This is a group therapy program for people who have had previous episodes of depression and want to decrease the likelihood of future episodes through the establishment of a meditation practice. The program combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and multiple modalities of mindfulness meditation. At the end of the eight week series, participants will have developed an individualized practice that best fits their own tempermant.
Because this is a clinical program, participants will need to meet with Dr. Earnest individually for a screening interview before signing up for the group. Call or email Dr. Earnest for details.
How do I know if MBCT is for me?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may find MBCT to be helpful.
- Have you suffered from more than one episode of depression?
If YES, have you recovered enough to consider taking steps to prevent future episodes?
Do you find that when you become sad, you tend to ruminate about things? Does your thinking rapidly become negative in response to small downward shifts in your moods?
- When your mood goes down, do you find your self thinking about why you always react this way?
When your mood goes down, do you find yourself trying to analyze everything?If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may find MBCT to be helpful.