Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Niverville, MB

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Michelle Ham
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Niverville, MB R0A
My approach integrates insights from polyvagal theory, internal family systems, narrative therapy, EMDR, as well as somatic and mindfulness techniques to facilitate a process that honours the complexity of your nervous system and psyche.
Hello and welcome. My therapeutic approach embraces a holistic, integrative, and person-centred approach, ensuring you are always central in our collaborative journey. I am dedicated to fostering an inclusive and affirming environment, deeply valuing the wealth of diversity in its many forms. In my practice, I aim to cultivate a nonjudgmental and empathetic therapeutic connection, encouraging tailored paths to personal growth. My academic foundation includes a Bachelor’s in Human Ecology, Family Social Sciences, and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, complemented by over a decade of experience in social work.
My approach integrates insights from polyvagal theory, internal family systems, narrative therapy, EMDR, as well as somatic and mindfulness techniques to facilitate a process that honours the complexity of your nervous system and psyche.
Hello and welcome. My therapeutic approach embraces a holistic, integrative, and person-centred approach, ensuring you are always central in our collaborative journey. I am dedicated to fostering an inclusive and affirming environment, deeply valuing the wealth of diversity in its many forms. In my practice, I aim to cultivate a nonjudgmental and empathetic therapeutic connection, encouraging tailored paths to personal growth. My academic foundation includes a Bachelor’s in Human Ecology, Family Social Sciences, and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, complemented by over a decade of experience in social work.
(204) 400-2665 View (204) 400-2665
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Kerstie Kona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Niverville, MB R0A
Self-awareness lays the foundation for one to practice mindfulness, engage in self-reflection and identify their triggers.
Are you a teen or young adult feeling overwhelmed by daily challenges and obstacles? Finding it difficult to manage school, work, relationships and personal identity? You are not alone, many people struggle to navigate these areas. Take a moment in a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without any judgment. As a therapist specializing in adolescent and young adult counselling, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where one can explore their thoughts, inner feelings and concerns openly.
Self-awareness lays the foundation for one to practice mindfulness, engage in self-reflection and identify their triggers.
Are you a teen or young adult feeling overwhelmed by daily challenges and obstacles? Finding it difficult to manage school, work, relationships and personal identity? You are not alone, many people struggle to navigate these areas. Take a moment in a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without any judgment. As a therapist specializing in adolescent and young adult counselling, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where one can explore their thoughts, inner feelings and concerns openly.
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Niverville, MB R0A  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(431) 430-4075 View (431) 430-4075
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Casey Ludwick
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Niverville, MB R0A
Waitlist for new clients
I work with people of all ages, including teens, adults, couples and families who are facing challenges in their lives and find themselves feeling unsupported, alone, and looking for help. When problems seem overwhelming, counselling offers a place to feel safe enough to explore a new perspective, and learn tools and techniques for finding peace and a sense of balance. If you have been thinking about talking to a therapist, I encourage you to listen to that voice and give yourself the gift of change, healing, and growth.
I work with people of all ages, including teens, adults, couples and families who are facing challenges in their lives and find themselves feeling unsupported, alone, and looking for help. When problems seem overwhelming, counselling offers a place to feel safe enough to explore a new perspective, and learn tools and techniques for finding peace and a sense of balance. If you have been thinking about talking to a therapist, I encourage you to listen to that voice and give yourself the gift of change, healing, and growth.
(204) 400-0551 View (204) 400-0551
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Lise McMillan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Niverville, MB R0A
We all deserve to feel heard and understood, but when life gets messy our relationships can get complicated leaving us feeling anxious, uncertain, or overwhelmed. I work with couples who are struggling to feel connected, or aren’t understanding one another. I help parents feel like they understand their child’s emotional needs and how to support them while also supporting themselves in the work of being a parent. I help individuals work through stress, anxiety, loss and trauma to feel aligned with their values and goals. I work to help you feel heard, understood and supported by me, and the people in your life.
We all deserve to feel heard and understood, but when life gets messy our relationships can get complicated leaving us feeling anxious, uncertain, or overwhelmed. I work with couples who are struggling to feel connected, or aren’t understanding one another. I help parents feel like they understand their child’s emotional needs and how to support them while also supporting themselves in the work of being a parent. I help individuals work through stress, anxiety, loss and trauma to feel aligned with their values and goals. I work to help you feel heard, understood and supported by me, and the people in your life.
(431) 244-0182 View (431) 244-0182

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Chrystal Boutin
Psychiatric Nurse, BScPN, RPN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lorette, MB R0A
I am informed by CBT, DBT, ACT, and Mindfulness based strategies to name a few.
Empowering you to navigate life's challenges. Welcome! Thank you for being here. It takes tremendous courage to seek change. I am passionate about quality mental health care through building authentic connections to cultivate empathic understanding towards meaningful self growth. I offer compassionate, nonjudgmental self exploration, and provide a space where vulnerability feels safe. I will help you discover your inner strengths to apply new skills to meet life’s challenges with improved confidence. When you are empowered, you can move away from self doubt, overcome limiting beliefs, and expand your vision of what is possible.
I am informed by CBT, DBT, ACT, and Mindfulness based strategies to name a few.
Empowering you to navigate life's challenges. Welcome! Thank you for being here. It takes tremendous courage to seek change. I am passionate about quality mental health care through building authentic connections to cultivate empathic understanding towards meaningful self growth. I offer compassionate, nonjudgmental self exploration, and provide a space where vulnerability feels safe. I will help you discover your inner strengths to apply new skills to meet life’s challenges with improved confidence. When you are empowered, you can move away from self doubt, overcome limiting beliefs, and expand your vision of what is possible.
(204) 400-2865 View (204) 400-2865
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Lara McGrevy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP-Q
Verified Verified
Blumenort, MB R0A
Trauma can leave invisible scars that shape our lives in profound ways, yet it also holds the potential for remarkable resilience and growth. I specialize in working with individuals who are ready to confront their past and embrace the journey toward healing. As a therapist, I am committed to walking alongside you, helping you transform pain into strength and reclaim your life. Together, we can navigate the complexities of trauma, fostering healing and empowerment every step of the way.
Trauma can leave invisible scars that shape our lives in profound ways, yet it also holds the potential for remarkable resilience and growth. I specialize in working with individuals who are ready to confront their past and embrace the journey toward healing. As a therapist, I am committed to walking alongside you, helping you transform pain into strength and reclaim your life. Together, we can navigate the complexities of trauma, fostering healing and empowerment every step of the way.
(431) 813-6785 View (431) 813-6785
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Sheryl Neville Cox
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Saint-Pierre-Jolys, MB R0A
At B.I.G Therapy you can explore all the little things that make big problems in your life. We all have that inner child that needs to be heard. Offering an environment for you that is nonjudgemental, accepting and warm. My therapeutic approach tends to be a blend of Attachment, Narrative, Internal Family Systems and Emotionally-Focused therapy. However, I tailor my approach to the needs of each client and so make use of other therapy styles from time to time.
At B.I.G Therapy you can explore all the little things that make big problems in your life. We all have that inner child that needs to be heard. Offering an environment for you that is nonjudgemental, accepting and warm. My therapeutic approach tends to be a blend of Attachment, Narrative, Internal Family Systems and Emotionally-Focused therapy. However, I tailor my approach to the needs of each client and so make use of other therapy styles from time to time.
(204) 808-2154 View (204) 808-2154

Online Therapists

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Jan Krahenbil
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3L
I have a Masters degree in Social Work with 22 years of clinical experience in mental health providing Individual, Couples, Family and Group Therapy. My approach is holistic with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention. My approach incorporates both a Trauma Informed lens and Mindfulness based strategies. My experience is extensive and emphasizes how our thoughts and emotions impact our ability to move forward in wellness.
I have a Masters degree in Social Work with 22 years of clinical experience in mental health providing Individual, Couples, Family and Group Therapy. My approach is holistic with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention. My approach incorporates both a Trauma Informed lens and Mindfulness based strategies. My experience is extensive and emphasizes how our thoughts and emotions impact our ability to move forward in wellness.
(204) 808-5403 View (204) 808-5403
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Darek Dawda
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I am the Director and Supervising Psychologist at Prairie Psychology. I have been serving my clients as a psychotherapist and personal coach for over 10 years. I use evidence-based approaches that include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I work closely with you and tailor evidence-based treatment to your individual needs.
I am the Director and Supervising Psychologist at Prairie Psychology. I have been serving my clients as a psychotherapist and personal coach for over 10 years. I use evidence-based approaches that include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I work closely with you and tailor evidence-based treatment to your individual needs.
(855) 724-7041 View (855) 724-7041
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Nicole Scott
Registered Social Worker, PhD can, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2V
I am trained in yoga and use mindfulness as well as neuroscience to inform my practice.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Has parenting become more of a burden than a joy? Is there not enough time in the day? Are you feeling disconnected from the people you love most? Have behavioural problems become more than you can deal with? Have you run out of ideas on what to do next? You are not alone. In a perfect world we find peace and comfort in our lives and relationships. If this has stopped happening for you let me help you get it back. I have been in the helping field for over 15 years and as a wife and mother I know the challenges that life can bring.
I am trained in yoga and use mindfulness as well as neuroscience to inform my practice.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Has parenting become more of a burden than a joy? Is there not enough time in the day? Are you feeling disconnected from the people you love most? Have behavioural problems become more than you can deal with? Have you run out of ideas on what to do next? You are not alone. In a perfect world we find peace and comfort in our lives and relationships. If this has stopped happening for you let me help you get it back. I have been in the helping field for over 15 years and as a wife and mother I know the challenges that life can bring.
(204) 900-8662 View (204) 900-8662
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Melanie Roy
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2H
I make use of a wide range of techniques – including EMDR with adults, CBT, DBT, MIG, art and play therapy, attachment-based, and mindfulness-based practices – to collaboratively build a treatment plan that is personal and authentic to each client and their struggles.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Depression, anxiety, grief, stress, family conflict, and other hardships can make peace and happiness feel out of reach. But it doesn’t have to be – together we can find a path forward. With over 14 years of experience in helping professions, my practice is dedicated to supporting individuals and families (including kinship/foster settings) who are facing challenges like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, grief, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts.
I make use of a wide range of techniques – including EMDR with adults, CBT, DBT, MIG, art and play therapy, attachment-based, and mindfulness-based practices – to collaboratively build a treatment plan that is personal and authentic to each client and their struggles.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Depression, anxiety, grief, stress, family conflict, and other hardships can make peace and happiness feel out of reach. But it doesn’t have to be – together we can find a path forward. With over 14 years of experience in helping professions, my practice is dedicated to supporting individuals and families (including kinship/foster settings) who are facing challenges like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, grief, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts.
(431) 533-1291 View (431) 533-1291
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Jennifer Volk
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2K
I offer Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, trauma, coping with chronic pain, coping with stress, and other difficulties with thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. I value a client centred approach, and will work with you to tailor evidence-based treatments to your individual needs. I believe that the environments that we live and work in, and the people we interact with are important influences on our mental health, and will work with you to create health not only in yourself, but also in your life.
I offer Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, trauma, coping with chronic pain, coping with stress, and other difficulties with thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. I value a client centred approach, and will work with you to tailor evidence-based treatments to your individual needs. I believe that the environments that we live and work in, and the people we interact with are important influences on our mental health, and will work with you to create health not only in yourself, but also in your life.
(855) 383-4216 View (855) 383-4216
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Monique Tellier
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCAAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2H
My practice is guided by therapeutic strategies/models including Child-Centered Animal-Assisted Therapy, Attachment-based, Strengths-Based, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psycho-educational, Theraplay and Mindfulness. I have experience treating adults, children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, ADHD, separation/divorce, attachment, social skills, grief/loss, self-regulation and anger management.
My practice is guided by therapeutic strategies/models including Child-Centered Animal-Assisted Therapy, Attachment-based, Strengths-Based, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psycho-educational, Theraplay and Mindfulness. I have experience treating adults, children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, ADHD, separation/divorce, attachment, social skills, grief/loss, self-regulation and anger management.
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Melissa Potter
Psychiatric Nurse, BScPN, RPN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2M
I draw upon various therapeutic approaches, including emotion-focused, mindfulness-based, narrative, cognitive, and somatics.
I specialize in addictions and co-occurring mental health concerns. I have experience working closely with individuals from all walks of life who have struggled with moderate to severe mental health and addiction issues, working in the public health sector and currently in the private sector. I approach my work with a holistic, inclusive, trauma-informed and client-centred lens to better understand the inner complexities an individual might struggle with, often due to many outer complexities.
I draw upon various therapeutic approaches, including emotion-focused, mindfulness-based, narrative, cognitive, and somatics.
I specialize in addictions and co-occurring mental health concerns. I have experience working closely with individuals from all walks of life who have struggled with moderate to severe mental health and addiction issues, working in the public health sector and currently in the private sector. I approach my work with a holistic, inclusive, trauma-informed and client-centred lens to better understand the inner complexities an individual might struggle with, often due to many outer complexities.
(204) 813-6687 View (204) 813-6687
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Courageous Connections Counseling & Consulting
MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2M
We offer Attachment (relationship-based) Therapy, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
At Courageous Connections we offer individual, family, couple and group therapy to children, youth, families and adults. Our team is made up of Social Workers and Counselors who specialize in Play Therapy, EMDR and Attachment-based therapies. We have therapists that work with people from all ages and stages of life. We focus on relationships, trauma, and supporting individuals with neurodivergence and their families.
We offer Attachment (relationship-based) Therapy, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
At Courageous Connections we offer individual, family, couple and group therapy to children, youth, families and adults. Our team is made up of Social Workers and Counselors who specialize in Play Therapy, EMDR and Attachment-based therapies. We have therapists that work with people from all ages and stages of life. We focus on relationships, trauma, and supporting individuals with neurodivergence and their families.
(431) 813-2735 View (431) 813-2735
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Brodin Anderson
Counsellor, MA, APC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C
I aslo draw from IFS and Mindfulness.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and consider me as your therapist. I approach therapy with the belief that my clients' lives contain the necessary ingredients to change, grow and heal themselves and their relationships. My role as your counsellor is to create an environment where you will feel heard and accepted. From here, you will be in a good position to gain insight into yourself, your behavior and your relationships. Once we have this type of insight, we can get to work and create lasting change. I will be there to support you every step of the way.
I aslo draw from IFS and Mindfulness.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and consider me as your therapist. I approach therapy with the belief that my clients' lives contain the necessary ingredients to change, grow and heal themselves and their relationships. My role as your counsellor is to create an environment where you will feel heard and accepted. From here, you will be in a good position to gain insight into yourself, your behavior and your relationships. Once we have this type of insight, we can get to work and create lasting change. I will be there to support you every step of the way.
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Chantal Khan
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2H
I use a range of approaches, such as, parts work (IFS), somatic techniques and mindfulness based strategies, tailored to suit you.
Have the day-to-day challenges and uncertainties of parenthood left you feeling overwhelmed? From the very moment you begin contemplating conception, through the rollercoaster of pregnancy, birth, the highs of becoming a first-time parent, and the lows of sleepless nights and breastfeeding struggles—parenthood encompasses a myriad of experiences. While it's often portrayed as a beautiful and joyous journey, the reality is far more complex. No one truly prepares us for the unexpected stressors and hurdles along the way. As a bilingual Social Worker, I am excited to offer counseling services, serving clients on Treaty 1 territory.
I use a range of approaches, such as, parts work (IFS), somatic techniques and mindfulness based strategies, tailored to suit you.
Have the day-to-day challenges and uncertainties of parenthood left you feeling overwhelmed? From the very moment you begin contemplating conception, through the rollercoaster of pregnancy, birth, the highs of becoming a first-time parent, and the lows of sleepless nights and breastfeeding struggles—parenthood encompasses a myriad of experiences. While it's often portrayed as a beautiful and joyous journey, the reality is far more complex. No one truly prepares us for the unexpected stressors and hurdles along the way. As a bilingual Social Worker, I am excited to offer counseling services, serving clients on Treaty 1 territory.
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The H Factor Solutions
Psychologist, Ph,D
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2H  (Online Only)
She has an integrative approach towards therapy where she carefully draws from a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models including cognitive behavioral approach, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness as well as relational and systemic frameworks and tailor them to her clients' needs in individual, couple and family setting.
Everyone goes through difficult life experiences that require external help at times. Dr. Anwar is a registered clinical and counselling psychologist in Ontario and Manitoba. She obtained her doctorate in Psychology from the University of Karachi, Pakistan in 2012. She has over 20 years of clinical experience including assessment and therapy with individuals, couples and families, and has worked in both individual and group settings. She works with clients in Manitoba and Ontario to address various issues including mood disturbances and anxiety, relationship conflict and personal growth. Focusing on aviation professionals lately.
She has an integrative approach towards therapy where she carefully draws from a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models including cognitive behavioral approach, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness as well as relational and systemic frameworks and tailor them to her clients' needs in individual, couple and family setting.
Everyone goes through difficult life experiences that require external help at times. Dr. Anwar is a registered clinical and counselling psychologist in Ontario and Manitoba. She obtained her doctorate in Psychology from the University of Karachi, Pakistan in 2012. She has over 20 years of clinical experience including assessment and therapy with individuals, couples and families, and has worked in both individual and group settings. She works with clients in Manitoba and Ontario to address various issues including mood disturbances and anxiety, relationship conflict and personal growth. Focusing on aviation professionals lately.
(204) 818-0682 View (204) 818-0682
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Lynn Caron-Plischke
Counsellor, PBDE, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2M
Narrative therapy, polyvagal theory, mindfulness, CBT, indigenous spirituality may be used.
Accepting new clients. You are taking an important step toward a better, more fulfilling life. Whether you're seeking a new therapist or reaching out for the first time, I want you to know that you're not alone. It's okay to feel a bit unsure or nervous about starting therapy, but I assure you that you're already showing courage and self-care by being here. I understand that everyone's path is unique. As a Métis woman of Indigenous, French, Germanic descent, I have a rich, cultural perspective. I work with clients of all ages, including children, teens, and adults. My goal is to create a safe and inclusive space, free of judgment.
Narrative therapy, polyvagal theory, mindfulness, CBT, indigenous spirituality may be used.
Accepting new clients. You are taking an important step toward a better, more fulfilling life. Whether you're seeking a new therapist or reaching out for the first time, I want you to know that you're not alone. It's okay to feel a bit unsure or nervous about starting therapy, but I assure you that you're already showing courage and self-care by being here. I understand that everyone's path is unique. As a Métis woman of Indigenous, French, Germanic descent, I have a rich, cultural perspective. I work with clients of all ages, including children, teens, and adults. My goal is to create a safe and inclusive space, free of judgment.
(204) 818-6673 View (204) 818-6673

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How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.