Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

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Mindfulness-Based Therapy, which can sometimes be referred to as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, was initially developed by Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mark Williams, and John Teasdale. It is now a widely used approach to therapy and used in the treatment of emotional and psychological issues. Examples of such issues include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, habits, addictions, negative thoughts, stress, parenting, chronic pain, just to mention a few.

However, Mindfulness has its roots in the practice of Buddhist Meditation. Buddhism has been practiced for centuries, and in a way, can be said to be as old as time itself. In the practice of mindfulness, practitioners are asked to draw or focus their attention on a particular activity, such as the breath. This is in the bid to move the mind’s focus away from thoughts.

Also, making practitioners aware of the sensations of the breath and the journey of the breath, through the body, enables them to pay less attention to negative thoughts, for example. It is in so doing, that are enabled to be fully engaged in the present.

For further information about this treatment, please feel free to contact me.

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