"MBCT focuses on helping people to become more aware of these thoughts and feelings, and thus better able to gain distance from them."

The problems I've had with MCBT is that "Thus". In my experience, becoming more mindful and aware has no relationship to actually having any effect on how I think and feel. My thoughts do not have the effect on my emotions that CBT and MCBT posit they will. And I've been trying for a year and a half at this point. In fact, I was specifically looking for a way to MAKE my thoughts affect my feelings, and all CBT taught me is that it's supposed to just happen.

I believe that MCBT is an amazing help for the people for whom it works but it just isn't useful for everyone.