8-Week MBCT 18–101–27
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.
Orientation & Interview: September 24, 2018 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Sessions 1-8*: October 1 – December 3, 2018 | 2pm – 4:30pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 10am – 4pm
* program skips October 8th & October 29th
NOTE: while it is important for participants to attend all sessions, Session 4 on October 29th is particularly important – if you are unable to attend this session, you should register for a different program offering
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- A valid OHIP card is required for this program and must be brought to the Orientation & Interview session
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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 Elaine Smookler (Psychotherapist ). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.