Using a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Life (MBCT-L) Curriculum on Resilience and Gratitude Enhancement

Conference: The European Conference on Education (ECE2021)
Title: Using a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Life (MBCT-L) Curriculum on Resilience and Gratitude Enhancement
Stream: Counselling, Guidance & Adjustment in Education
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation
Yu-Shan Ting, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Lung-Hsuan Ling, Tainan University of Technology, Taiwan


Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for life (MBCT-L) is a skills-based program. Although several studies have revealed the effects of this program on wellbeing, pressure, and depression. However, the effects of MBCT-L on resilience and gratitude are still critically lacking. This study aimed at using a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for life (MBCT-L) to investigate whether the mindfulness-based program would effectively improve participants’ mindfulness, resilience, and gratitude. Participants were 30 adults recruited from online advertisements and social media. The quasi-experimental design of a six-session experimental instruction was employed in this study. While the experimental group (n =15) received the mindfulness-based intervention, the control group (n=15) did not; however, both groups received the pretest and the posttest. The MBCT-L consists of six sessions (120 minutes for each session) within two days, includes (a) Awakening from auto-pilot; (B) Body-mind connectedness; (c) The body scan; (d) Thoughts are not facts; (e) Taking good care of yourself; (f) Mindfulness in life. Using Test (pretest vs. posttest score of concerned variables) as the dependent variables and using Group (control vs. experimental) as the independent variable, we conducted repeated measure analysis of variance to examine the effects of Group on the improvement of mindfulness, resilience, and gratitude. The findings revealed that after the six-session experimental instruction, the experimental group improved their mindfulness, resilience, and gratitude, whereas the control group did not have such changes. These results provide an effective and valuable mindfulness-based program for enhancing mindfulness, resilience, and gratitude.

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