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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
MBCT was developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale, combining MBSR with aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It has been proven to reduce the risk of relapse for patients who have previously suffered 3 or more episodes of major depression. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) now recommends MBCT for this patient group. A significant benefit of MBCT is a greater acceptance of negative thoughts and feelings and greater control over them.
Regular mindfulness practice brings awareness of the present, enabling us to respond to aversive thoughts, feelings, and sensations such as pain with an attitude of non-judgemental, accepting, allowing and kindness. Mindfulness meditation has the potential to benefit everyone: it can equip health professionals to respond better to their patients by being fully present; it can help children to mature into healthy adults; it can help people deal with stress and any difficult situations in life from chronic pain to mental health problems and difficult relationships.
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References:
1. Davidson RJ, Kabat-Zinn J et al., 2003. Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation. Psychosom Med 65:564-570. 2. Lazar SW, Kerr CE, Wasserman RH et al., 2005. Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness. Neuroreport 16(17):1893-1897) 3. Kabat-Zinn J, Wheeler E, Light T et al, 1998. Influence of a Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction Intervention on Rates of Skin Clearing in Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Undergoing Phototherapy (UVB) and Photochemotherapy (PUVA). Psychosom Med 60:625-632. 4. Miller JJ, Fletcher K, Kabat-Zinn J, 1995. Three-year follow-up and clinical implications of a mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction intervention in the treatment of anxiety disorders. General Hospital Psychiatry 17(3) 192-200. 5. Teasdale JD, Segal ZV, Williams JM et al., 2000. Prevention of relapse/recurrence in major depression by mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. J Consult Psychol 68:615-23. 6. Greeson JM 2009. Mindfulness Research Update 2008. Complement Health Pract Rev. 14(1):10-18. 7. Kuyken W, Byford S, Taylor RS et al., 2008. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent relapse in recurrent depression. J Consult Clin Psychol.  76(6):966-978.
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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
MBCT was developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale, combining MBSR with aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It has been proven to reduce the risk of relapse for patients who have previously suffered 3 or more episodes of major depression. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) now recommends MBCT for this patient group. A significant benefit of MBCT is a greater acceptance of negative thoughts and feelings and greater control over them.
Regular mindfulness practice brings awareness of the present, enabling us to respond to aversive thoughts, feelings, and sensations such as pain with an attitude of non-judgemental, accepting, allowing and kindness. Mindfulness meditation has the potential to benefit everyone: it can equip health professionals to respond better to their patients by being fully present; it can help children to mature into healthy adults; it can help people deal with stress and any difficult situations in life from chronic pain to mental health problems and difficult relationships.
Summary
References:
1. Davidson RJ, Kabat-Zinn J et al., 2003. Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation. Psychosom Med 65:564-570. 2. Lazar SW, Kerr CE, Wasserman RH et al., 2005. Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness. Neuroreport 16(17):1893-1897) 3. Kabat-Zinn J, Wheeler E, Light T et al, 1998. Influence of a Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction Intervention on Rates of Skin Clearing in Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Undergoing Phototherapy (UVB) and Photochemotherapy (PUVA). Psychosom Med 60:625-632. 4. Miller JJ, Fletcher K, Kabat-Zinn J, 1995. Three-year follow- up and clinical implications of a mindfulness meditation- based stress reduction intervention in the treatment of anxiety disorders. General Hospital Psychiatry 17(3) 192-200. 5. Teasdale JD, Segal ZV, Williams JM et al., 2000. Prevention of relapse/recurrence in major depression by mindfulness- based cognitive therapy. J Consult Psychol 68:615-23.
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