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MBCT and MBSR Similarities

  • The program foundation is the practice of mindfulness
  • Participants will develop awareness by paying attention and noticing
  • 8-week structure, 2.5 hours per weekly session
  • 1-day silent retreat (recommended)
  • Group format with individual home practice and exercises each week
  • Program is built around facilitator-led discussion and inquiry
  • Sessions include formal meditation practices and mindful movement exercises

MBCT and MBSR Differences

 

MBCT

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Designed to prevent depressive relapse, particularly those who deal with chronic or acute depression and/or mild-to-moderate anxiety
  • Looks at the ‘illness’ of depression / anxiety and asks – how can mindfulness help me stay well?
  • Allows an accumulation of mindfulness experience to give insight about the negative mind states associated with depression / anxiety
  • Can shift the relationship to suffering by recognizing patterns of mind and emotion
  • Emphasizes the element of choice in how to respond to states
  • Explores how patterns of mind and emotion can lead to being at risk for relapse
  • Explicit focus on turning toward low mood and negative thoughts

MBSR

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Designed for the general population, particularly those who deal with chronic stress resulting from a variety of physical / psychological illnesses
  • Looks at the stress of living, especially with a chronic illness, and how it affects our experience
  • Allows an accumulation of mindfulness experience to suggest different ways to respond to suffering
  • Can change the relationship to suffering by turning towards pain and difficulty
  • Emphasizes waking up to the possibility of being present with what is here

 

MBCT and MBSR Themes

MBCT ThemesMBSR Themes
Orientation & InterviewGroup Orientation (45-60 minutes) & One-On-One Intake Interview (10-15 minutes)Group Orientation (45-60 minutes) & One-On-One Intake Interview (5-10 minutes)
Session 1Awareness & Automatic PilotExperiencing New Possibilities
Session 2Living in Our HeadsDiscovering the Wisdom of Embodiment
Session 3Gathering AttentionPerception Determines Experience
Session 4Recognizing AversionImpact of Stress & Stress Reactivity
Session 5Allowing/Letting BeCoping Strategies & Emotional Intelligence
Session 6Thoughts Are Not FactsStressful Communications
Session 7How Can I Best Take Care of MyselfIncreasing Resilience & Self-Care
Session 8Using What I Have LearnedWeaving Your Parachute Before You Jump
RecommendedAttend one of the Centre’s monthly Silent Retreat (6 hours)Attend one of the Centre’s monthly Silent Retreat (6 hours)

Personal Programs

Start: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Friday, September 8, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Start: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Professional Development

Start: Friday, September 8, 2017 - 9:30 am
2017-09-08 13:30:00
Start: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 9:30 am
2017-09-11 13:30:00
Start: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 9:30 am
2017-09-14 13:30:00
Start: Friday, October 6, 2017 - 9:30 am
2017-10-06 13:30:00