Do I have to do anything between sessions?
We give homework at the end of most sessions. The homework usually consists of meditation and informal mindfulness practice, adding up to about 20 mins per day. The assignments are an essential component of the course. The more you put into the practice, the more likely you are to enjoy the benefits of mindfulness.
Should I take MBSR or MBCT?
MBSR is open to anyone who is interested in decreasing stress and learning a new way of relating skillfully to their experience. It is not recommended for individuals with recurrent clinical anxiety or depression, but rather is meant to help improve management of everyday stressors (e.g., work, relationships, health).
In contrast, MBCT is designed specifically to help prevent relapse in individuals who have struggled with acute/clinical anxiety or depression. If you’ve been treated for an anxiety disorder or for one ore more depressive episodes in the past, and are ready to learn new skills for preventing further episodes, MBCT is for you.
MBSR and MBCT teachers will confirm participant eligibility at the mandatory orientation session one week prior to the start of the program.
How do I pay my account balance?
Occasionally you may have a balance owing with Mindspace, specifically if you paid a deposit for one of our group programs and have been approved. We require that payment for group programs be paid in full before the start of the first full class.
You have two options for how to settle your account. Firstly, you can call our office at 514-481-0317 and provide your name, the course, and credit card information so that we can process the payment.
Alternatively, you can process this payment yourself online by logging into your Mindspace account on the Mindbody platform. This platform is also useful for viewing your visit history, and managing contact information and billing details, including payment history.
To settle your account yourself, simply log into your account using this link to our Mindbody site, which you created when you signed up for the program.
If you signed up over the phone, or were previously a clinic client with Mindspace, you may need to set a password. If that’s the case, simply click ’Need password’ and enter your email address and you will be able to set one. (This also works if you simply forgot your password.)
From there, click on the ‘My Account Info’ tab, select ‘Account’ from the submenu and locate the course with an ‘Event Balance’ remaining. Click, ‘Make Payment’ and you’ll be asked to select the corresponding amount, and enter your billing information. The payment will then be automatically applied to your account, and you’ll be able to sign-in for the first class!
Will my private health insurance cover the fees?
Many of our programs are taught by licensed psychologists and most health plans cover psychological services. Some plans cover 100% of the costs and others cover only a portion. The details vary from plan to plan, so check with your insurance company. (Check with us to ensure that the program you’re registered for is taught by a psychologist.)
What if I register and pay for the group but change my mind after the orientation session or the instructor doesn’t think that MBSR or MBCT is right for me?
You will receive a full refund of your registration fees, and referrals for other options.