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by Dr Paul
Last updated: November 2019
In this module you
will learn about mindfulness and mindfulness-based cognitive
therapy (MBCT). MBCT is a group-based intervention that combines
training in mindfulness meditation with elements of
cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). It is recommended by the
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a
relapse prevention intervention for individuals with recurrent
We hope that you will engage with this module
at an experiential level, and so have included some brief guided
meditation practices to give you a 'taste' and a 'feel' of
mindfulness. Please bring your personal self as well as your
professional self to this module, and your body as well as your
We recommend you work through the module in a
quiet place and at a time when you will not be interrupted. If
at all possible, try to make sure you have enough time to complete
the module in one sitting without needing to rush. If you are not
in the right place or mood to do this, it might be more useful
to go through the module at another time.
This module is fairly specific to MBCT
and its use in depression. The CPD Online module An introduction to mindfulness looks at
the applications of mindfulness in other clinical and non-clinical
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and avoiding burnout: Part 1 – understanding stress and burnout
and Part 2 – taking action by
Dr Sunil Raheja
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