Mindfulness-based Cognitive Psychotherapy , or MBCT, is designed for people who suffer from repeated bouts of depression or chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive psychotherapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. This type of psychotherapy helps train the brain to deal with negative thoughts by accepting them, but not trying to change them or react to them.
What does MBCT help treat?
- Food and eating issues
- Low mood or negative thoughts
- Body sensations such as weariness and sluggishness
If you can relate to any of the above issues, mindfulness-based psychotherapy helps separate thoughts and moods, and teaches how to recognize a sense of being. It also aims to give participants the necessary tools to combat depressive symptoms as they arise.