Mindfulness-Based Therapy was designed for people who suffer from repeated bouts of depression or chronic unhappiness. It is also useful for everyone which research consistently showing the positive effects on our minds, bodies, and relationships. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness.
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present. This state is described as observing one’s thoughts and feelings without judging them as good or bad.
What does MBCT help treat?
- Depression and anxiety
- Food and eating issues
- Low mood and negative thoughts
- Body sensations such as weariness and sluggishness
If you can relate to any of the above issues, mindfulness-based therapy may be right for you. In fact, recent research has shown that people who have been clinically depressed three or more times in their life find that learning mindfulness-based skills help considerably reduce their chances of depression returning. Evidence indicates that mindfulness-based therapy may reduce the rate of depressive relapse by 50%!
MBCT helps people separate themselves from their thoughts and moods, and teaches them how to recognize their sense of being. It also aims to give participants the necessary tools to combat depressive symptoms as they arise. If you or someone you know may benefit from mindfulness-based therapy, please contact me today for a free consultation. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.