Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based program that combines mindfulness and cognitive therapy techniques for working with stress, anxiety, depression, and other problems. Building Competence in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy provides the first transcript of an entire 8-week program. This intimate portrayal of the challenges and celebrations of actual clients give the reader an inside look at the processes that occur within these groups. The author also provides insights and practical suggestions for building personal and professional competence in delivering the MBCT protocol.

Foreword Segal  1. Introduction  I. Building Competence  2. Building Personal and Professional Competence in MBCT  3. Building Competence in the Methods of MBCT  II. Session Transcripts  4. Initial Session  5. MBCT Session 1: Awareness and Automatic Pilot  6. MBCT Session 2: Living in Our Heads  7. MBCT Session 3: Gathering the Scattered Mind  8. MBCT Session 4: Recognizing Aversion  9. MBCT Session 5: Allowing/Letting Be  10. MBCT Session 6: Thoughts are Not Facts  11. MBCT Session 7: How Can I Best Take Care of Myself?  12. MBCT Session 8: Maintaining and Extending New Learning  References  Index