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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Group

Mindfulness-based therapies teach you to experience and respond to unwanted thoughts, feelings and physical sensations in a constructive way. Rather than trying to prevent, control or get rid of these responses, we help you learn to relate to your internal experiences and the external world with openness and acceptance and without judgment or attempts to escape what exists. This eight-week program aims to change the habits and patterns of the mind.


Description: Eight-week program in which participants gather in a group setting to learn cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness exercises designed to increase nonjudgmental, moment-to-moment awareness of bodily sensations, thoughts and emotions. Participants use mindfulness to cultivate a new way of relating to internal and situational experiences using curiosity, acceptance and compassion. Participants must commit to eight weeks of group sessions and 40-50 minutes of daily practice at home during the program (CD provided to facilitate home practice). There are also specific groups for depression, anxiety, and survivors of trauma or severe stress.

For more information, please contact Dr. Zerubavel at

Location: Civitan Building, Room 164, 2213 Elba St., Durham, 27705

Presenter: Dr. Noga Zerubavel
Noga Zerubavel, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. She has clinical expertise in cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches to psychotherapy, including dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). She specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and also works with individuals with mood, anxiety and eating disorders.

Dates and Times: Please contact Dr. Zerubavel for next available dates. Each session will last 2 hours.

Cost: One individual session prior to program; eight group sessions at $74 per session (most insurance coverage is accepted).

Registration: Please contact Dr. Zerubavel at