Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCT)

This therapy has been found effective in treatment for various mood disorders and anxiety disorders. It is useful for people who have experienced chronic depression and unhappiness. MBCT combines the elements of CBT with meditative practices and cultivation of present-oriented and non-judgemental practice. 

What to expect

  1. Learn to better be aware of and in touch with your mind and the symptoms of your mood disorder and learn to develop a new relationship with these.
  2. Learn to consciously pay attention to your thougths and feelings
  3. Learn to recognize and reassess negative thinking patterns, replace these with more positive thinking patterns and change the way in which you react to these patterns.

Exercises that could be utilized to grow in mindfulness practice and add to your CBT treatment

  1. Yoga
  2. Meditation
  3. Body Scan Exercises
  4. Mindfulness Stretching
  5. Engaging in daily mindfulness exercises
  6. Various breathing exercises