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3659Openings in 8 week mindfulness and depression class--Starts in June

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  • Marty L. Cooper, MFT
    May 29, 2009
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      Two 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT--see www.mbctsf.com) classes will begin in June, one on Friday mornings (8:30-10:30a) on 6/12/09, and one on Sunday mornings (9-11am) starting 6/14/09.  Both will meet eight consecutive weeks, in the Inner Richmond district of San Francisco.

      MBCT is derived from Jon Kabat-Zinn's work with using mindfulness practice to help those suffering from chronic pain, but was originated to deal with the chronic quality of depression.  MBCT teaches students skills in mindfulness meditation and "thought noticing" techniques derived from Cognitive Therapy.  Each class will be a mix of mindfulness practice, review and problems-solving of the week's work, and support from and for the group in integrating these skills into daily life. 

      Research on MBCT has shown that students who complete the 8 week course fall into another major depression at about 50% less the rate of those who have not gone through the training.

      The class is facilitated by Marty Cooper, MFT, a licensed psychotherapist and vipassana practitioner.
      Fee for the class is $350 plus $30 materials (book and CD).

      Contact Marty Cooper at (415) 835-2162 for more information or to register.  Or you can also visit: www.mbctsf.com.