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2-Day MBCT Basics 17–302–01

Start: Friday, January 27, 2017
At: The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, 180 Sudbury Street, Toronto, ON
Fee: $535 (as a charity, we do not charge HST)
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP

Explore the therapeutic benefits, underlying principles and assumptions of MBCT while experiencing its essential practices and associated cognitive exercises. This is the first module of our Core MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), a group based treatment, originally developed for preventing depressive relapse, combines the practice of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy. This introductory and highly experiential workshop teaches healthcare providers practices, principles, context, and neuroscience related to MBCT. Practitioners learn this modality from the inside out. This module is therefore primarily for personal use and professional resilience.

Participants will explore habitual modes of mind that characterize changes in mood while simultaneously developing skills and a new relationship to these states. In addition, participants will be introduced to the theoretical assumptions underlying the model, receive an overview of the program as well as an understanding of the relative contraindications and clinical applications.

Course Objectives
• To learn about MBCT: historical context and supporting science
• To experience and reflect on introductory mindfulness practices and CBT exercises
• To learn more about the clinical application of mindfulness for depression, anxiety and stress

Who Should Attend
Healthcare providers and social service workers interested in learning about MBCT, its clinical benefits and application to personal and professional resilience. There is no prerequisite for this course.

Accreditation
This course has been accredited for 13 ½ Mainpro-C credits through the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Course Content
• Overview of context and research on MBIs
• Overview of MBCT program
• Mindfulness practices and CBT exercises – practice and inquiry
• Underlying principles and assumptions of MBCT
• Clinical application of MBCT practices/exercises to anxiety, depression and stress
• Home Practice

Timing
Two-Day Course: Consecutive Fridays
January 27 & February 3, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $535 (please note that lunch is not provided)
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 Community Program.

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