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'Third Wave' Therapies

Recent years have seen a wave of new types of therapy within the CBT world. These include:

• Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
• Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

The ‘Third Wave’ refers to a family of treatment approaches that all share the core aim of helping people become aware of their thoughts & treat them in a non-judgmental way. These therapies differ from traditional CBT techniques in that their focus is on the process of thought, rather than engaging with its content.

A large number of our CBT therapists are also trained in the ‘Third Wave’ therapies & use them when they find it more suitable for their clients.

While Mindfulness is often used in therapy it is also perfectly possible to simply learn how to use Mindfulness meditation. There is evidence to show that regular meditators are happier & more contented than average. We have a Mindfulness tutor at The Rooms click here for more info.

The most important professional body for Third Wave therapists is Compassionate Mind Foundation www.compassionatemindfoundation.co.uk