Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Programme
- Eight weekly sessions during seven weeks.
- Dates and times
- 14 February to 3 April 2020
Every Friday, 4 to 6.30 p.m., and one Saturday (21 March), 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
- Support - Campus Sant Cugat
- Contact details
- Laura Romero
The Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Programme is a combination of treatment programmes based on mindfulness and cognitive science. Created to prevent relapses of major depression, it has produced positive results in multiple clinical trials. There are also an increasing number of studies that demonstrate its effectiveness in treating symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and chronic pain.
Mindfulness is the process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, cultivating an attitude of openness and curiosity towards our thoughts and feelings and treating ourselves with greater kindness. This type of awareness helps shine a light on the mechanisms and automatic reactions that form the basis of suffering, giving us the opportunity to respond with greater freedom and efficiency.
Content and structure
The workshop on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) will be led by Dr Miguel Gárriz, a clinical psychologist at Support and head of the MBCT programme at the Mar Health Park in Barcelona.
As an intensive clinical training programme, it requires a major commitment on the part of the participants for the seven weeks the workshop lasts. During this time, there will be eight weekly 2 and a half hour sessions, in groups of 10-15 people, and one intensive practical 5-hour session.
Due to its characteristics, the programme organised by UIC Barcelona is only intended for adults who are currently experiencing or have recently experienced clinical symptoms of anxiety or depression. The first visit will be done individually.