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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy



Sub-group: Cognitive Physiotherapy



Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. The heart of this work lies in becoming acquainted with the modes of mind that often characterize mood disorders while simultaneously learning to develop a new relationship to them. MBCT was developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale, based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program.


As MBCT is a relatively new approach, we are not yet able to direct you to an established network of teachers. What we have suggested to those interested in finding an MBCT program in their area is to capitalize on the local knowledge of teachers/therapists who offer MBCT, MBSR or who incorporate mindfulness into their clinical care. These practitioners might also be able to suggest local referrals, if they themselves do not offer the program. The internet can be helpful in this endeavour. We have found that using Google and entering terms such as “mindfulness based cognitive therapy” + your city or region, or “mindfulness” + your city or region can identify relevant folks to contact about this.




The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (Book & CD)

Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness




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