mindfulness-based cognitive training (mbct)

the gold standard program MBCT

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a standard training program which combines Mindfulness Practices with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

MBCT is the gold standard of mindfulness-based non-medication approaches to prevent the relapse into depression and anxiety. It is the program with the largest and most profound scientific research worldwide.

Everyone can benefit from building mental capacity, expanding awareness and cultivating presence. Participants will learn skills and practices to increase resilience to stress and negative thinking spirals.

It was an overall much more impactful experience than I’d expected for myself. I wasn’t sure if it would really help me with the struggles I’d had, but I went in with hope that it might help. And it did.  Meditation was new to me but I stuck with the home practice assignments and felt …

MBCT participant Suhani, 36, Senior Business manager

As an expatriated family man, the stresses of my Hong Kong professional life had begun to take a toll on my emotional wellbeing. The program helped me realise, in a non-threatening way, how to respect the health of the mind in the same way as the health of the body and armed me with the …

MBCT participant Mike, 49, Senior Executive

Does MBCT suit you?

The program is designed to identify and effectively address the triggers and symptoms of low mood, depression and anxiety as they arise in everyday life.

Much like physical exercise can help you to recover and prevent illness by building muscles, increase flexibility and overall fitness, MBCT increases your mental fitness and flexibility. It also develops your inner strength and the mental muscles of awareness and attention.

MBCT 8-week program

Due to pandemic situation in HK currently no dates planned


FREE intro, venue visit and Q&A

  • You have missed the Orientation and Intro Session? That’s ok. You can get in touch with Sebastian directly to discuss individually!

  • ONSITE or ONLINE Group Program
  • 1-day silent retreat (included) – for both groups


  • Regular rate HKD4200 – to be paid after registration and mandatory intake interview with Sebastian
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Teacher and facilitator

MBCT Teacher Sebastian Droesler

Sebastian Droesler is a Counselling Psychologist who has been working as a mental health professional for more than 10 years. He is certified with the Toronto Centre for Mindfulness Studies (Toronto and Oxford being the two leading and founding MBCT institutions worldwide)

He holds master’s degrees in Psychology and Counselling and practices Mindfulness himself since he started working in the field. He studied Early Buddhism at HKU.

Teaching the program

Sebastian works with many individuals suffering from low mood, depression and anxiety. Based on his experience the practice of mindfulness in combination with cognitive training not only helps to prevent the relapse into depression and anxiety but caters to improve mental health in general.

He teaches MBCT because it was particularly designed for expanding the skillset to better respond to situations and periods of distress that he sees in many of his clients.

Research on the program

Please find here scientific research and evidence base

Some of the most impressive studies to date involve a treatment called mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, which combines meditation with psychotherapy to help patients deal with thoughts that lead to depression. Randomized controlled trials have shown that the approach significantly reduces the risk of depression relapse in individuals who have previously had three or more major depressive episodes.

The Washington Post, March 2018

Not sure if you should attend?

This program is suited for individuals experiencing moderate anxiety and/or people with a history of depressive episodes.

If you are unsure about choosing the right program, please refer to the chart below as well as the following short videos.

Patricia Rockman Video MBCT vs. MBSR

Zindel Segel on MBCT