The program we are offering here at UCLA is called Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
The purpose of MBCT is to reduce your chances of experiencing depression. This program is for women who have experienced a mood episode in the past, and who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or who have recently given birth.
If you are eligible, there will be no cost to you to take part in this program. MBCT is an 8-week group treatment involving learning to meditate. The group meets once a week for 2 hours. Up to 10 women will be permitted to participate at one time. During the group, we will teach information that can help you recognize the onset of a mood episode and teach you some strategies to prevent future episodes.
Mindfulness involves meditation exercises to bring greater awareness to unhelpful habits of thinking, learning to see clearly what is happening in the present moment and learn to make more conscious choices. You will have opportunities to share and review experiences with other group members. Each meeting includes practice of these skills and discussions. In addition, you will be invited to practice some activities each week at home.
In this UCLA research study, you will learn...
•Practical information about depression and mania, including symptoms and warning signs.
•Ways to recognize the onset of a mood episode.
•Strategies to prevent future mood episodes.
•Skills to manage stress, which may help you feel greater ease and peace of mind.
Spaces are limited, so call or email today! (310) 267-2659 firstname.lastname@example.org