The 8-week group Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group therapy program in Waterloo integrates mindfulness meditation practices with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Participants learn to stand back and observe difficult thoughts and feelings. By becoming mindful of when negative thoughts and moods are present, they learn to respond skillfully instead of being “carried away” or “battling” with the emotion, thought or situation itself.
The MBCT approach was originally developed for those recovered from a depressive episode and wanting to prevent relapse. Research demonstrates that:
Mindfulness based approaches are now extensively researched and effectively applied to a wide range of issues including:
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