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Mindfulness-based Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been constantly developing by incorporating aspects of other therapeutic traditions that have been shown to be effective in helping individuals reduce or manage their symptoms. One of the latest developments in CBT is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT; Williams et al, 2007) which combines a form of meditation with elements of cognitive therapy. Clinical research indicates that MBCT is effective in enabling people who have experienced depression repeatedly to stay well (Teasdale et al, 2000).


Teasdale, J. D., Segal, Z. V., Ridgeway, J. M. G., Soulsby, V., & Lau, M. (2000). Prevention of relapse/recurrence in major depression by mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 615-623.