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MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy)

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy for preventing depressive relapse. It also reduces acute depression, anxiety and stress.

Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention to the present moment. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is designed to bring awareness to the habitual negative thinking that leads to depressive and anxious spirals. Combined, MBCT interrupts how we habitually react to situations, so we can choose to respond in more skillful ways.

Research has demonstrated MBCT is as effective as antidepressants in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence. (Kuyken, 2008)

 

Participants Will Learn

Who Should Attend
Individuals experiencing moderate anxiety or depression and people with a history of depression. See guidelines on whether MBSR or MBCT is right for you.

Timing
8 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours each plus Orientation & Interview (9 weeks, 23 hours)

Skills and practices to manage depression, anxiety and prevent relapse. By learning to identify the triggers and symptoms of anxiety and depression, participants can effectively address these issues as they arise in everyday life.

A commitment to attendance and home practice activities is required. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend a day-long silent retreat but it is an optional part of the program.

“I am not the same person as when I started. I will continue to meditate on a daily basis… this has been so powerful and profound…”

- MBCT Participant

Upcoming Courses

8-Week MBCT 17-101-04

Start: Friday, January 27, 2017@2:00 pm
Facilitator(s): David Denis ND, RP & Ian Singer MSW, RSW

8-Week MBCT 17-101-06

Start: Monday, February 6, 2017@5:30 pm
Facilitator(s): Darren Higgins MD FRCPC & Nikki Mohle RN CNO

8-Week MBCT in Guelph 17-101-10

Start: Friday, February 10, 2017@1:30 pm
Facilitator(s): Andrea Alvarez MD & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT 17-101-05

Start: Wednesday, February 22, 2017@6:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Bobby Esbin MD & Allison McLay DCS RP

2-Day MBCT 17-104-01

Start: Friday, February 24, 2017@5:30 pm
Facilitator(s): Pat Smith MD & Amanda Guthrie ND

8-Week MBCT in Scarborough 17-101-11

Start: Wednesday, March 8, 2017@5:30 pm
Facilitator(s): Arpita Biswas C.Psych & second facilitator TBA

8-Week MBCT 17-101-07

Start: Tuesday, March 21, 2017@6:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Laura Lee Copeland MD MBA FACEP & Angie Kingma OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT 17-101-08

Start: Thursday, April 6, 2017@9:30 am
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Raha Mirian MA RP

8-Week MBCT 17-101-09

Start: Thursday, April 20, 2017@6:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Ian Singer MSW RSW & Dee Miron OT Reg. (Ont.)

Personal Programs

Start: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Start: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Start: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Professional Development

Start: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 9:30 am
Start: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:30 am
Start: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Start: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 9:30 am