Practising Regular Formal Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Meditation

By Patrizia Collard

Part of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) isn’t a sticking plaster. It can assist you in tackling your problems, but only if you make it part of your regular life. Here are some ideas:

  • Reserve a special place just for your meditation.

  • Ensure that you pencil in regular dates with yourself to meditate.

  • Be kind to yourself and don’t judge when you lapse or forget to practise.

  • Remember that every moment provides the opportunity for a new beginning.

  • Meditating doesn’t have a right or a wrong way, just your way.

  • Remind yourself that you have the rest of your life to meditate.

  • Consider joining a meditation group or invite friends and family to join you.