Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)


Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 8:30 PM EST

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Mindful Kids Miami

5275 Sunset Drive, 2nd floor #19, Miami, Florida 33143

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Mindful Kids Miami  

MKM's vision is to improve the lives of all children in the community by giving them access to mindfulness skills which reduce stress and anxiety, develop attention and focus, promote emotional regulation and impulse control, teach empathy and compassion, and create a sense of well-being.


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is an 8-week evidenced based program that combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with mindfulness practices. MBCT operates on the theory that habitual negative thought can create a downward spiral, leading to unhappiness, depression and/or anxiety. Mindfulness helps us to become aware of these patterns, empowering ourselves to manage negative thoughts and moods in more healthful ways, reducing depression,  anxiety and stress.  This program is most beneficial from adults experiencing moderate depression or anxiety and people with a history of depression.

MBCT was developed by therapists Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, and John Teasdale, who sought to build upon cognitive therapy. They felt that by integrating cognitive therapy with the Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), therapy could be more effective. 

MBCT operates on the theory that if you have a history of depression and become distressed, you are likely to return to those automatic cognitive processes that triggered a depressive episode in the past.

This program is most beneficial:

  • For those who have suffered from recurrent depression
  • For those who have been advised to remain on antidepressant medication for the rest of their life to prevent a recurrence, as MBCT may be a welcome alternative

For those interested in an opportunity to learn a new way of relating to unwanted thoughts and feelings and powerful skills for responding to them in an intentional and skillful manner 

What to expect:

  • Be introduced to the basics of mindfulness through practice of awareness of body sensations, mind wandering, mood shifts, and impulses to act.
  • Learn the relationship of thoughts to emotions and moods
  • Concept and practice of decentering relating to thoughts, feelings, and impulses to act as events passing in the mind and body, rather than identifying with them.
  • Learn practices of acceptance/non-aversion, non-attachment, kindly awareness as a new way of relating to phenomenon as they arise
  • Learn the practice of ‘Letting Go’, a skill helpful in preventing oneself getting into and stepping out of unhelpful cycles.
  • Become aware of your own unique warning signs of impending depression and anxiety and to develop specific action plans for when this might occur.


            Learn more about MBCT at our Free Orientation on: 09/15/21 at 6pm          Click HERE


Are you in need of CE (Continuing Education) credits for this course?

CEs intended for:  Chemical Dependency Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists, Nurses, Educators, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists.  Credits to be paid at the end of the course.  Costs is $50. You must sign-in and out for each class to receive credits.

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