My Therapy My Truth
MICHAEL BERGER M.A, LCSW
PSYCHOTHERAPY & CONSULTING SERVICES
  • Mindfulness

    Mindfulness

    “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
    – Viktor Frankl

     


    Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, or MBCT, is designed for people who suffer from repeated bouts of depression or chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness.

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

    Mindfulness is a way of being more present in your body, your thoughts and your emotions. It is about being with your experience without judgment.

    What does MBCT help treat?

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

    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. It also aims to give participants the necessary tools to combat depressive symptoms as they arise.

    Evidence indicates that mindfulness-based therapy may reduce the rate of depressive relapse by 50%. If you or someone you know may benefit from mindfulness-based therapy, please contact me today for a free consultation. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.