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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an empirically supported treatment for people whose negative thinking patterns make them especially vulnerable to repeated bouts of depression. It was developed by three psychologists, Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, and John Teasdale, and is an adaptation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction created by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Since its introduction in 2002, MBCT has been modified and adapted to treat anxiety and other mood regulation problems.

MBCT  is a “third-wave” Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Rather than focusing on changing the content of thoughts, third-wave CBTs help individuals change their relationship to thoughts and experience. The primary vehicle for achieving this change is mindfulness.

Learn more about mindfulness here.

Our Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Program: Preventing Depression with Mindful Meditation


This is an 8-week MBCT group treatment for adults that entails experiential learning through the practice of mindfulness techniques and group discussion. Group participants will learn how to change their relationship to challenging thoughts and experiences as well as participate more fully in the present moment. With weekly reading assignments and mindfulness practice commitments, the more time people invest in the workshop, the better they tend to do. However, each participant has the choice of how much mindfulness to do each day. 30 minutes per day is satisfactory while 45 minutes per day is highly recommended.

Starting points are announced throughout the year.


Click here to register or call (212) 546-9200 for more information.