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, ...

STEP ONE! Primary Care

November 07, 2018

What’s this got to do with stress? Primary healthcare providers, such as family doctors and nurse practitioners, are the starting point to accessing healthcare services in Ontario. They can treat many health conditions (including stress-related ones) and can lessen the stress that often comes ...

DIGEST! Eating with Mood in Mind

December 05, 2018

What’s this got to do with stress? What we eat, our eating patterns and our mindset about food are all fundamental to health. This workshop considers the time and financial restrictions artists commonly face to offer stress-reducing, health-boosting, nutrition-focused knowledge. In this ...