17-110-02 Mindfully-Informed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (starts Sept 18)

By The Centre for Mindfulness Studies (other events)

Mon, Sep 18 2017 6:00 PM Mon, Dec 11 2017 9:00 PM

Learn to cope with current difficulties and stay well in the long term.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is one of the most researched psychological approaches for a wide range of conditions, including depression and anxiety.

Mindfull-Informed CBT builds a set of skills that enables people to interrupt the cycle of dysfunctional thoughts and behaviours with mindfulness. After learning CBT, people can “become their own therapists” by using what they’ve learned to address problems as they arise.

While CBT is a key underpinning Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), MBCT emphasizes teaching CBT-informed mindfulness practices.

This 10-week program will focus on teaching participants the tools of CBT with mindfulness as a backdrop.

Participants Will Learn
CBT skills and techniques to manage depression and anxiety.

Who Should Attend
Individuals experiencing moderate anxiety/depression or with a history of depression. It is also recommended for MBCT graduates to increase their skill in using tools from CBT to stay well. People interested in incorporating CBT into their existing treatment plan for other conditions may also attend upon referral.

Monday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: September 18, 2017 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-10*: September 25 - December 11, 2017 | 6pm – 8:30pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 10am - 4pm
* skips October 9th & November 6th

Sharon Cirone MD CFPC FCFP ASAM (Cert.) & Amanda Guthrie ND

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

Fee: $620 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)
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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.


Mailing Address

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