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Use Mindfulness to Recover From Depression | Being Well Podcast, Dr. Zindel Segal

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On today’s episode of Being Well, Dr. Zindel Segal joins @Rick Hanson and I to talk about Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), an eight-week group therapy program designed to help those who suffer with chronic unhappiness and prevent relapse after episodes of severe clinical depression.

About our guest: Dr. Segal, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough and one of the founders of MBCT, is the author of this article. His expertise is in depression and mood disorders. He has made a significant impact on the clinical adoption and addition of mindfulness-based cognitive therapies to traditional forms.

Key Topics:
0: 00 Introduction
1: 50 The Origins of MBCT
4: 30 Why Segal prioritized studying mindfulness as an intervention to depression
7: 20 Comparing MBCT with traditional CBT
10: 40 What about depression makes us more reactive to thoughts and feelings?
13: 45 Mindfulness of sadness vs direct experience
19: 20 MBCT practices explained
24: 30 Three minute breathing space exercise
32: 30 Attentional control training
35: 20 Managing feelings of inadequacy
39: 55 Motivation
44: 10 Ongoing practices after the MBCT course
46: 50 Creating accessibility to mindfulness resources
48: 15 Recap

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Who am I? I’m Forrest, co-author of Resilient and host of The Being Well Podcast. I make videos that simplify psychology, mental health, personal growth, and psychology.

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