Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression
An Innovative Program to Prevent Depression Relapse
Would you like to learn how to step out of and stay out of old, well practiced patterns of negative thinking and behavior? Stress, anxiety, depression, anger, and other impulsive behaviors can be chronic problems that can recur over the course of your life even if you have sought treatment. Once you have had depression once, there is an increased risk that you will become depressed again. Sustaining recovery from depression and other emotional disorders depends on learning how to keep mild negative mood states from spiraling out of control.
The MBCT Program at Best Life Yet! Consulting teaches you how to disentangle yourself from depressed and anxious moods and thinking. MBCT participants learn a variety of powerful, yet gentle, practices including simple breathing meditations and yoga-like stretches that help you become more aware of the present moment. Groups are designed to help individuals integrate these practices into their daily routine.
The program also includes basic education about depression, anxiety and impulsive behaviors, exercises that show the links between your thinking and feeling, and discussion about how best to look after yourself when depression or other negative mood states threaten to overwhelm you.
MBCT helps you see more clearly the patterns of your mind, and learn how to recognize when your mood is beginning to go down. This helps break the link between negative thinking and mood that may escalate into relapse. You learn to stay in touch with the present moment, without having to ruminate about the past, or agonize about the future.