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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 eight 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

This course is free for holders of a valid RAMQ card, and requires a referral from a physician.

*This class is offered in French.

** Please note: The registration process will include a screening questionnaire and personal interview to ensure you are a good fit for the course. 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 not recommended for you, and instead we encourage you to request an appointment at our psychology clinic.

Instructors


Dr. Andréanne Elie

Andréanne has been a psychiatrist for twenty years. She has been meditating for fifteen years. She leads MBCT groups in hospital settings (since 2010) and […]

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.