Holbeck College

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Learn how to use mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to treat depression and anxiety.

Study time
7 hours

Level 2

Start date
6 February 2023


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based treatment for depression and anxiety. it is designed to prevent relapse and reoccurrence by giving people a set of mindfulness and cognitive skills to manage their mental health.

This course is designed for mental health professionals (therapists, counsellors, practitioners) looking to use MBCT skills with clients, individuals looking to use MBCT to improve their own wellbeing, and psychology students looking to explore new psychotherapies.

MBCT is a theoretical integration of mindfulness and cognitive therapy but is a standalone treatment so you do not need a background in either mindfulness or cognitive therapy to join this course as everything will be explained from the fundamentals.

This course will take you step-by-step through the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy programme as we learn to:

We will explore both the theoretical and practical sides of MBCT, looking at how and why it works and diving into MBCT techniques with a series of practice exercises that will help you develop your personal mindfulness practice and see how it works in the real world. We’ll learn through videos, articles, quizzes, downloads and activities.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy was originally developed for depression, but now has a strong evidence base for treating anxiety, and research continues to expand into other mental health conditions such as OCD and addiction, all of which will be discussed in this course.

About Level 2

Level 2 is an introductory level qualification suitable for all. They typically do not require prior experience and will take 6-12 weeks to complete based on studying one module per week. See the course description for information specific to this course.


"This is now my third course with Chris and I already have my fourth lined up. Once again MBCT has been super interesting and I have learnt so much from Chris on this course and I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in applying Mindfulness into their practice." Nichola Davis
"Decent course. Chris is a great tutor, it's like listening to a friend. Thank you!" Caroline M
"Amazing and useful course taught by an awesome instructor. I am learning many tools and knowledge that i can put into practice in my daily life and my professional practice to help people with mental health to overcome their difficulties." Adam Abdellatif Choukoukou


This course is available via our on-demand platform. You can learn at your own pace but you will access to your tutor if you have any questions or need additional support. Have some questions before joining the course? Reach out via the contact us page.

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