Individual Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression
You can prevent further relapses of depression with Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT) Was developed to help people who have experienced chronic depression.
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression is an integration of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It was developed for patients who had had three or more episodes of depression and teaches techniques to enable participants to disengage from habitual ‘automatic’ depressive ways of thinking.
It is an eight session usually one session per week programme that is very prescriptive. Every session is planed out with set aims, goals and homework
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was developed to help people who have experienced depressive episodes. In 2017 Mindfulness and meditation for Depression and Anxiety is becoming evermore popular due to politicians, film stars, celebrities like Ruby Wax, Goldie Hawn and of course scientific evidence. Many people are confusing the many forms of meditation or even general Mindfulness practiced by Buddhists with Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression and other Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (specifically developed therapies with all religious and spiritual beliefs removed).
It’s a six to eight session (usually one session a week) course.
It teaches us how to exit and stay out of negative thinking routines. ‘Letting go mindfully’ means freeing yourself from the constant striving of avoiding unhappiness and/or achieving happiness. Allowing us to move towards Freedom.
Practicing the taught strategies regularly may bring you:
- Increased experience of calm and relaxation
- Higher levels of energy and enthusiasm for living
- Increased self-confidence and self-acceptance
- An improved ability to handle short and long term stressful situations
What is Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) has been developed with the aim of reducing relapse, for those who are vulnerable to episodes of depression. This empowering way of working has also gained empirical validation. It is needed because the risk of relapse and recurrence in those who have been depressed is very high, and the amount of triggering required for each subsequent episode becomes lower each time depression recurs.
The core skill to be learned is how to exit and stay out of negative thinking routines.
People who implement some of the taught strategies regularly may find lasting physical and psychological benefits such as:- increased experience of calm and relaxation,. higher levels of energy and enthusiasm for living, increased self-confidence and self-acceptance and an improved ability to handle short and long term stressful situations.
Strategies used in MBCT
- Meditation eg body scan, breathing meditation, walking meditation.
- Mindfulness-living in the present moment.
- Thinking about thinking.
- Taking off your automatic pilot mode.
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