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MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy)

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression in Toronto, North Toronto (North York), Guelph, Ottawa or online

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy for preventing depressive relapse and treating mood disorders. It reduces 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)

Who Should Attend
Individuals experiencing moderate anxiety or depression and people with a history of depression. See guidelines on whether MBSR or MBCT is right for you.

Timing
8 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours each plus Orientation & Interview (9 weeks, 23 hours)
OR 8 weekly online sessions of 2.5 hours each

Most third-party insurance plans cover the cost of this program. Learn more, click here.

Participants Will Learn

Skills and 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.

“I am not the same person as when I started. I will continue to meditate on a daily basis… this has been so powerful and profound…”

- MBCT Participant

Upcoming Courses

8-Week MBCT 16-101-21

Start: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Nikki Mohle RN CNO

8-Week MBCT 16-101-22

Start: Monday, October 17, 2016
Facilitator(s): Darren Higgins MD FRCPC & Anya Choulsky OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT 16-101-14

Start: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Facilitator(s): Monica Branigan MD & Amanda Guthrie ND

8-Week MBCT 16-101-15

Start: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Facilitator(s): Arpita Biswas PhD C.Psych. & Dee Miron OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT 16-101-16

Start: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Facilitator(s): Angie Kingma OT Reg. (Ont.) & Nicholas Ozarko MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 16-101-17

Start: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Facilitator(s): Sharon Cirone MD CFPC FCFP ASAM (Cert.) & Ian Singer MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 16-101-18

Start: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & David Denis ND RP & Elaine Smookler B.Mus. RP

8-Week MBCT 16-101-19

Start: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Facilitator(s): Pat Smith MD & Amanda Guthrie ND

8-Week MBCT 16-101-20

Start: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Facilitator(s): Laura Lee Copeland MD MBA FACEP & Nicholas Ozarko MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 16-101-23

Start: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Ian Singer MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 16-101-24

Start: Friday, November 11, 2016
Facilitator(s): Evan Collins MD FRCPC & Elaine Smookler B.Mus. RP

8-Week MBCT 16-101-25

Start: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Facilitator(s): Nicholas Ozarko MSW RSW & Nikki Mohle RN CNO

8-Week MBCT 17-101-01

Start: Thursday, January 5, 2017
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed.

8-Week MBCT 17-101-02

Start: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Facilitator(s): Laura Lee Copeland MD MBA FACEP & Amanda Guthrie ND

8-Week MBCT 17-101-04

Start: Friday, January 27, 2017
Facilitator(s): David Denis ND, RP & Ian Singer MSW, RSW

8-Week MBCT 17-101-03

Start: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Facilitator(s): Sharon Cirone MD CFPC FCFP ASAM (Cert.) & Ian Singer MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 17-101-07

Start: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Facilitator(s): Laura Lee Copeland MD MBA FACEP & Angie Kingma OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT – SOLD OUT 17-101-05

Start: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Allison McLay DCS RP

8-Week MBCT in Guelph 17-101-10

Start: Friday, February 10, 2017
Facilitator(s): Andrea Alvarez MD & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT 17-101-06

Start: Monday, February 6, 2017
Facilitator(s): Darren Higgins MD FRCPC & Nikki Mohle RN CNO

8-Week MBCT 17-101-09

Start: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Facilitator(s): Ian Singer MSW RSW & Dee Miron OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT 17-101-08

Start: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Raha Mirian MA RP

2-Day MBCT 17-104-01

Start: Friday, February 24, 2017
Facilitator(s): Pat Smith MD & Amanda Guthrie ND

8-Week MBCT 17-101-14

Start: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Facilitator(s): Alison Kelford MD & Wendy Stanyon RN

8-Week MBCT 17-101-13

Start: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Facilitator(s): Joanna Shapiro MD & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 17-101-17

Start: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Facilitator(s): Shawna Perlin MD & Allison McLay DCS RP

8-Week MBCT 17-101-18

Start: Monday, June 12, 2017
Facilitator(s): Amanda Guthrie ND & Elaine Smookler RP

8-Week MBCT 17-101-28

Start: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Nicholas Ozarko MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT (FULLY ENROLLED) 17-101-32

Start: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Facilitator(s): Joanna Shapiro MD & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed. RP

8-Week MBCT 17-101-26

Start: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Facilitator(s): Shawna Perlin MD & Ian Singer MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 17-101-27

Start: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Facilitator(s): Shawna Perlin MD & Angie Kingma OT Reg. (Ont) RP

8-Week MBCT 17-101-20

Start: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Facilitator(s): Angie Kingma OT Reg. (Ont.) & Karen Sutherland MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 17-101-31

Start: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Facilitator(s): Pat Smith MD & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 17-101-21

Start: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Facilitator(s): Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Karen Sutherland MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 17-101-25

Start: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Facilitator(s): Alison McLay DCS RP & Karen Sutherland MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 17-101-24

Start: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Facilitator(s): Joanna Shapiro MD & Nicholas Ozarko RSW MSW

8-Week MBCT 17-101-33

Start: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Facilitator(s): Alison Kelford MD & Wendy Stanyon RN

8-Week MBCT 17-101-23

Start: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Facilitator(s): Shawna Perlin MD & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP

8-Week MBCT 18-101-11

Start: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD & Michael Apollo RP

8-Week MBCT 18-101-14

Start: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Angie Kingma OT Reg (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT ONLINE (Fully Enrolled) 17-151-02

Start: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Michael Apollo RP

8-Week MBCT in OTTAWA 18-101-02

Start: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Facilitator(s): Karen Sutherland MSW RSW & Evelyn Tan MA SLP

8-Week MBCT (FULLY ENROLLED) 18-101-01

Start: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Facilitator(s): Laura Lee Copeland MD FACEP & Elaine Smookler RP

8-Week MBCT 18-101-06

Start: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Facilitator(s): Shawna Perlin MD & Angie Kingma OT Reg. (Ont.) RP

8-Week MBCT in North Toronto 18-101-03

Start: Monday, January 15, 2018
Facilitator(s): Joanna Shapiro MD & Eva Hahler C.Psych

8-Week MBCT 18-101-04

Start: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Facilitator(s): Susan Hershkop MD & Melissa Nigrini RP

8-Week MBCT 18-101-05

Start: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Facilitator(s): Shawna Perlin MD & Ian Singer MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 18-101-08

Start: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Facilitator(s): Alison Kelford MD & Melissa Nigrini RP

8-Week MBCT 18-101-07

Start: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Facilitator(s): Evan Collins MD & Wendy Stanyon RN

8-Week MBCT ONLINE 18-151-01

Start: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Facilitator(s): Michael Apollo RP & Elaine Smookler RP

8-Week MBCT in Guelph 18-101-09

Start: Friday, February 2, 2018
Facilitator(s): Andrea Alvarez MD & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT ONLINE 18-151-02

Start: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Facilitator(s): Michael Apollo RP & Melissa Nigrini RP

8-Week MBCT in Guelph (FULL – wait list) 18-101-10

Start: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Facilitator(s): Alison Kelford MD & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT in North Toronto (FULL – waitlist) 18-101-12

Start: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Facilitator(s): Joanna Shapiro MD & Eva Hahler PhD C.Psych

8-Week MBCT 18-101-17

Start: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Facilitator(s): Evan Collins MD FRCPC & Julie Irving PhD C.Psych

8-Week MBCT 18-101-19

Start: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Facilitator(s): Joanna Shapiro MD & Ian Singer MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT in Ottawa 18-101-21

Start: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Facilitator(s): Evelyn Tan MA SLP & Karen Sutherland MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 18-101-20

Start: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Facilitator(s): Alison Kelford MD & Wendy Stanyon RN

8-Week MBCT in Ottawa (FULL – waitlist) 18-101-22

Start: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Facilitator(s): Alison Kelford MD & Karen Sutherland MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 18-101-18

Start: Monday, July 16, 2018
Facilitator(s): Darren Higgins MD FRCPC & Anya Choulsky OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT 18-101-13

Start: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Facilitator(s): Amanda Guthrie ND RP & Tatiana Dimov

8-Week MBCT Online 18-151-03

Start: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Facilitator(s): Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT Online 18-151-04

Start: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Facilitator(s): Rhea Plosker MASc MC RSW RP

8-Week MBCT in North Toronto 18-101-24

Start: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Facilitator(s): Laura Lee Copeland MD & Eva Hahler PhD, C.Psych.

8-Week MBCT 18-101-15

Start: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Facilitator(s): Shawna Perlin MD & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT 18-101-28

Start: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Facilitator(s): Shawna Perlin MD & Allison McLay BCS RP

8-Week MBCT in North Toronto 18-101-29

Start: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Facilitator(s): Shawna Perlin MD & Wendy Stanyon RN

8-Week MBCT in Guelph 18-101-25

Start: Monday, September 10, 2018
Facilitator(s): Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Jamie McCarthy

8-Week MBCT 18-101-31

Start: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Facilitator(s): Alison Kelford MD & Allison McLay RP

8-Week MBCT 18-101-34

Start: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Facilitator(s): Laura Lee Copeland MD FACEP & Melissa Nigrini RP

8-Week MBCT Online 18-151-05

Start: Friday, September 21, 2018
Facilitator(s): Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT Online 18-151-06

Start: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Facilitator(s): Melissa Nigrini RP

8-Week MBCT 18-101-23

Start: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Facilitator(s): Angie Kingma OT Reg. (Ont.) RP & Anne Wagner

8-Week MBCT 18-101-27

Start: Monday, September 24, 2018
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Elaine Smookler RP

8-Week MBCT 18-101-33

Start: Monday, October 29, 2018
Facilitator(s): Darren Higgins MD FRCPC & Eva Hahler PhD C.Psych

8-Week MBCT 18-101-35

Start: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Facilitator(s): Evan Collins MD FRCPC & Ian Singer MSW RSW

8-Week MBCT Online 18-151-07

Start: Monday, November 26, 2018
Facilitator(s): Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)

8-Week MBCT in Ottawa 18-101-26

Start: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Facilitator(s): Karen Sutherland MSW RSW & Kelley Raab PhD RP