Dr Bruno CayounDirector | Trainer | Researcher
Dr Bruno Cayoun is a clinical and research psychologist and principal developer of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT). He is the founder and Director of the MiCBT Institute, a leading provider of MiCBT training and professional development to mental health services and professional associations internationally since 2003.
Bruno keeps a private practice in Hobart, Australia, undertakes mindfulness research at the MiCBT Institute, and regularly cooperates on mindfulness-based research with various universities in Australia and abroad. He has practised mindfulness meditation in the Burmese Vipassana tradition of Ledi Sayadaw, U Ba Khin and S. N. Goenka and undergone intensive training in France, Nepal, India, and Australia since 1989.
Bruno is the author of three books, including Mindfulness-integrated CBT: Principles and Practice (Wiley, 2011), Mindfulness-integrated CBT for Well-Being and Personal Growth: Four Steps to Enhance Inner Calm, Self-Confidence and Relationships (Wiley, 2015) and co-author of The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness‐integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Wiley, 2018). His mindfulness training audio instructions are used worldwide in various languages, and he is the principal developer of validated questionnaires, including the Short Progress Assessment , the Mindfulness-based Self Efficacy Scale, and co-developer of the Equanimity Scale 16.
MiCBT Masterclass 15: Right Effort as Cognitive Reappraisal in MiCBT
Cognitive reappraisal in CBT involves a disputation of “distorted thinking” to help people rectify their views to align with “reality”. Similarly, the Right Effort is a central skill set in the “Eightfold Noble Path” in Buddhist psychology, which teaches people to notice the kind of thoughts that inhabit their mind, choose carefully to think helpful thoughts and abandon unhelpful ones.
Since Aaron T. Beck’s philosophy underlying Cognitive Therapy was derived from both ancient Greek and Buddhist philosophies, it is not surprising that both CBT-based cognitive reappraisal and the “Right Effort” involve identifying unhelpful thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing the way we think about something or someone.
This masterclass will describe both methods, the relationship between them, and the important differences in their practice and fundamental assumptions.
You will learn:
- The nature and practice of cognitive reappraisal in CBT
- The nature and practice of the Right Effort in Buddhist psychology
- The important differences between the two approaches to reappraisal
- The application of the Right Effort as cognitive reappraisal in MiCBT