Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale, based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction programme. The MBCT programme was designed specifically to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression.
This website provides additional information about Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
The MBCT programme takes the form of 8 weekly classes, plus an all-day session held at around week 6. A set of Guided Meditations accompany the programme, so that participants can practise at home once a day throughout the course.
The Mindful Way Through Depression is written for anyone who suffers from depression or chronic unhappiness and would like to find a way to improve their own lives through Mindfulness.
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression is the second edition of the best-selling book on MBCT for professionals.
These books are available from all good book shops including Amazon, please see our Books page for more information about these and other books about Mindfulness and MBCT.
Mark Williams and his team are based in the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford. Learn more about current research at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.