Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Suicidality

In this linked paper, a clinical trial testing a novel therapy for reducing suicide risk in military veterans, namely Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Preventing Suicide Behaviour (MBCT-S), is planned. The ten-week intervention was adapted from an existing treatment for depression, MBCT, which has been gaining massively in popularity for a range of presentations in recent years.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27592123

In this linked paper, a clinical trial testing a novel therapy for reducing suicide risk in military veterans, namely Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Preventing Suicide Behaviour (MBCT-S), is planned. The ten-week intervention was adapted from an existing treatment for depression, MBCT, which has been gaining massively in popularity for a range of presentations in recent years.

MBCT is rooted in Eastern culture and is characterised by a non-judgemental, purposeful, present-moment awareness as originally described by John Kabat-Zinn in 1990. MBCT is a groups skills training program, usually consisting of eight weekly sessions, which integrates elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for depression into the mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) training program developed by Kabat-Zinn with others. In MBCT, however, there is little emphasis on changing the content of thoughts; rather, people are taught to recognise that thoughts and feelings are events in the mind and not truths per-se nor aspects of the Self. Such an approach typically de-centres views, leading to new beliefs such as ‘thoughts are not facts’ and ‘I am not my thoughts’. People gradually learn to look ‘at’ thoughts rather than ‘from’ thoughts, thus identifying with the deeper Self beyond these thoughts as opposed to tangling up the thoughts with the sense of who they intrinsically are.

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Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS

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