Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, or MBCT, is designed for people who suffer from repeated bouts of depression or chronic unhappiness. It has proven to be beneficial as part of a plan in treating ADHD to strengthen focus, planning and impulse control. Mindfulness can help quiet the mind from ruminating messages of self- doubt, criticism, worry and fear. It does this through combining the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness.
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 to considerably reduce their chances of depression returning.
What does MBCT help treat?
- Depression and anxiety
- Low mood and negative thoughts
- Body sensations such as weariness and sluggishness
- Focus and Attention
- Stress and Pain
If you can relate to any of the above issues, mindfulness-based therapy may be right for you. MBCT helps people separate themselves from their thoughts and moods, and teaches them how to recognize their sense of being and that they have a choices in where they place their focus and attention. It also aims to give participants the necessary tools to combat depressive symptoms as they arise.
Evidence indicates that mindfulness-based therapy may reduce the rate of depressive relapse by 50%. It is a scientifically proven medicine used in counseling to set yourself free from unhealthy emotional patterns and mindless habits in order to fully live and enjoy life. If you or someone you know may benefit from mindfulness-based therapy, please contact Tara Kryman at Minds at Peace Therapy today for a free 15 minute counseling consultation near you. We can discuss your needs and see how this therapy may be able to help.