Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction began at the U.Mass. Medical Center in 1979 and is now offered in over 200 medical centers around the world, as well as in countless private groups and classes, as a proven complement to medical treatment. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, based on the MBSR program, works with the thoughts and feelings of depression and introduces skills for mastering them.


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