What is MBCT?

Mindfulness-based practices are proving to be an effective approach for addressing depression and anxiety.  Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is typically offered in a group setting, however can be adapted for individual settings.

What Can I Expect?

This curriculum is intended for people who have had one or more episodes of depression or live with anxiety.  You can participate whether or not you are taking medicine or are currently in psychotherapy or have had therapy in the past. In a group setting, we would meet 2.5 hours weekly for 8 weeks.

Each week you will learn new skills to help you change your relationship with anxiety and depression so that they interfere less in your life. Discover that you can live more fully and in the present moment.


  • Awareness and Automatic Pilot
  • Living in Our Heads
  • Gathering the Scattered Mind
  • Recognizing Aversion
  • Allowing/Letting Be
  • Thoughts Are Not Facts
  • “How Can I Best Take Care of Myself?”
  • Maintaining and Extending New Learning

MCBT is significantly helping to reduce relapse of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. The heart of this work lies in becoming acquainted with the modes of mind that often contribute to depression and anxiety, while simultaneously learning to develop a new relationship to them.

MBCT was developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale, based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program.