MBCT, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
The MBCT, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy programme is aimed at people who wish to improve their general condition, both physical and mental.
MBCT, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has proven useful in reducing the mechanisms of stress associated with neurological and psychiatric diseases, improving symptoms in headaches, anxiety, fibromyalgia or hypertension, and, in general, it helps patients cope with the stressful situations and discomfort that often accompany chronic diseases. It also enhances mechanisms related to brain health and improves people’s concentration and performance in cognitive tasks.
AIMS OF THE MBCT, MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY PROGRAMME:
- Train the mind to live in the present moment and increase awareness of our experiences, without distorting them.
- Weaken automatic response patterns, encouraging the emergence of adequate and effective responses.
- Understand our psychological processes, which are related to our emotional and relationship problems.
- Develop emotional self-management skills, maintaining a more stable mood.
- Learn to take care of ourselves, in order to live a healthier and more complete life.
Who teaches the course?
The course is directed and taught by Dr. Conxita Puig y Rovira, psychiatrist, Bachelor of Medicine and holder of a Diploma in Clinical Psychology. She has been head of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service of the Dexeus University Institute. Dr. Puig is an MBCT therapy instructor, responsible for the Learning Disorders Programme and co-director of the Neurodevelopment Clinic at Guttmann Barcelona’s Brain Health Institute.
This is an 8-week programme. Each weekly session lasts 2.5 hours. In addition, there is a 6-hour silence practice day. It is very important that participants intend to attend all sessions and commit themselves, as far as possible, to practise between 30 and 45 minutes a day at home. The sessions are essentially practical.