Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is a therapeutic approach that combines cognitive therapy techniques with mindfulness practices, helping individuals break the cycle of recurrent depression and prevent relapse by cultivating awareness and acceptance of the present moment.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) integrates traditional cognitive therapy with mindfulness meditation practices. It is specifically designed to help individuals who have experienced recurrent episodes of depression. By combining cognitive therapy's cognitive restructuring techniques with mindfulness practices, MBCT aims to teach individuals to recognize and disengage from patterns of negative thinking that can lead to depressive relapse. Through mindfulness meditation, participants develop greater awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations, allowing them to respond more skillfully to negative triggers and emotions. MBCT has been found effective in reducing the risk of relapse for individuals with recurrent depression, offering a holistic approach to mental well-being by promoting self-awareness and emotional regulation.