Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Learn effective ways of managing anxiety and depression.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a clinically proven therapy for reducing stress and anxiety, and preventing relapses in those who suffer from depression. It combines the practice of mindfulness meditation with the practical skills of cognitive therapy. Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention in the present moment, and leads to increased personal awareness and clarity. Cognitive therapy is designed to interrupt thought patterns that lead to depressive and anxious spirals.

In this course, participants will learn a variety of techniques they can use to develop a new relationship with their thoughts and feelings. MBCT teaches how to break the patterns of anxiety and depression through practical and adaptable skills. Participants are trained to identify the triggers and symptoms of anxiety and depression, and then effectively address these issues as they arise in everyday life.

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

Upcoming Workshops

Explore Artistic Identity in Writing

September 27, 2017

The role of writing in promoting wellbeing is an emerging field in personal and professional development. In this workshop, we will use writing exercises as an avenue to promote reflection, self-expression and insight into our professional identities as artists. Writing is a creative and versatile ...

Narrative Competency Psychotherapy

August 23, 2017

Please note: Space is limited. To register, you will need to book an assessment. More details are on the bottom of the page. The Narrative Group is a creative opportunity for artists who share an interest in writing and the discussion of writing.  Learning how to write your own stories and sharing ...

Registration: Artists' Toolbox

June 30, 2018

Fill in the form below and select which events you want to register for.   Season Summary Narrative Wellbeing for Artists: Exploring Identity Through Writing Facilitated by Karen Gold, MSW, PhD | Wednesday Sept 27 2017 | Canadian Music Centre (Yonge and ...