MBCT Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course

This cost includes all materials for the course.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale and based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme.

MBCT is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (NHS)  as an effective treatment for people who suffer from recurrent episodes of depression. Evidence shows that MBCT can, on average, reduce the risk of relapse of recurrent depression by 43%. And is increasingly used in Therapeutic practice across the globe.

MBCT was designed specifically to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and to prevent the depression from coming back. 

MBCT can be used in treating many other psychological conditions, including anxiety and stress related conditions.

It is also open to the general public to anyone who wishes to learn mindfulness in a structured way by a qualified teacher

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The 8-week MBCT course

In our 8-week MBCT course, participants meet together as a class two hours a week for eight weeks, plus one full day session on week 6. The main ‘work’ is done at home between classes.

CDs  accompany the 8-week course, which you use to practise on your own at home once a day, six days a week.  In the classes, there is an opportunity to talk about your experiences with the home practices, the obstacles that inevitably arise, and how to deal with them skilfully this is all done with a qualified mindfulness teacher and therapist.

More information: This website provides more information about MBCT Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and who developed it. It also has all the current research click the link below www.oxfordmindfulness.org

Mindfulness is traditionally cultivated by the practice of meditation in which people learn to pay attention in each moment with full awareness and with a friendly interest. Meditation is not about clearing the mind, but rather coming to see the mind’s patterns. Daily meditation practice allows people to see the way in which certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions, despite our best efforts to control them. 

When people practice mindfulness meditation for any length of time, a number of qualities of their experience change. People say they feel more aware or awake, feel calmer and are more able to see clearly and gain freedom from their own emotional patterns and habits. They feel freer to be more compassionate to themselves and to others. 

By taking our 8-week course and learning to focus your attention on the present moment, MBCT can help us

  • increase a sense of calm and wellbeing
  • cope better with emotional challenges
  • feel less overwhelmed
  • to become familiar with the workings of your mind
  • reduce levels of stress 
  • have greater self-compassion
  • improve your sleep quality 
  • to put you in touch with a different way of knowing yourself and the world 
  • positively change the way you think and feel about your experiences especially stressful experiences
  • to accept yourself as you are, rather than judging yourself all the time
  • increase your ability to manage difficult situations
  • reduce levels of anxiety
  • reduce levels of depression

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