Mindfulness-based Cognitive therapy
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a psychotherapy that involves a combination of cognitive therapy, meditation, and the cultivation of observing thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness is a present-oriented, non-judgmental attitude that allows us to respond rather than react. When practicing mindfulness, we often feel more emotionally centered.
A primary assumption of cognitive therapy is that thoughts precede emotions. Negative self thoughts and emotions may lead to negative moods, such as depression. MBCT utilizes elements of cognitive therapy to help you recognize, reassess your patterns of negative thoughts, and replace them with positive thoughts. Challenging negative patterns of thought will allow you to recognize thoughts that reflect present reality.