Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, or MBCT, is designed for people who suffer repeated bouts of depression or for those that experience chronic unhappiness or dissatisfaction. MBCT combines the concepts of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes, based on the cultivation of mindfulness.

Recent research has also shown that people who have been clinically depressed three or more times in their life find that learning mindfulness-based skills helps to considerably reduce their chances of depression reoccurrence.

MBCT can help people who suffer from:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Food and eating issues
  • Low mood and negative thoughts
  • Body sensations such as weariness and sluggishness
  • Perpetual dissatisfaction

If you can relate to any of the above issues, mindfulness-based therapy may be right for you. MBCT helps people separate themselves from their thoughts and moods and teaches them how to recognize their sense of being and aims to give participants the necessary tools to combat depressive symptoms as they arise. MBCT not only helps to develop individual self-awareness, but it also provides specific tools and grounding techniques for managing low mood or anxious thinking. Evidence indicates that Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy may reduce the rate of depressive relapse by 50%. If you or someone you know will benefit from mindfulness-based therapy, please contact us today for a free consultation. Our LifePath therapists would be happy to speak with you about how we may be able to help.

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Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: (312) 940-3655
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