An 8-week program for coping with anxiety, depression, and emotional distress. In this program, you will learn to access and cultivate your natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself and find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.
An overview of the program and an introduction to mindfulness practice will be provided. Before this session, a mandatory phone interview (10-15 minutes) for those new to the Centre or Facilitator will be arranged to review eligibility and ensure the program will be beneficial for you. The duration of this first session is approximately 3 hours with participation being mandatory for continued participation in the program.
Participants will meet as a group with a facilitator(s) once a week for 7 more weeks. Each session is approximately 2.5 hours long and is organized around a theme that is explored through short talks, experiential exercises, group inquiry and mindfulness meditation practices. Digital materials to reinforce session themes and support home practice are provided. Commitment to attendance and home practice is an essential component for participation in and effectiveness of the program.
A full-day mindfulness silent retreat held on a weekend between weeks 5 and 7 is included in this program. While not mandatory, it is highly recommended to attend.
The MBCT program will teach you specific techniques aimed at reducing anxiety and depression as well as how to cope with emotional distress as it arises.
This program is designed for anyone experiencing mild to moderate depression or anxiety, who has a history of depression and/or those interested in learning a set of strategies designed to help manage mood and promote long-term wellness. This program is also for mental and other health professionals who wish to begin integrating mindfulness’s core skills and principles into their work or as the first step in pursuing further teacher training in MBCT as this group fulfills the prerequisite for becoming a certified MBCT teacher. Meditation experience is not required.
Program Fee: $650* (HST and materials included).
*Most private health insurance covers the cost of this program. Please contact your insurance provider to determine whether therapeutic group sessions (in-person or online) offered by a Registered Psychologist are covered.
To make our therapeutic groups more accessible to everyone, payment plans are available for those who require them.
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Most private health insurance covers the cost of this program. Please contact your insurance provider to determine whether therapeutic group sessions (in-person or online) offered by a Registered Psychologist are covered.