MBCT, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

MBCT was developed by clinical psychologists Mark Williams, Zindel Segal and John Teasdale. MBCT is a program for individuals who have been diagnosed with clinical depression in the past. They may have participated in several treatments, e.g. therapy and/or medication and they may have experienced at least one relapse. It requires a lot of courage and patience as well as commitment to embrace this experience and to learn to live with it. MBCT is a combined program based on CBT and Mindfulness. It is mainly developed to prevent the relapse of depression.

This program can be facilitated as a group program or offered on an individual basis. MBCT is an eight-week program teaching individuals in better managing their experience with depression and/or anxiety. For more information go to the Oxford Mindfulness Centre Webpage

MBCT INCLUDES

Psycho-Education


Definitions

Depression and Anxiety

Behavioural, Emotional, Cognitive Pattern

Impact of mood on our reactions


Activities


Paper and Pencil

Introspection

Reflection and Inquiry

Practices


Mindfulness Meditation

Self-Compassion


Regina is a registered ACCESS MBCT Therapist.


ACCESS MBCT is an international listing of mental health professionals who are committed to excellence in the delivery, training and dissemination of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.


*In some countries, MBCT therapists are referred to as MBCT instructors or teachers and all are equally eligible for listing on ACCESS MBCT.