MBCT for Depression Anywhere, Anytime: An Interview with Zindel Segal, PhD

Elisha Goldstein speaks with Zindel Segal about an online program called Mindful Noggin that can bring MBCT to you on the go.

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Over a decade ago, Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, and John Teasdale developed Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for helping people not relapse into depression. Over time study after study has come out showing the positive impact MBCT has in relapse depression. I’ve taught this program many many times and have seen the transformative power of it firsthand. At the same time I would get emails from people across the country asking if I knew if it was in their area. Often times it wasn’t, but now Zindel Segal and Sona Dimidjian have solved that problem.

Today, Zindel talks to us about a new online program called Mindful Noggin that can bring MBCT to you anywhere, anytime.

Elisha: The Mindful Noggin is a great name, what exactly is it and how do you see it pushing the needle forward on integrating MBCT into our daily lives?

Zindel: I am glad you like the name Mindful Noggin. It refers to an ongoing collaboration with eLearning Specialists NogginLabs. Sona Dimidjian and I drew on their talents to build a digital version of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, called Mindful Mood…