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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a group program that was initially designed to delay or prevent the recurrence of depression, but now includes patients who are acutely depressed. Amongst other things, MBCT can offer an effective alternative to antidepressants when patients are in partial or full remission from depression.

MBCT is an MBI (Mindfulness-Based Intervention) which brings mindfulness into the program. Mindfulness is purposeful, non-judgmental attention to the present moment. Mindfulness is a skill that is practiced by doing mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness activities.

How does it work?

It is an 8-week outpatient group program where we teach the following skills:

  • Mindfulness, including meditation, breathing, movement, using your senses and the body scan.
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)- learn how your thoughts and behaviours impact your mood.
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Changing our debilitating thoughts and behaviours, starts with the ability to notice them. Mindfulness practices help us to cultivate this awareness, putting you back in control of the thoughts and emotions that maintain depression, as opposed to living on auto-pilot. Ultimately MBCT gives us the skill to be aware of our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviours to handle the symptoms of depression more effectively.

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Who is MBCT for?

MBCT has been proven effective as a depression relapse prevention program. If you have had a depressive episode in the past and currently have a few symptoms, this program will be helpful in your recovery from depression.

Patients that can benefit from MBCT therefore include:

  • Patients who are currently well but have suffered from depression in the past (one or more episodes).
  • Patients who are currently depressed.
  • Treatment-resistant depression.
  • Patients with residual depressive symptoms.

For whom might MBCT not be the best choice of therapy?

If the following symptoms are present, an MBCT will not be the first treatment of choice:

 

  • Difficulties focusing with decreased ability to concentrate.
  • Complicated PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or unresolved trauma.
  • Patients who are struggling to “sit” with emotions such as anxiety and depression.

What are the costs?

  • R7200 if paid before the first class.
  • R2000 per month over a 4-month period.
  • Medical aids will refund the costs according to their policies.
  • Special sponsorship is available.

What are the next steps?

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STEP 1

Expression to join the program through the completion of an online electronic form.
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STEP 2

An evaluation and acceptance into the program based on clinical criteria. If we think MBCT is not the best program for you currently, we will provide an alternative.

STEP 3

8-week program consisting of a 2-hour session (face to face) or 1.5-hour session (online).

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This 8-week process will consist of both experiental and teaching components. You will be expected to complete certain home practice exercises in between sessions to practice the skills. As facilitators, this allows us to gauge your progress to ensure you are getting the most from the program.

This is a closed group, only patients who have been admitted to our clinic can join.

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