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8-Week MBCT ONLINE (Fully Enrolled) 17–151–02

Start: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
At: The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, 180 Sudbury Street, Toronto, ON
Fee: $390 (as a charity, we do not charge HST)
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Michael Apollo RP

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression

What is MBCT?
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy providing tools and strategies for preventing depressive relapse, as well as reducing acute depression, anxiety and stress.

We recognize that our in-person MBCT program is not accessible for all, and so we now offer MBCT Online, allowing you to participate from the comfort of your home or office, wherever you may be.

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)

Who Should Attend
Individuals experiencing moderate anxiety or depression and people with a history of depression who are unable to attend an MBCT in person.

Participants Will Learn
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, participation, and home practice activities is required.

Orientation*: October 3, 2017  |  2pm – 4pm EST
Sessions 1-8**: October 10 – December 5, 2017  | 2pm – 4:30pm EST
* Please also be available from 4pm – 5pm on October 3, 2017 in the event we will schedule an interview with you
** program skips November 7th

Fee: $390*
*As the pilot of our MBCT online program, we’re offering registration at a discounted rate of 25% off (Regular Price: $520)
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.

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Insurance Coverage
Insurance receipts will not be provided for this program. For complete information regarding third-party insurance coverage, please click here.

Online Format
Participation will be via your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) or mobile device (iPad, iPhone, Android), with interactive audio, video and chat.
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. Your full attention will be required.
This online program requires high-speed Internet access and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate equipment and internet connection.

Technical Requirements

  1. High-speed internet connection
  2. Video cam (built-in or external)
  3. Audio microphone (built-in or external)

It is the registrant’s responsibility to complete the required technical tests on the computer and to test the internet connection that s/he will be using throughout the course. For those registrants who plan to participate from the workplace, please note that it might be necessary to involve your IT department/consultant in determining how to meet the following technical requirements.

Please complete all the following steps to successfully join the online course

Required Preparation

  • Download Zoom (video conference program) by clicking here or by clicking on https://zoom.us/download
  • Click here for a PDF on how to install Zoom
  • Ensure you have operational headphones/earphones – required to limit feedback
  • Test your headphones/earphones with the computer you will be using
  • Test your camera and microphone by clicking here or by clicking on https://zoom.us/test

If you have any questions, please contact Theo Amory at theo@mindfulnessstudies.com or via phone at 647-524-6216