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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
October 14, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 18, 2021
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) has become the most empirically well-validated psychological treatment with a meditation basis.
MBCT was developed in response to the discovery that even when people recover from depression, the link between negative moods and negative thoughts remains ready to be re-activated, making them vulnerable to downward mood spirals and recurrence of depression.
By incorporating practices from the very effective Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn over 30 years ago, as well as the latest in brain science, MBCT teaches people how to prevent mild states of depression and anxiety from spiraling out of control. MBCT has been proven to be as effective as medication (without the side effects) in preventing relapses of depression, and in relieving the severity of symptoms in anxiety disorders or bipolar disorder. After just 8 weeks of MBCT, participants’ brain function and mood regulation improve in ways which allow them to respond more effectively to distressing situations, emotions and thoughts.
Group meets via secure online connection for 2 hours over 8 weeks, and is limited to 8 adults. Best suited for those who are not acutely depressed.
14 hours of Continuing Education credit available for psychologists, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and RNs.