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.
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.
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.