Born in Britain, backed by solid research.
MBCT was originally developed in Great Britain by researchers Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale (with support from mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn) and is described in the books Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (2002) and The Mindful Way Through Depression (2007). The effectiveness of their program has been proven in a number of clinical studies, including one published in December, 2008 in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology that shows MBCT to be as effective as anti-depressant medication in preventing relapse and more effective in enhancing people's quality of life. You can learn more about how MBCT was developed and read some of the key research studies at www.mbct.com.
MBCT/Boston brings it home.
The MBCT/Boston program is based on the work done by Segal, Williams and Teasdale -- and makes it available to people in the Boston area. Each MBCT/Boston course meets for eight weeks from 5:30-7:15pm in Watertown Square, just minutes from downtown Boston. Groups are small -- limited to 12 participants -- and are facilitated by Tom Pedulla, LICSW, a psychotherapist and clinical social worker who's been practicing mindfulness meditation for nearly 30 years. In addition to expert instruction, the MBCT/Boston program offers group support and a set of tools and exercises you can take home and integrate into your daily life. Many of these are contained in The Mindful Way Workbook (2014) by Teasdale, Williams and Segal, which we use throughout the course