29 Mar Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Perinatal Group being offered
A new 8 week session is being offered for those attempting conception, pregnant or within 12 months postpartum. Mindfulness is an accepting and non-judgmental awareness of thoughts, emotions, and present circumstances. MBCT blends cognitive therapy and mindfulness practices. Participants familiarize themselves with modes of thinking that contribute to negative mood states and develop new relationships to thoughts to promote healthier ways of living.
Research has shown this approach to be quite effective, including Reducing depressive symptoms (especially in preventing recurrence of depression), Relieving anxious symptoms, Lowering stress, Promoting sleep, and Supporting healthy interpersonal relationships.