FREEING YOURSELF FROM DEPRESSION AND EMOTIONAL DISTRESS
THE 8 WEEK (MBCT) MINDFULNESS BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY PROGRAMME
What is MBCT
MBCT combines ancient wisdom meditation practices and 21st century science to help you overcome depression, anxiety and stress by simply learning new ways to respond to your thoughts and feelings.
It takes the form of 8 weekly classes, plus an all-day session held at around week 6.
MBCT is a non-religious course and is suitable for people from all faiths and none.
Does it work?
MBCT has been tested and proven effective in clinical trials throughout the world.
The UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has endorsed MBCT as an effective treatment for prevention of depression relapse.
Scientific research has shown a range of benefits associated with participation in both MBSR and MBCT courses including:
Enhanced capacity to manage anxiety
Sharpened attention & concentration
Deeper sense of calm & peace
Increased enthusiasm & energy levels
Improved mood regulation
Increased self confidence
Enhanced capacity for acceptance
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Next 8 week MBCT course
Weekly 2hr group sessions for 8 weeks and one day-long retreat.
There is a set of audio files to accompany the programme, which you are encouraged to use to practise on your own once a day, six days a week. This forms an important part of the programme. In the classes, there is an opportunity to talk about your experiences with the practices and the obstacles that inevitably arise. An experienced mindfulness teacher will support you to find ways to deal with any difficulties skilfully and to gradually integrate the practice into your life in a way the works for you.
Includes: home practice audio files, course information folder and home practice worksheets, 30 hours of face to face teaching and guidance and 9 weeks of teacher support outside of taught sessions
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What clinicians say about MBCT
I consider MBCT to be an effective means of preventing and treating depression and enhancing emotional wellbeing.
Andrew Weil, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Optimum Health and Spontaneous Happiness