Branch Training: MBCT for OCD
October 3, 2024 @ 8:00 am - November 11, 2025 @ 5:00 pm BST
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an innovative, standardized, and manualized treatment program designed to create significant clinical and life improvement in people who suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Based on the research and clinical experience of Dr Fabrizio Didonna and documented in his handbook Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for OCD (New York, Guilford Press, 2020) the program integrates the most effective tools of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with the clinical application of mindfulness and self-compassion practices.
This therapeutic model is the culmination of twenty-five years of the founder’s work with hundreds of people affected by OCD, and more than two decades of practicing and teaching mindfulness, especially MBCT.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can be conceptualized as a severe state of ‘mindlessness’. The heart of MBCT for OCD lies in acquainting patients with the modes of mind that characterize OCD, while simultaneously helping them to develop a new relationship to their internal states. Patients learn to view thoughts and emotions as harmless and impermanent events in the mind, independent of their content and emotional charge.
This step-by-step intensive therapeutic program aims to help individuals with OCD to recognize and overcome the specific and/or generic cognitive biases and dysfunctional mechanisms that activate and maintain their disorder, to learn new effective strategies to neutralize those mechanisms, and to develop stable and healthy ways to relate to their internal experience.
Training Days: Thursdays 3rd October, 10th October, 17th October, 24th October, 31st October, 7th November from 9:00-17:00 UK Time