Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Kitchener Waterloo
What is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy?
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a type of psychotherapy that integrates techniques from cognitive therapy and mindfulness meditation. This approach aims to help individuals better understand their thoughts and emotions, and develop coping strategies to manage difficult mental states. Through guided meditative practices, participants of MBCT training learn to become more aware of their thoughts, and how these thoughts can sometimes lead to negative behaviors or moods. By cultivating mindfulness, individuals can learn to notice when their thoughts are getting in the way of their wellbeing, and choose more adaptive responses. While MBCT was originally developed to help individuals with depression, its applications have expanded to a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, substance abuse, and chronic pain.
CARESPACE offers more than just Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE Health+Wellness offers more than just psychotherapy in Kitchener-Waterloo. With functional integrative therapies we help promote a healthier life by using an evidence-based, result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness allowing you to get better quickly and stay well longer. Start living your healthier life today!
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You can achieve your health goals at CARESPACE with your own personal well-trained and dedicated team of multidisciplinary professionals that includes Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Kinesiologists, Dietitians, Psychotherapists, Fitness Trainers and more. They will work together to create your personalized comprehensive collaborative health plan to get you fast results.
Your choice of in-clinic or online
It’s your choice if you want to be treated online with TeleCARE or in-person at one of our clinics in Kitchener or Waterloo. With TeleCARE you can attend your appointment from the convenience of your computer, tablet or phone. It’s easy, effective and your first appointment is FREE.
We’re here for you day, evenings and weekends
CARESPACE makes achieving your health goals easy and accessible by offering extended clinic hours with day, evening, and weekend appointments. All are available both online and in-person at our clinics in Kitchener and Waterloo which are open:
- 8AM–8PM Monday – Friday
- 8AM–6PM Saturday – Sunday
Your first online appointment is FREE.
The underlying concept of MBCT is to help individuals develop a deeper awareness and understanding of their thoughts and emotions, while also equipping them with the necessary tools and techniques to manage them more effectively. By combining mindfulness practices with cognitive therapy, MBCT can help individuals break free from the cycles of negative thinking that often perpetuate mental health issues. Through this therapy, individuals can become more present and aware of their thoughts and feelings, gain new insights into themselves, and ultimately cultivate a greater sense of peace and well-being.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is a powerful tool for improving mental wellness, reducing anxiety and depression, and managing chronic pain. This therapeutic approach combines elements of cognitive therapy – which helps individuals examine negative thought patterns – with mindfulness, a meditation practice that promotes awareness of the present moment. Through this practice, individuals learn to observe their thoughts without judgment, recognize negative patterns, and respond to difficult situations in a more calm and measured way. Research has consistently demonstrated the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for a wide range of mental health concerns, making it a valuable option for those seeking a safer, more holistic approach to therapy.
According to studies, the outcomes of MBCT can be long-lasting, with significant positive effects seen up to 60 weeks post-treatment. However, the length of time needed for maintenance therapy to maintain these positive effects varies depending on various factors such as the individual’s mental health history and current circumstances. The result of MBCT can be permanent when the therapy is continued, and the individual practices mindfulness on a daily basis, making it an effective and worthwhile investment in one’s mental health.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is effective for a wide range of individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain, and more. Those who may benefit the most from this type of therapy are those who have experienced recurring episodes of depression or anxiety. Additionally, individuals who are interested in learning how to manage their stress and emotions in a healthier way may find MBCT to be an effective approach. MBCT has also been shown to be helpful for those who experience chronic pain, as it addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of pain. Overall, anyone who is looking to improve their mental health and well-being may benefit from MBCT.
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- 8AM–8PM Monday – Friday
- 8AM–6PM Saturday – Sunday
How TeleCARE online works
Who should use TeleCARE?
It’s your choice. Most CARESPACE services are available both in-person at our clinic or online with TeleCARE (with the exception of acupuncture and massage). TeleCARE is convenient, easy and and highly effective.
We recommend that all new clients have a FREE no-obligation TeleCARE visit before coming to the clinic to discuss your health goals and objectives.
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- Meet your practitioner via Phone/Tablet/Computer
- Get your diagnosis and treatment
- Book online or call (519) 208-2273
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