Online Training for Teaching Mindfulness In Your Clinical Practice
Few psychological interventions have engendered so much promise and delivered on that promise with such impressive clinical outcomes and research findings as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
With the 10-year anniversary of the publication of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression nearly upon us, it is a good time to perhaps stop and reflect on where the field stands at this juncture.
A colleague of mine emailed me yesterday to ask my advice. She had submitted a paper for publication in a respected scientific journal that looked at one particular aspect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
31 professionals came from as far away as Hong Kong to learn about MBCT and how it is taught, learning "from the inside out" in this amazing retreat format. Early morning movement and meditation practice and periods of silence (including several silent meals) punctuated our five days together in a way that allowed participants to ground their learning in the refuge of mindfulness.
Are you more aware of the "here and now?" Do you feel your developing enhanced learning skills, and your memory is improving?
If so perhaps you have participated in one of our MBSR Programs. Recent studies of MBSR participants are showing these benefits along with an increased ability to regulate emotions.
Looking for a nice introduction to how and why mindfulness might be helpful in regard to depression and anxiety? This segment from CBC's The Journal program does a great job of noting how mindfulness has become a standard approach to dealing with mood disorders and features one of the developers of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Zindel Segal talking about how it all works.