only partially aware of the moment we are living. We are distracted and/or busy worrying about the future or ruminating about the past. Mindfulness helps you decrease stress, anxiety and depression through the cultivation of present-moment clarity, awareness, and acceptance. It has to do with paying attention, on purpose, and allowing an experience to be, as it is, without evaluating if it is good or bad, or wising it could be different.
What are the benefits of Mindfulness-CBT?
Mindfulness-CBT is an incredibly common, relaxing practice that can help adults and children in numerous ways. There are many positive physical, psychological, emotional, and cognitive benefits of Mindfulness-CBT.
- Stress Reduction
- Decreased anxiety
- Reduction in frequency and intensity of low mood
- Improved self-esteem • Increased insight and self-awareness
- Improved quality of relationships
- Increased attention and concentration
- Decreased chronic pain
Is Mindfulness-CBT right for me?
Mindfulness-CBT is right for anyone who would like to feel more in control of their thoughts, rather than their thoughts controlling them. Being mindful can help us to take a mental step back from the negative automatic thoughts that can crowd our minds, hinder our self-esteem, or affect our relationships with those around us. It won’t make your problems go away, but it can give you the ability to see past them and gain a bit of perspective.