Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy has been found to be an effective treatment for recurrent depression. Mindfulness has also been applied to help manage stress, as well as physical pain.
Mindfulness is about paying attention to one's experience, on purpose, moment by moment and without judgment. Developing the skill to be mindful can help with difficult feelings, distressing thoughts and to make better decisions in life.
Mindfulness groups may be beneficial for people experiencing depression, anxiety, or those, who would like to learn a better way to cope with stress.