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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy ONLINE

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression

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 must be able to meet the following technical requirements

Timing
8 weekly online sessions of 2.5 hours each
plus Orientation of 1.25 hours

Your third-party insurance plan may 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, participation, and home practice activities is required.

“I am not the same person as when I started. I will continue to meditate on a daily basis… this has been so powerful and profound…”

- MBCT Participant

Upcoming Courses

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

Start: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Michael Apollo RP

8-Week MBCT ONLINE 18-151-01

Start: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Facilitator(s): Michael Apollo RP & Elaine Smookler RP

8-Week MBCT ONLINE 18-151-02

Start: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Facilitator(s): Michael Apollo RP & Melissa Nigrini RP

8-Week MBCT Online 18-151-03

Start: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Facilitator(s): Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT Online (FULLY ENROLLED) 18-151-04

Start: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Facilitator(s): Rhea Plosker MASc MC RSW RP

8-Week MBCT Online 18-151-05

Start: Friday, September 21, 2018
Facilitator(s): Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT Online 18-151-06

Start: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Facilitator(s): Melissa Nigrini RP

8-Week MBCT Online 18-151-07

Start: Monday, November 26, 2018
Facilitator(s): Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)