Saturday, August 11, 2007

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy


Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an exciting combination of eastern wisdom and western science. It's also starting to be taken very seriously by the scientific community in the UK, as shown by its featuring in a recent CBT conference where Melanie Fennell, author of the CBT classic Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, gave a workshop on MBCT

There's an article in today's London Times  specifically about MBCT and beating alcoholism

"Stephen found himself with a new and perhaps surprising ally in his fight against the bottle – Buddha. Or, more accurately, a combination of cognitive behaviour therapy and Buddhist meditation, known as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). "

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Here are a selection of other articles and resources on MBCT

Official MBCT site

Mindfulness Meditation: A New Treatment For Fibromyalgia?

Mindfulness reduces stress

Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn