Our Mindfulness team are pleased to be offering a full Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course for recurring depression and anxiety. This is an 8 week course, with an initial orientation session to help you decide whether this is the right choice for you. The focus of the course is mindfulness practice and it is not group therapy or ‘chalk and talk’ learning.
If you have had depression, anxiety or both, 3 or more times and think a course may be helpful for you and you are willing to make a commitment to all the sessions and to the home practice, then you can register your interest through the ‘Register Online’ tab or call us on (01208) 871905. If you prefer, you can speak to your GP about a referral. We will then arrange for an assessment call with one of our team so that we can decide together whether this is a helpful treatment option or whether one of our other treatments may be of more benefit.
Are Courses Effective?
MBCT combines mindfulness meditation practices, with elements from cognitive therapy to help change the way we meet the habitual negative thought patterns that are characteristic of depression and anxiety. In trials, MBCT courses and continued practice have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of relapse in depression and anxiety and to be widely beneficial to health, wellbeing and happiness. (Allen et al 2009).