16-101-14 Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (starts June 21)

By Centre for Mindfulness Studies (other events)

Tue, Jun 21 2016 5:30 PM EST Tue, Aug 23 2016 8:00 PM EST

Learn practical ways to manage anxiety and effectively prevent the relapse of depression.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is a clinically proven program for preventing relapse into depression and reducing stress and anxiety. It combines the practice of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy. Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention in the present moment. It increases our awareness of how we habitually react to situations, so we can choose to respond in more effective ways. Cognitive therapy is designed to interrupt the habitual negative thinking that leads to depressive and anxious spirals.

Participants will learn a variety of techniques they can use to develop a new relationship with their thoughts and feelings. They will also learn how to respond adaptively to the early warning signs of relapse.

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.

Who should attend
This program is for anyone experiencing moderate anxiety/depression. It is also highly recommended for people with a history of depression.

Tuesday Evenings.
Orientation & Interview: June 21, 2016 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Sessions: June 28 - August 23, 2016* | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
*Skipping August 9 session

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies
Gabriela Room, 180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Monica Branigan MD & Amanda Guthrie ND

Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Amanda Guthrie (Naturopathic Doctor). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.

Please register at least one week in advance of the course/workshop date you wish to attend. Registration is limited. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Fee: $485 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)

As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Social Program.

  • A valid OHIP card is required and must be brought to the orientation.
  • All participants must be free of substance misuse.
  • If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers (e.g. Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Naturopath) and that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question (sometimes there are restrictions on the particular services covered by a given health profession). Please check the profession of the non-physician faculty for this program (see above), and confirm that profession is covered by your insurance and that the program is not an excluded service for that profession. Insurance receipts will be issued during the final session of the program.

Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Mailing Address

180 Sudbury Street, Unit C2 Toronto, ON M6J 0A8