According to Jon Kabat-Zin.....
"...MBCT and cognitive therapy are paradoxical models of acceptance and change. MBCT integrates successful elements of CBT into a complementary mindfulness-based paradign. In many ways these models work very well together. In other ways they are paradoxical because CBT is focused on change while MF is focused on acceptance.
As we cultivate greater awareness of our experiences, we can also cultivate compassionate acceptance of those experiences. In short, as acceptance grows, profound changes may occur in thought and behaviour. With MBCT we don’t seek to change thoughts but how we relate to thoughts. It set out a radically different approach for therapists who have a desire for their clients to change. With MBCT, Western psychotherapists incorporate Eastern approaches in what may be termed ‘third wave’ practices.
MBCT is evidence based and is the modern day self medication tool. MBCT is a lifestyle change – it doesn't start and end with the 6 week programme. If you’re prepared to include Mindfulness as a way of life you will certainly enjoy the rewards."
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