MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy)

MBCT Program Testimonial: “This program has made a profound impact on my life. It has enabled me to change my relationship with difficult thoughts and emotions. I feel I am finally in control of them.“

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy for preventing depressive relapse and treating mood disorders.

It reduces 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

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.

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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.

If you’re taking an online MBCT, participants must be able to meet the following technical requirements.

Timing

8 weekly online sessions of 2.5 hours each

Fee

*$100 off MBCT offerings June – August 2024*

As a charity, we do not charge taxes.

MBCT Program Testimonial: “This was an amazing experience! I felt so comfortable with the facilitators and others. I learned so much and I feel like all of the skills and practices I learned will be of great benefit to me.“
MBCT Program Testimonial: “This course made mindfulness accessible, teaching me to listen to myself and others while providing tools for daily practices. I now recognize and manage discomfort more effectively.“

Most third-party insurance plans cover the cost of this program.

Upcoming Courses

MBCT Online ($100 off) 25-101-04

Start: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Facilitator(s): Angie Kingma RP

MBCT Online ($100 off) 25-101-05

Start: Tuesday, August 20, 2024
Facilitator(s): Nikki Mohle RN

MBCT in Downtown Toronto 25-101-06

Start: Thursday, September 12, 2024
Facilitator(s): Helen Munt BSW RSW

MBCT Online 25-101-10

Start: Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Facilitator(s): Melissa Nigrini RP