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This program has recently started, but it may still be possible to register if only the orientation class has been missed. Please call us at 514-481-0317‬‬ to inquire, and fill out the form below to be added to our waiting list.
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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an eight-week workshop designed to help people who struggle with repeated mood and anxiety problems. MBCT offers a unique opportunity to restore well-being and prevent future episodes of anxiety and depression.

In 8 weeks of psycho-education, guided meditations, group dialogue, and home practice, you’ll learn:

  • What depression is and why you’re vulnerable
  • How to avoid the same old automatic reactions
  • New and helpful ways of responding to triggers
  • How to live in the present and reconnect with the joy and meaning in your life

All sessions will be held at the MindSpace Studio Westmount (1310 Greene Avenue, suite 500), including the mandatory orientation session on March 12th. The eight-week program starts in earnest on March 19th.

This course is also a pre-requisite for the Facilitation Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Cost : $650

*This class is offered in English.

** Please note: If you are currently going through depression, if you have suicidal ideations, if you currently have a problem with substance abuse or alcohol, if you have symptoms related to unresolved PTSD or a history of psychosis, this group is probably not recommended for you.

Instructors


Dr. Joe Flanders

Dr. Joe Flanders is the founder and director of Mindspace and an assistant professor in the McGill University Psychology Department. Dr. Flanders offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to individuals, groups, and organizations. Dr. Flanders works with clients in English and in French.

Dr. Julien Lacaille

Dr. Julien Lacaille is a licensed psychologist at the MindSpace Clinic. He offers psychotherapy (mindfulness-based CBT and ACT) as well as mindfulness training in both French and English. In his work with clients, he is collaborative, compassionate, and experiential, working from the premise that no matter the difficulties, there is more right than wrong with his clients.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • 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.

  • Do I need to know anything about mindfulness or meditation to take your courses?

    No, Intro to Mindfulness, Individual Training and our MBSR program are ideal places to start, but all our programs are suitable for people with no experience in meditation or mindfulness. MBCT is designed specifically for individuals recovering from recurrent clinical anxiety or depression.

  • Why do I have to attend an orientation session prior to starting the group?

    Mindspace wants to make sure that each participant has a good experience in the MBSR, MBCT or MSC program. The orientation session provides a chance for you to see for yourself what the program is about, so that you can make an informed decision. Likewise, if the instructor determines that MBSR, MBCT or MSC may not be the right fit at the right time for you, we’ll make sure to orient you toward the best alternative.