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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression and Anxiety

12.0 CE Hours Available

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This seminar introduces participants to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), an innovative, clinically proven treatment that encourages patients to play an active role in preventing the return of depression by integrating elements of mindfulness-based meditative practice with cognitive therapy. This type of learning is experiential in nature and often involves developing a capacity to allow distressing feelings, thoughts and sensations to occupy awareness, without trying to change them, replace them with other thoughts, or fix anything about them.



  • the structure of MBCT and the core therapeutic tasks that accompany each of the 8 sessions
  • three forms of mindfulness training:
    • The Body Scan
    • Mindfulness of the Breath
    • Three Minute Breathing Space
  • the body?s role as a vital terminus for greeting and working with our emotions
  • using the breath as an anchor when turning towards difficult or unpleasant aspects of our experience
  • recognizing when our minds are on automatic pilot and how this cognitive motor drives rumination and worry throughout the day


Mindfulness and Mood Disorders

  • Depression as a chronic relapsing condition
  • Pharmacological and psychological prophylaxis in Major Depression
  • The rationale behind MBCT

The Clinical Outcomes of MBCT

  • Linking the core mindfulness practices in the model to the prevention of depressive relapse?The data behind MBCT

Eight Session MBCT Program

  • Structure of the 8 week course?MBCT Sessions 1 to 3
  • Automatic pilot?Where is your attention? - Moving your attention into the body ? the body scan

If You Have a Mind It Will Wander

  • Responding to difficulties that arise from the practice? Mindfulness of the breath?Mindfulness practice

Thoughts and the Territory of Depression

  • MBCT Sessions 4 & 5
  • Meditation / concentration, mindfulness and psychotherapy? Thoughts and the territory of depression

Wide and Narrow Foci of Attention

  • Expanding awareness to emotions and thoughts?Staying present?Take a three-minute breathing space

MBCT Sessions 6-7

  • Healing and the mind?How can you best take care of yourself? - Using what has been learned to deal with future moods

MBCT Session 8 is the Rest of Your Life

  • Mindfulness practice
  • Typical problems encountered in groups
  • Beginning your own mindfulness practice