Mindfulness and emotional balance in depression
MBCT - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
MBCT is a mindfulness based method of
relapse prevention in recurrent depression. Research has in fact shown that
mindfulness can reduce the risk of future clinical depression by 50% in people
who have already been depressed several times.
In addition to the formal mindfulness practicies MBCT provides also information about depression as well as cognitive therapy-based exercises linking thinking and its resulting impact on feeling. MBCT demonstrates how participants can best work with these thoughts and feelings when depression threatens to overwhelm them and how to recognize depressive moods that can bring on negative thought patterns.