Pros for this therapy
MBCT prioritizes learning how to pay attention or concentrate with purpose, in each moment and most importantly, without judgment. Through mindfulness, clients can recognize that holding onto some of these feelings are ineffective and mentally destructive. Mindfulness is also thought by Fulton et al. to be useful for the therapists as well during therapy sessions. Research has shown that people who have had clinical depression three or more times have considerably reduced the chances that the depression will return after using a MBCT program.
Cons for this therapy
Very little research has been conducted on MBCT, therefore few cons of the therapy have been found. Research that has been conducted, has resulted in mostly positive findings, however many of the findings have not been able to be contributed to MBCT-specific effects. Further research must be conducted in order to better understand how effective MBCT is.