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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This is a 9-week course on Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT is an evidenced-based treatment for recurrent depression.
Many people find that worrying about the future or thoughts about the past events can leave them feeling more anxious, stressed or low.
It can help us learn ways to reduce the impact of this type of negative thinking, which can increase our mental wellbeing. MBCT can help by strengthening our ability:
- to notice when we are caught up in unhelpful thoughts;
- to let these thoughts go and bring our attention back to the present moment; and
- to relate to ourselves and our experience with greater gentleness and kindness.
MBCT teaches a range of meditation practices and cognitive therapy techniques. It is important to realise that the approach is not about learning simple relaxation or becoming detached from painful experiences. It is being able to cultivate a gentle and compassionate curiosity to our moment-to-moment experiences. It is also about accepting things as they currently are and, in this way, increasing our level of choice. The approach works through practice, and benefits are usually felt by those who are able to commit to the daily practice at home and the integration of the practice into their daily lives.
This course is available for people aged 16 and over who are registered with a GP in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, or the Queen’s Park and Paddington areas of Westminster.
To be considered for the group you must be registered with the Community Living Well Talking Therapies (IAPT) service. To refer yourself for an assessment with Community Living Well, where all therapeutic options offered can be explored, please complete this quick online form or call 020 3317 4200.
Find out more about the Talking Therapies (IAPT) service