Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or MBCT is a type of psychotherapy treatment that combines cognitive therapy, meditation, and mindfulness.  MBCT helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, which can, in turn, significantly help in freeing them from unhelpful patterns of behavior.

MBCT is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response.

MBCT can help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance dependency
  • Persistent pain
  • Disordered eating
  • Sexual issues
  • Anger management issues

Most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to reap the benefits of MBCT. If any of the above issues resonate with you, I encourage you to try mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

With MBCT, you’ll be able to identify and adjust the thoughts that directly influence your emotions and behavior. This adjustment process is referred to as cognitive reconstructing, which happens through different CBT techniques.

Some MBCT techniques are:

  • Awareness of thoughts and emotions
  • Challenging beliefs
  • Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Social, physical and thinking exercises

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. MBCT sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the person in treatment are focused on the different goals of each session, which in turn ensures that each and every session is productive.

If you or someone you know would benefit from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, please contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.