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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

post-rainforest-rockThe MBCT Program is based on the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) eight-week program, developed by Jon Kabat Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy was adapted from MBSR by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale as a preventive treatment for people who had suffered recurrent and relapsing episodes of depression.

The UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has endorsed MBCT as an effective treatment for prevention of relapse. Research has shown that people who have been clinically depressed 3 or more times (sometimes for twenty years or more) find that taking the program and learning these skills helps to reduce considerably their chances that depression will return.