MBCT was revealed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, and John Teasdale based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's attention-based stress reduction program. MBCT is a method that integrates mindfulness meditation and cognitive therapy.
Research shows that when used consistently, it is effective in preventing recurrence of depression and, in some, reducing the use or elimination of antidepressants. It can also help to skillfully deal with fear.
Participants of mindfulness meditation groups in Silicon Valley develop an awareness that focuses on the present and directs the body, mind, and heart to more effectively connect with normal thought patterns, emotions, body sensations, and reactive behaviors that lead to the recurrence of depression and/or increased anxiety. donate.
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MBCT is intended for people diagnosed with recurrent depression that is at least partially in remission and/or for people who have chronic anxiety. To take full advantage of MBCT, a desire to actively participate in self-care, the obligation to attend weekly groups, and do consistent homework are essential.
Learning to acknowledge our inner and outer experiences through acceptance and exploring them with curiosity and compassion supports better access to inner wisdom and the creation of new patterns of skillful responses.
Many types of mindfulness meditation are practiced, in and out of clinical settings. Mindfulness meditation is a popular technique used to achieve mindfulness, but mindfulness can be achieved without meditation.