Learn to manage anxiety and prevent the relapse of depression
What is MBCT?
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a clinically-proven group therapy for preventing depressive relapse. It also reduces acute 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
A variety of 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. If you are not able to attend the scheduled Session 4, or if you would have to miss more than two sessions in total, we recommend that you register for an MBCT program starting on a different date.
Who Should Attend
Individuals experiencing moderate anxiety or depression and people with a history of depression. See guidelines on whether MBCT or MBSR is right for you.
Orientation & Interview: October 17, 2016 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sessions: October 24 - December 12, 2016 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Mandatory Session 4: November 14, 2016 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Optional Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 3, 2016 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Darren Higgins MD FRCPC & Anya Choulsky OT Reg. (Ont.)
Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Anya Choulsky (Occupational Therapist). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.
Fee: $485 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies
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- A valid OHIP card is required and must be brought to the Orientation & Interview session.
- 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.