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Personal Programs

We offer effective evidence-based clinical therapies for individuals with mental health concerns and chronic illnesses, including: anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, diabetes, cancer, perfectionism, insomnia, eating disorders, substance abuse and addiction.

Introductory Programs

We offer half-day and full-day Mindfulness for Beginners workshops, as well as half-day Mindfulness for Teens and Mindfulness for Parents workshops. For more info, see our Introductory Workshops page.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a clinically proven therapy for reducing stress and anxiety, and preventing relapses in those who suffer from depression. It combines the practice of mindfulness meditation with the practical skills of cognitive therapy. Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention in the present moment, and leads to increased personal awareness and clarity. Cognitive therapy is designed to interrupt thought patterns that lead to depressive and anxious spirals. The program was originally developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale for people with a history of reoccurring depression. Learn more about MBCT.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an empirically-supported 8-week psycho-educational group that teaches mindfulness meditation as a health intervention. Research has demonstrated improved physical, psychological, and behavioural outcomes. MBSR is for those who wish to better deal with stress, maintain or increase their health and wellbeing, and learn mindfulness.

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindfulness practice increases our awareness of the present moment and encourages us to fully experience it as it is. Self-compassion further assists us in bringing greater kindness and understanding to periods of suffering, to be more accepting of our flaws and understanding of our challenges. Self-compassion can help us “get out of our own way” and live up to our greatest potential.

Mindfulness for Diabetes Management

Develop mindfulness skills to better manage stress and diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition, associated with long-term physical and psychological effects. Living with diabetes often brings with it a broad range of related stressors that can affect diabetes management.

Mindfulness has been shown to regulate emotion and to help people manage anxious states and low moods. Mindfulness also reduces blood pressure, assists with blood sugar control, and helps participants to increase mental and physical wellbeing, so they can thrive with this condition.

There are currently no upcoming Diabetes programs scheduled. It is expected one will be scheduled for Fall 2016 so check back soon.

MBCT for Cancer

Building resilience… one breath at a time.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Cancer helps in coping with a diagnosis, treatment or recovery.

Participants will learn how to cope more effectively with the challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis as well as to manage attention and regulate emotion in what are often extremely stressful times

Mindfulness for Teens: Emotion & Attention Regulation

Building resilience… one breath at a time

Mindfulness for Teens teaches skills and practices to enhance awareness, regulate emotions, and improve attention. This nine-week group program will teach teens how to manage difficult feelings, grow in self-acceptance, and improve their overall well-being. Don’t forget, the young brain and heart has the power to bounce back quickly.

Other Personal Programs

We occasionally offer other programs, including those for:

  • Eating
  • Insomnia
  • Substance abuse and addiction

Please check our Personal Programs Calendar or contact us for more information.

Personal Programs

Start: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:00 am
Start: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:30 pm

Professional Development

Start: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 9:30 am
Start: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:30 am
Start: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:00 am
Start: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:30 am