About this Video
May 02, 2007
About the Video: One in five people in the UK are expected to suffer from depression at some point in their lives, but the majority will never get any treatment.
In order to combat the root causes of depression, the London Buddhist Centre in Bethnal Green has been providing a novel course of treatment known as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
This involves group sessions in which people try to understand and overcome the feelings associated with depression, and work to resolve negative patterns of thinking and behaviour.
Preventing a relapse
Maitreyabandhu, a member of the London Buddhist Centre and a champion for MBCT, says: "If we are going to stay well we need to work with the tendencies of our mind. We need to find ways of resolving unhelpful habits of thinking and feeling. MBCT is a practical way to help someone not relapse into depression.