Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness trains one to focus on what is happening in the here and now with intention and openness to experience. This allows one to develop greater freedom to respond intentionally rather than reacting automatically to life. Mindfulness has been associated with improvements in physical, psychological, and emotional health and greater quality of life. Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) integrates mindfulness meditation techniques with elements of cognitive therapy. Research has shown it to be a cost-effective approach to reduce relapse in people with repeated episodes of depression. In the UK, it is now being utilised to help persons with chronic fatigue, health anxiety, eating disorders, as well as those who are recurrently depressed and suicidal.