Mindfulness-Based Group Therapy

Mindfulness, is the awareness that arises through paying attention on purpose,
in the present moment and non-judgementally.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn


Mindfulness & COVID-19



Mindfulness Groups, 2019 / 2020 dates:

MBSR
(Orientation plus 8 week therapy)
MBCT
(Orientation plus 8 week therapy)
MBSR Group 4
** Group FULL – CANCELLATION List Available **
Thursdays, April 9 to June 11, 2020
(skipping May 7th)
2:00pm to 4:30pm AFTERNOONS
Silent Retreat on Sunday June 7th, 9:00am – 3:00pm
MBCT Group 4
** Group FULL – CANCELLATION List Available **
Tuesdays, April 7 to June 16, 2020
(skipping May 5th and May 12th)
2:00pm to 4:30pm AFTERNOONS
Silent Retreat on Sunday June 7th, 9:00am – 3:00pm
MBSR Group 5
Thursdays, October 8 to December 10, 2020
(skipping Nov 5th)
2:00 – 4:30pm AFTERNOONS
Silent Retreat on Saturday Nov 28th, 9:00am – 3:00pm
MBCT Group 5
** Group FULL – CANCELLATION List Available **
Tuesdays, April 7 to June 16, 2020
(skipping May 5 and May 12th)
6:00pm to 8:30pm EVENINGS
Silent Retreat on Sunday June 7th, 9:00am – 3:00pm
MBCT Group 6
Tuesdays, October 6 to December 8, 2020
(skipping Nov 3rd)
2:00pm to 4:30pm AFTERNOONS
Silent Retreat on Saturday November 28th, 9:00am – 3:00pm
MBCT Group 7
Tuesdays, October 6 to December 8, 2020
(skipping Nov 3rd)
6:00pm to 8:30pm EVENINGS
Silent Retreat on Saturday November 28th, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Homework To Improve Your Mood

  • Daily Meditation – 3 to 20 minutes every day (consider an App with a timer like Insight Timer; free for Apple and Android)
  • Daily Mindfulness – be mindful during a routine daily activity like washing the dishes
  • Be physically active – go for a walk
  • Eat healthy real foods – limit processed foods and junk food
  • Limit recreational stimulants and drugs – like caffeine, alcohol, marijuana or other drugs
  • Mindful eating – notice your foods appearance, smell, texture and taste
  • Consider what you are grateful – write it down
  • Consider what activities bring you pleasure – write them down

Meditation: Guided Meditations based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression

Self-Help Workbooks

Printable Worksheets from Mind Over Mood

Other

Mindfulness Books

  • The Mindful Way Through Depression; Williams, Teasdale, Segal, Kabat-Zinn
  • Mindfulness for Beginners; Jon Kabat-Zinn

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Apps

  • Thought Diary (Apple) or Thought Record Diary (Android); free
  • MoodKit App: Apple and Android; $6.99
    Track mood; Thought Record; Journal; Activities
  • Depression CBT Self-Help Guide; Android; free
    Track mood; Thought Record; Journal; Activities
  • Woebot: Apple and Android; free

Mindfulness and Meditation Apps

  • Your Phone Timer; free! (however the benefit of Apps may include access to guided meditations, reminders and tracking)
  • Insight Timer – free for Apple and Android
  • Headspace (free beginner videos); Meditation Studio; Pacifica; Calm
  • Oprah and Deepakā€™s 21 Day Mediation Experience App or on-line