All classes and groups are Live and Online as of 3/17/20, and until further notice.
Our classes and groups are for adults only (age 20 – 80+). No experience with meditation or mindfulness is needed. The only pre-requisite is a willingness to be open to new ways of seeing and thinking about your experience.
Don’t see the class you’re looking for? Contact Rebecca – I’m always interested in developing new classes, and may already have it in the works.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
September 23, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm PDT
This is an 8-week course that meets from 9/23/21 to 11/11/21
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) has become the most empirically well-validated psychological treatment with a meditation basis. MBCT was developed in response to the discovery that even when people recover from depression, the link between negative moods and negative thoughts remains ready to be re-activated, making them vulnerable to downward mood spirals and recurrence of depression. By incorporating practices from the very effective Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn over 30 years ago, as well as the latest in brain science, MBCT teaches people how to prevent mild states of depression and anxiety from spiraling out of control. MBCT has been proven to be as effective as medication (without the side effects) in preventing relapses of depression, and in relieving the severity of symptoms in anxiety disorders or bipolar disorder. After just 8 weeks of MBCT, participants’ brain function and mood regulation improve in ways which allow them to respond more effectively to distressing situations, emotions and thoughts. Group meets for 8 weeks and is limited to 8 participants. Best suited to adults who are not acutely depressed. 14 hours of Continuing Education credit available for psychologists, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and RNs.
Interested in a mindfulness class, small group, or individual instruction?
Get in touch to find out how Mindfulness East Bay can enhance your life.