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Embracing the Present, A Journey into Mindfulness

Updated: Jun 4, 2023

What is Mindfulness Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy?

It is a holistic approach to therapy that addresses both the physical and emotional facets of your wellbeing and is made possible by the combination of mindfulness and cognitive-behavioural therapy. Being mindful involves practising nonjudgmental awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. Whereas, cognitive behavioural therapy is a type of talk therapy that helps people in understanding and changing damaging thought and behaviour patterns. MB-CBT will assist you in responding to circumstances calmly and efficiently rather than becoming enmeshed in negative thought patterns and acting without thinking.

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How Can Mindfulness Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (MB-CBT) Help You?

It's not unusual to experience overwhelming, nervous, or stuck feelings at some point in our lives due to the difficulties of dealing with challenges in life. MB-CBT may be a beneficial strategy for you if you've tried a variety of coping mechanisms but haven't been able to get the peace you need.

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Why Should I Try MB-CBT?

You can use MB-CBT as an effective way to manage your stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues. You will feel more in control of your life and more prepared to face obstacles if you acquire useful techniques for controlling your thoughts and behaviours. MB-CBT can help with a variety of problems, such as

  • Stress and feeling overwhelmed

  • Life adjustments

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Health concerns

  • Grief & loss

  • Relationship challenges

  • Mentoring and Supervision for Social Workers and Counsellors

  • Supervision

  • Trauma

  • Bullying

  • Communication development

  • Child and Adolescent challenges

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How Do I Find a MB-CBT Counsellor?

Finding an accredited counsellor who specialises in MB-CBT is the first step if you're interested in the therapy. Look for a counsellor who has knowledge of and training in both CBT and mindfulness. Counselling generally lasts between 8-12 weeks, but that can be different for each person.

If you or anyone you know needs assistance for mental health issues or suicide due to social media or cyberbullying, please contact:

  • Beyond Blue: 24/7 counselling service call: 1300 22 4636 or chat

  • Lifeline: 24/7 crisis support and suicide hotline 13 11 14

Do You Practice Mindfulness CBT?

  • Yes

  • Not Yet

  • I am Interested


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