Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Online
Teacher: Roger Nolan, M.A., LMFT
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the basics of cognitive therapy, such as awareness of distortions in thinking, with ancient mindfulness practices. This combination helps us to see upsetting, automatic thoughts as simply moment-to-moment events rather than as solid facts, and allows us to disengage from them and return to the reality of the present moment. We come to recognize our automatic reactions toward situations, people, and things, and this awareness gives us more choice as to how we might respond to them. In this way, we are changing how we relate to thoughts and situations, which, in turn, decreases our depression and anxiety.
This live online skills-building course is designed for individuals who have suffered from recurring depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that MBCT is as effective as anti-depressants in preventing depressive relapse, and more effective in enhancing quality of life (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 12/1/08).
The course consists of eight weekly 2-hour online classes, a 2-hour intensive practice session and additional weekly 45-minute practice booster sessions (optional, at no extra charge)
Classes include guided mindfulness practices, gentle yoga, in-class exercises, and discussion. There are also home practice assignments to be completed between sessions. The structure of MBCT requires strong commitment and work, but the rewards can be profound and lasting.
Class Meets Online:
Eight Consecutive Sundays, September 27 to November 15 from 4:00 - 6:00pm Pacific Time (7:00 - 9:00pm Eastern Time)
2-Hour Intensive Practice Session: Saturday, November 7, Time: TBD
Optional 45-minute Practice Boosters: Wednesdays while class is in session, 9:00 - 9:45am Pacific Time (12:00 - 12:45pm Eastern Time)
Maximum Participants: 20
Cost: using a sliding scale as follows:
$75,000 and up $600
$60,000 - $74,999 $525
$59,999 and below $450
Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.
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