Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy

“Mindfulness works out your brain and builds ‘thinking roads’ that enable you to be less fearful of the future and the now, and fully immerse yourself in truly living life. The more you practice, the more your brain structurally changes and engages your self-soothing system.”
- Patrizia Collard




Sense of control, satisfaction



What is Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a psychological therapy designed to aid in preventing the relapse of depression in individuals with major depressive disorder. MBCT utilizes traditional techniques and complements them mindfulness and meditation.

Does MBCT work?

“The UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recently endorsed MBCT as an effective treatment for prevention of relapse. Research has shown that people who have been clinically depressed 3 or more times (sometimes for twenty years or more) find that taking the program and learning these skills helps to reduce considerably their chances that depression will return. The evidence from two randomized clinical trials of MBCT indicates that it reduces rates of relapse by 50% among patients who suffer from recurrent depression.” Kuyken et al. (2008), Teasdale et al. (2000) (Source: mbct.com)

The Mindful Way Through Depression

The Mindful Way Through Depression (Zindel Segal at TEDxUTSC):

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy