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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This is a 9-week Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group. MBCT is an evidenced-based treatment for recurrent depression.

MBCT can help us to learn ways to reduce the impact of difficult thought patterns and can increase our mental wellbeing. MBCT helps us to:

  • Notice when we are caught up in unhelpful thoughts;
  • Let these thoughts go and bring our attention back to the present moment
  • Relate to ourselves and our experience with greater gentleness and kindness.

In the group you will learn a range of meditation practices and cognitive therapy techniques. 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. The approach works best through a daily practice that is established outside of the group time.

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