MBCT Workshop

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

This workshop is an innovative eight-week training to teach participants how to manage the daily life stress and how to deal with repeated bouts of depression, anxiety, chronic unhappiness and pain. Our professional trainers will also help you create new, healthier ways of responding to life’s challenges.

This clinically proven program is developed by leading scientist-practitioners: Dr Segal (Toronto), Dr Teasdale and Dr Williams around 13 years ago. They integrated the cognitive therapy principles into a mindfulness framework.

Mindfulness is, the awareness that emerges from” paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non judgmentally” ((Kabat-Zinn, J (1990) and (Segal, Z et al (2012)). The goal is to become more aware of, and to relate differently to, thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations which will lead to a change in the relationship to experience.

suggested readings:

The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress

This carefully constructed workbook shows the reader how to build a mindfulness practice in 8
weeks. Basic mindfulness principles and facts about depression and other common emotional problems are combined with specific mindfulness practices to try on a daily and weekly basis, plus a wealth of interactive features that encourage and motivate. Readers will be drawn in immediately by self-
assessments, reflection questions and exercises with spaces to jot down notes, worksheets for keeping track of progress, and quotations and questions from others going through the program. Guided meditations are provided on an accompanying MP3 CD

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition

In this best-selling work the authors explain the “whys” and “how-tos” of conducting mindfulness practices and cognitive interventions that have been shown to bolster recovery from depression and prevent relapse. Clinicians are also guided to practice mindfulness themselves, an essential prerequisite to teaching others. More than 40 reproducible handouts are  ready to download and print in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size are included as are downloadable audio recordings of the guided mindfulness practices.


The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (Book & CD)

Join four uniquely qualified experts as they explain why our usual attempts to “think” our way out of a bad mood or just “snap out of it” lead us deeper into the downward spiral. Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy, they demonstrate how to sidestep the mental habits that lead to despair, including rumination and self-blame, so you can face life’s challenges with greater resilience. Jon Kabat-Zinn narrates the accompanying CD of guided meditations, making this a complete package for anyone seeking to regain a sense of hope and well-being.




Dr. Zindel Segal

Zindel SegalDr. Zindel Segal is the Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto Scarborough and a Senior Scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. His research has helped to characterize psychological markers of relapse vulnerability to affective disorder. Among the books he has authored are Interpersonal Process in Cognitive TherapyCognitive Vulnerability to Depression, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A new approach for preventing relapse. Awarded the Douglas Utting Prize for significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of depression and the Hope Award by the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, he continues to advocate for the relevance of mindfulness-based clinical care in psychiatry and mental health.





Dr. Mark Williams

mark pictureDr. Mark Williams is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow. From 1983 to 1991 he was Research Scientist at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. From 1991 to 2002 he was Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Wales, Bangor, where he founded the University’s Institute of Medical and Social Care Research (IMSCaR) and the Center for Mindfulness Research and Practice. His research in clinical and experimental psychology focuses on understanding the psychological processes that underlie depression and suicidal behaviour and the development of new psychological treatments. Among the books he has authored are The Psychological Treatment of DepressionCognitive Psychology and Emotional Disorders Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and Self-harm and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A new approach for preventing relapse. He received the Shapiro Award from the British Psychological Society, and has been elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.


Dr. John Teasdale

John TeasdaleDr. John Teasdale has worked as a research scientist, funded by the Medical Research Council, first in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, then in the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge. His research has investigated basic psychological processes and the application of that understanding to the relief of emotional disorders. For many years, this research involved the exploration of cognitive approaches to understanding and treating major depression, and he was one of the pioneers of cognitive therapy research in the United Kingdom. More recently, the findings of earlier research have been applied to the development and evaluation of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Among the books he has authored areAffect, Cognition, and Change and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A new approach for preventing relapse. He has received a Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, and has been elected Fellow of both the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is currently retired, pursuing personal interests in practicing and teaching meditation and mindfulness training.

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