What are Mindfulness-Based Therapies

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapies

Mindfulness therapy and courses in Morden, London Borough of Merton covering Wimbledon, Mitcham, Sutton, Croydon, Kingston, Surrey.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (MBCB) is a group of therapies that use meditation techniques with other therapy techniques to change our way of thinking, feeling and behaving it includes:

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction is a group-based Programme developed by Dr John Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre for Mindfulness for clients with an extensive range of physical and mental health problems.
It is an eight session usually one session per week programme that is very prescriptive. Every session is planed out with set aims, goals and homework.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT)

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression is an integration of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It was developed for patients who had had three or more episodes of depression and teaches techniques to enable participants to disengage from habitual ‘automatic’ depressive ways of thinking.

It is an eight session usually one session per week programme that is very prescriptive. Every session is planed out with set aims, goals and homework.

Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) for Trauma and PTSD

Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) was developed to resolve most of the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other aftereffects of trauma. It can be a very quick (two or three sessions) and effective treatment for a single traumatic incident and is elegant in its simplicity.

 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT

Acceptance and Comitment Therapy is a form of clinical behavior analysis used in psychotherapy. It is an empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Find out more here