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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy


Another term you might hear bandied about in the mindfulness world is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, or MBCT.

This type of course is particularly aimed at those suffering from depression and similar health problems, as it incorporates some conventional therapeutic techniques into mindfulness exercises.

"Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was adapted from MBSR by adding tools and techniques from standard cognitive therapy to help people prone to recurring depression," Dr. Robotham explains.

"People with depression tend to ruminate and go over and over negative thoughts. Standard cognitive therapy encourages people to examine their thoughts and question their accuracy. This helps people to distance themselves from their negative thoughts and to become more able to let go of them."

If you think MBCT might be good for you, why not talk to a mental health professional about options available, or research courses near you? 


Women in Focus Editor
08/29/2012
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