What is MBCT?

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy combines meditation practice with modern

cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, in an 8-week group format together

with daily home practices. MBCT is recommended by the UK's National Institute of

Clinical Excellence and is as effective as antidepressants for preventing recurrent

bouts of depression. 

Research has also shown that MBCT is effective in helping people with a range of

physical and emotional problems, such as chronic fatigue, pain, stress, anxiety and


MBCT is also relevant and helpful for those without any clinical need who wish to explore mindfulness for their own general wellbeing. 

What are the benefits?
The Science & Research

MBCT has a strong evidence base and many research trials have demonstrated the benefits of MBCT. The growing body of neuroscientific research is particularly fascinating. 

This excellent video clip gives an entertaining overview of the neuroscience of mindfulness.

For a more detailed account of the background and research related to MBCT