Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a form of therapy designed to assist individuals that are affected by feelings of unhappiness and bouts of depression. It is based upon a combination of cognitive therapy, meditative practices and the development of an attitude based on the cultivation of mindfulness. As such, whereas mindfulness involves paying attention to the world around us and being present in the moment, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is designed to target the negative thought patterns that cause anxious and depressive episodes.
MBCT Therapists at Save Minds
An MBCT therapist at Save Minds helps those suffering from depression to break away from their negative thoughts. This may involve incorporating various mindfulness practices including breathing exercises and meditation. These tools are useful to identify negative thought patterns that lead to feeling depressed, enabling you to fight off any depressive feelings before they have a chance to take hold.
Why MBCT Works
MBCT is centred upon understanding the various modes of the human mind. These often lead to mood disorders and, therefore, our therapists are able to help patients develop a new relationship with these modes of the mind. Sadness is often a powerful trigger for people that have previously suffered from depression, thereby putting them at risk for a relapse into further bouts of depression. As such, rather than avoiding or eliminating sadness or any other type of negative emotion, you are taught to change your relationship with these emotions by practicing meditation and other mindfulness exercises. By doing so, you are able to rebalance your neural networks, thereby allowing you to move your state of mind from automatic negative responses to one that understands that there are other ways to respond to situations.
If you or someone you know could benefit from Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in London, contact Save Minds At Smart Clinics today!