Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Based on MBSR, Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale developed MBCT for the treatment of recurrent depression. MBCT combines cognitive therapy with mindfulness practices. Information about the research demonstrating the effectiveness of MBCT for preventing recurrence of depression and other conditions is available at www.mbct.com and http://oxfordmindfulness.org/science.
Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) Developed by researchers at the University of Washington, MBRP integrates cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices to help people in recovery from addictions. The website describes the research on MBRP and offers free mp3’s of practices used in MBRP.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) In 1979, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn developed mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and launched the Stress Reduction Clinic at UMASS. In 1995 he founded the UMMS Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Directed by Dr. Saki F. Santorelli, the mission of the Center is to explore, articulate, and further mindfulness in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities through clinical care, rigorous scientific research, academic and professional education and training, and informed policy and public discourse. Courses in MBSR are offered throughout the year at the UMMS Maple Avenue campus in Shrewsbury.
Mindfulness Meditation Research Mindfulness meditation research can be found on the National Institutes of Health website.
Mindful Yoga Mindful Hatha Yoga has been an essential part of mindfulness-based interventions since Kabat-Zinn developed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Representing the union of mind and body, gentle yoga practice is another way to draw on the wisdom of body and mind for healing. Dr. Lynn Rossy at the University of Missouri’s Mindfulness Center has shared her MBSR Yoga videos on YouTube.