A Wave to depression!
Cognitive therapy remolded as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has the efficacy to cure recurring depression and chronic sadness by helping a patient suffering from major depression disorder (MDD) to focus on the present and manage emotions, feelings, and thoughts to cope up with distress and the situations or thoughts that perpetuate depression thus preventing from relapse. The blend of mindfulness practices and cognitive therapy made mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to be effective in the world of contemporary psychology.
Symptoms of depression
When a person is in the state of undergoing depression, they encounter low moods, fatigue, and sluggishness. They are entangled by intrusive thoughts that intensify distress and sadness; they start thinking about unpleasant memories, take judgmental stances, and cannot focus on what is happening all around them rather slip down in future worries. After recovering from depression still people experience few symptoms and slightly sad or unpleasant situations can be a powerful trigger to let that person fall into another bout of depression so do not take depression lightly do consult the therapist before it is too late!
How MBCT works?
In mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, participants are told about the techniques to combat depression. Eight weeks course with weekly treatment sessions is conducted which lasts for two hours. To revert to the normal condition, participants need to put in efforts as well, they are given weekly assignments in which they listen to the recordings and practice mindfulness meditation of different kinds like yoga, breathing, walking or sitting, etc. they do exercises, try to indulge them in household work and surrounds themselves with some optimism. In this therapy, they get familiar with the Three-minute breathing space technique which incorporates, how well the participant is attending to physical and body sensations, in every minute the focus is on breath and what and how well the person is doing at the current moment. The knowledge about the association between the thoughts and feelings is transmitted to them.
Perks of MBCT
The person’s self-confidence gets boosted and the attentiveness towards the present proliferates. The decision-making power gets improved and bars of cognitive effectiveness raise. Moreover, the person learns to come out of the depression cycle and focus on things that lift them up.
for this therapy, you really need to consult a skilled therapist who has sound knowledge of both disciplines, mindfulness, and cognitive therapy. There are online therapy services available for MBCT. DR. Lauren Gorog is one of the best mindfulness-based cognitive therapists in Denver.