Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention in the present moment. This helps us to relate differently to such conditions as Depression and Anxiety, opening us up to possibilities for change and reducing our reactivity.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a treatment for Depression and Anxiety that examines the relationship between beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. CBT identifies thoughts as thoughts (rather than the facts we believe them to be) and challenges them, opening us to more constructive beliefs, leading to changes in moods and behaviours.

Why join an MBCT program?

  • MBCT is an effective treatment for depression and anxiety and was designed to prevent depressive relapses
  • MBCT can change our relationship to suffering
  • MBCT helps to develop skills and teaches what to do when low moods and anxiety arise.
  • MBCT helps with staying present, and appreciating the small things in life

Acknowledgement to The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, 2017


Cost: $380.00

Subsidy Cost: $170.00

Refund: $100.00 will be refunded to participants that attend all sessions.

Next Session

The next series will be led by Dr. Shawna Perlin, MD and Allison McLay, RP, from April 10 – June 5 on Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

April 10                   (Orientation and Interview)
April 17                   (Session 1)
April 24                   (Session 2)
May 1                      (Session 3)
May 8                     (Session 4)
May 15                   (Session 5)
May 22                   (Session 6)
May 29                   (Session 7)
June 5                     (Session 8)

To register call The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre at 416-603-5800, ext. 5887

Upcoming Workshops

STRESSED! Workshop Series

May 02, 2019

Stress is a tricky part of life. Too much of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. Too little of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. For artists, stress comes not only from the normal pressures of life, but also from the precarious nature of the arts sector which usually means too little time, ...

OVERWHELMED! Strategies to Regain Clarity ***Rescheduled***

February 13, 2019

Please note: New date/time ***February 13, 2019 4:30-6:30 pm    What’s this got to do with stress? Feeling overwhelmed is a particular aspect of stress. In this workshop, gain perspectives, tools and techniques to help overcome this specific stress experience. In this workshop, you can ...

COMPLEMENTARY! Live Well with Stress

March 06, 2019

What’s this got to do with stress? Explore a range of complementary care strategies such as Shiatsu Therapy, a Japanese massage involving pressure points, as well as acupressure, mindfulness and more to help you live well with stress. In this workshop, you can expect to: Understand how it is ...