MBCT combines simple meditation practices with cognitive therapy teachings to help people become more aware of unhelpful thoughts and feelings. This increased awareness allows us to respond more wisely, rather than reacting in habitual ways. It can thus help to build emotional resilience and is open to all individuals dealing with everyday stress.
MBCT is a group based intervention, which runs as an 8 weeks course. Each of the 8 meetings lasts approximately 2 hours and participants are asked to partake in between-session tasks as part of the process.
Clinical trials have shown that MBCT significantly cuts the chances of relapse from recurrent depression (NICE, 2009). It has also been found to be equivalent to pharmacological treatments in preventing depressive relapse (Kuyken et al. 2015).
Your treatment plan will always be tailored to fit your lifestyle and needs. Not only do we pride ourselves on being an evidence-based practice, whereby we only use treatments that are proven to work, we also endeavour to be a practice-based practice: We will invite continuous feedback to ensure we are delivering the most effective intervention that has the greatest benefits for you. At Elite Psychology we try to accommodate people’s needs and can provide therapy via different modes such as Skype or face time.
Call us on 020 3815 7935 for further information or to book an assessment. Alternatively you can complete the online contact form.