Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
MBCT combines techniques like meditation and mindful movement with elements from cognitive behaviour therapy. Mark Williams' website on MBCT contains an excellent summary on mindfulness, it's effects, as well as a summary of the MBCT program (https://mbct.co.uk/).
MBCT addresses the negative effects of stress and trauma.
The practices can help reduce the physiological effects of the stress response, not just in the short term, but in the long term by changing our perception of our lives and how we approach our lives. It can help develop the internal teddy bear, allow individuals to regain a state of flow if disturbed and remain in that state. It can increase the window of tolerance and help us respond rather than react automatically to what occurs in our lives, help develop a greater sense of calm and equanimity, an increased sense of compassion towards themselves and others.
Our Trust has arranged an 8 week programme which focuses on reflective and mindful practice for adults. There is also a one day silent retreat included in this programme.
It is delivered by a qualified MBCT practitioner: Dr Virdarshi Karatnarune, BSc(Hons), MBChB, PhD, FRCOphth.
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