**This course is now full... should you wish to register for future MBCT pilot courses, please click on the register button to join the wait list**
Learn effective ways of managing stress, anxiety, and low mood.
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.
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 stress through practical and adaptable skills. Participants are trained to identify their triggers and then effectively address these issues as they arise in everyday life.
**This program is for students currently attending CCNM**
Sept 22 - Orientation and interviews
Sept 29 - Nov 17 - CBT Sessions
Dr. Pat Smith & Dr. Amanda Guthrie
Dr. Pat Smith is a family physician who works in the area of women’s reproductive health. She has practiced mindfulness for over 10 years and is currently expanding her learning and teaching to include MBCT groups.
Dr. Amanda Guthrie is a Naturopathic Doctor and Psychotherapist practicing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is a faculty member at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, where she facilitates MBCT groups for depression and anxiety, as well as trains healthcare professionals in MBCT as a therapeutic modality. In addition, she uses CBT and mindfulness-based interventions with individual clients in her private practice. Amanda is also a clinical and academic faculty member at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she supervises naturopathic medical interns in the teaching clinic and is involved in teaching the psychology curriculum. Amanda has completed the Supervised MBCT Facilitation Certificate offered by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and certified by the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash School of Social Work.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 6:00 - 8:30pm