Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help people who suffer repeated bouts 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 characterize mood disorders 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.
This website provides information ranging from the practical aspects of MBCT classes to the theoretical basis for its development and effectiveness. Feel free to explore.
ACCESS MBCT is an international listing of mental health professionals who are committed to excellence in the delivery, training and dissemination of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
Dr. Zindel Segal gives a TEDx talk at the University of Toronto Scarborough