Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Dates / Manhattan location TBA
Tuition: TBD be covered in part by insurance as the program is a group psychotherapy. Please speak with Jennifer for any concerns or questions about fees and insurance coverage.
This class is limited to 8 participants. All participants must have a pre-course interview. For more information, contact Jennifer Egert:firstname.lastname@example.org.
MBCT is an 8-week program designed to help those with recurrent depression and chronic unhappiness learn skills to reduce relapse and live fully. It is not a traditional group therapy that focuses on talking about depression or historical experiences with depression. Rather, it a course combining ideas from cognitive therapy and mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness practices. The program is an outgrowth of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), with a particular focus on the unique challenges of chronic depression. The program can also be very helpful for those with anxiety and other mood challenges. For more information about MBCT, please see: http://mbct.com/
The MBCT program involves weekly, 2 hour group sessions and a one-day retreat session held on a weekend day. Home practice is a centerpiece to the program, so participants can expect to be working with these skills between sessions
The program is best suited for those that are not currently in the midst of a major depressive episode so that they can experience and integrate the teaching. All participants will be interviewed prior to beginning the course to determine if the program is appropriate for their individual needs.
Please contact Jennifer if you are interested at: email@example.com
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-887-7670