MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy)

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression with a live facilitator online.

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)

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.

8 weekly online sessions of 2.5 hours each

Most third-party insurance plans cover the cost of this program. Learn more, click here.

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.

Upcoming Courses

MBCT Online 24-101-04

Start: Thursday, July 20, 2023
Facilitator(s): Helen Munt BSW RSW & Angie Kingma OT Reg. (Ont.) RP

MBCT Online 24-101-05

Start: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Facilitator(s): Elaine Orsini RP & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Kim Ronaline Salvador

MBCT in Downtown Toronto 24-101-08

Start: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Facilitator(s): Shawna Perlin MD & Helen Munt BSW RSW