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MINDFULNESS BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a modified form of cognitive therapy that incorporates mindfulness practices such as meditation and breathing exercises. Clients are taught how to break away from negative thought patterns that can cause a downward spiral into a depressed state so they will be able to fight off depression, before it takes hold. 

 

MBCT was developed for people with recurring episodes of depression or unhappiness, to prevent relapse. It has been proven effective in patients with major depressive disorder who have experienced at least three episodes of depression. Mindfulness-based relapse prevention may also be helpful for treating generalised anxiety disorders and addictions.

 

MBCT has also been shown to improve symptoms of depression in some people with physical health conditions, such as vascular disease and traumatic brain injury. 

MBCT is applied, both, to groups and individuals. 

 

REFERENCES

 

Psychology Today

Oxford Mindfulness Center

Prevention of relapse/recurrence in major depression by MBCT

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for generalized anxiety disorder

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

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