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13
Fri

8-Week MBCT in Guelph

Start: Friday, October 13, 2017- 9:30 am

Please note that this program was originally scheduled to start on September 22nd but has been postponed. It will run from October 13th – December 15th.

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression

What is MBCT?
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, 2015)

Participants Will Learn
A variety of 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.

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

A commitment to attendance and home practice activities is required. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the day-long silent retreat. If you are not able to attend the scheduled Session 4, or if you would have to miss more than two sessions in total, we recommend that you register for an MBCT program starting on a different date. And please note that, in order to receive an insurance receipt, you must attend a minimum of six sessions.

Timing (please note that this program was originally scheduled to start on Sept 22nd but the dates have been revised to those below)
Friday Mornings
Orientation & Interview: October 13, 2017 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
Sessions 1-8*: October 20 – December 15, 2017 | 9:30am – 12pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 11am – 3pm
* programs skips November 24th
NOTE: while it is important for participants to attend all sessions, Session 4 on November 10th is particularly important – if you are unable to attend this session, you should register for a different program offering

Location
Chancellors Way Medical Arts Centre
The Studio Room, 175 Chancellors Way (Suite 102) with The CareWell Health Group
Research Park North
University of Guelph, Main Campus
Guelph, ON N1G 0E9

Fee: $520 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

  • A valid OHIP card is required and must be brought to the Orientation & Interview session.
  • All participants must be free of substance misuse.

Insurance Coverage
If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers and to verify that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question. For complete information regarding third-party insurance coverage, please click here.

Upon request, an insurance receipt for this program will be provided on behalf of Blakie Sahay (Occupational Therapist). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.

Facilitator(s):Andrea Alvarez MD & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Oct
16
Mon

8-Week MBSR in GUELPH

Start: Monday, October 16, 2017- 6:00 pm

Learn practical ways to manage stress

What is MBSR?
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is for individuals experiencing stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions.

This 8-week psycho-educational group program helps develop capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to manage stress. The majority of MBSR program participants report lasting decreases in psychological and physical symptoms exacerbated by chronic stress.

Research has demonstrated improved behavioural outcomes including better sleep, lower blood pressure, and fewer worries.

Participants Will Learn
How to develop a different relationship to stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions.

Who Should Attend
Individuals suffering from chronic stress, illness and pain, who wish to increase their overall health and wellbeing. See guidelines on whether MBSR or MBCT is right for you.

A commitment to attendance and home practice activities is required. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the day-long silent retreat. If you are not able to attend the scheduled Session 4, or if you would have to miss more than two sessions in total, we recommend that you register for an MBSR program starting on a different date. And please note that, in order to receive an insurance receipt, you must attend a minimum of six sessions.

Timing
Monday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: October 16, 2017 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8: October 23 – December 11, 2017 | 6:30pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 3, 2017
NOTE: While it is important for participants to attend all sessions, Session 4 on November 13th is particularly important – if you are unable to attend this session, you should register for a different program offering

Location
Chancellors Way Medical Arts Centre
The Studio Room, 175 Chancellors Way (Suite 102) with The CareWell Health Group
Research Park North
University of Guelph, Main Campus
Guelph, ON N1G 0E9

Fee: $520 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

  • All participants must be free of substance misuse.

Insurance Coverage
If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers and to verify that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question. For complete information regarding third-party insurance coverage, please click here.

Upon request, an insurance receipt for this program will be provided on behalf of Blakie Sahay (Occupational Therapist). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)

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