At the start of this course we looked at how vicious cycles contribute to depression, and we can start to revse them. BUth rather than hving to resverse these ycles, its even better if we can prevent tham from sgetting started in the first place. And that’s MBCT ca n help . MBCT is a type of therapy that integrates elements of mindfulness into cognitive behavtioural therapy. MBCT was veevloped to help [revent depression relapse. IF we’re more mindful of our thoughts and behviours, and our modds and how we’re feeling, we can often intervene in ways that prevent us freom becoming depressed in the first place. I offern an entire online course in MBCT. The bideo below uses the parable of the two arrows to teach us how we can respond to our unpleasant expereinces such as depressed moods, negative thoughts, and physical discomfort, in ways that prevent things from escalating, prevent vicious from getting started, and as resutl help prevent relatps of dperssion. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) uses the parable of the two arrows to explain the difference between pain and suffering. This video takes another look at the interrelationships between thoughts, feelings and emotions, behavior, and body sensations from that perspective. And it teaches us how to respond to unpleasant and painful experiences in ways that don’t lead to suffering.