Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a modified form of cognitive therapy incorporating mindfulness practices such as breathing and meditation exercises. With these tools, clinicians teach clients how to break away from negative thought patterns.
MBCT is proven effective in patients with major depressive disorder, and may also be helpful for treating addictions and generalized anxiety disorders.
Mindfulness-based interventions, generally aimed at relieving symptoms of mental health concerns, stress, and physical pain, can be used to address and treat a range of concerns.
Mindfulness may be fundamentally understood as the state in which one becomes more aware of one’s mental, emotional, and physical condition in the present moment, without becoming judgmental.