Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Winnipeg, MB

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Sheryl L Ferguson
Registered Social Worker, MMFT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2H
Waitlist for new clients
I use various mediums in therapy such as talk, art, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Reiki and community involvement to support clients.
I am a Marriage and Family therapist, registered social worker and Reiki Master. I am proud to offer a range of therapeutic experiences in talk, art and Reiki. I have 20 years of experience working with individuals families and couples. I am also on the FNIB service provider list along with Victims Compensation and Manitoba Public insurance. I believe each client is an expert in their own story and brings amazing resources to therapy. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a strong working alliance that includes a safe environment that a person can feel valued and supported.
I use various mediums in therapy such as talk, art, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Reiki and community involvement to support clients.
I am a Marriage and Family therapist, registered social worker and Reiki Master. I am proud to offer a range of therapeutic experiences in talk, art and Reiki. I have 20 years of experience working with individuals families and couples. I am also on the FNIB service provider list along with Victims Compensation and Manitoba Public insurance. I believe each client is an expert in their own story and brings amazing resources to therapy. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a strong working alliance that includes a safe environment that a person can feel valued and supported.
(204) 227-1755 View (204) 227-1755
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Donna Youngdahl
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, RMFT-SQ
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3N
I specialize in mindfulness-based and attachment therapy approaches, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming), creativity and expressive arts, and family systems therapies.
Is there a gap between where you feel you are now, and where you want to be? We all have times in our lives when we feel things just aren't working anymore. If you desire connection and a place to feel understood, gain insights, and make changes, take the first step, and call for an appointment. There are many times in our lives when therapy can make a big difference. Suffering is a fact of life, but there is a way out of suffering. If you are interested in taking that journey, I can point you in the right direction, and walk with you for a time.
I specialize in mindfulness-based and attachment therapy approaches, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming), creativity and expressive arts, and family systems therapies.
Is there a gap between where you feel you are now, and where you want to be? We all have times in our lives when we feel things just aren't working anymore. If you desire connection and a place to feel understood, gain insights, and make changes, take the first step, and call for an appointment. There are many times in our lives when therapy can make a big difference. Suffering is a fact of life, but there is a way out of suffering. If you are interested in taking that journey, I can point you in the right direction, and walk with you for a time.
(431) 531-7129 View (431) 531-7129
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Jo Storozinski
RN, BN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2H
I offer counselling, meditation, mindfulness and self-compassion skills.
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, out of balance or unmotivated to make change? Are you being stretched and pulled in all directions by life's demands? Maybe you find yourself in a place of fear and uncertainty, experiencing the pain of loss, struggling with the unknown territory of grief? Does life feel messy and the path forward feel unclear? Come co-create with me a personalized wellness plan to find balance and inner calm as well as new coping skills and practices to cultivate more resilience. With 33years experience, I utilize a holistic approach and offer a compassionate listening presence to adults of all ages.
I offer counselling, meditation, mindfulness and self-compassion skills.
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, out of balance or unmotivated to make change? Are you being stretched and pulled in all directions by life's demands? Maybe you find yourself in a place of fear and uncertainty, experiencing the pain of loss, struggling with the unknown territory of grief? Does life feel messy and the path forward feel unclear? Come co-create with me a personalized wellness plan to find balance and inner calm as well as new coping skills and practices to cultivate more resilience. With 33years experience, I utilize a holistic approach and offer a compassionate listening presence to adults of all ages.
(204) 400-1830 View (204) 400-1830
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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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Melissa Potter
Psychiatric Nurse, BScPN, RPN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
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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Christina Anania
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2K  (Online Only)
As a Registered Counsellor I take a gentle and empathetic approach to support clients who are struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelm, stress and life changes. Using curiosity, counselling allows you to discover your own answers, while creating space to explore your feelings, emotions, thoughts, beliefs and past experiences. In my work I take a holistic and integrative approach incorporating somatics, mindfulness and narrative therapy.
As a Registered Counsellor I take a gentle and empathetic approach to support clients who are struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelm, stress and life changes. Using curiosity, counselling allows you to discover your own answers, while creating space to explore your feelings, emotions, thoughts, beliefs and past experiences. In my work I take a holistic and integrative approach incorporating somatics, mindfulness and narrative therapy.
(204) 817-1865 View (204) 817-1865
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Rebecca Balakrishnan
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CCDP
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3T  (Online Only)
I draw from brainspotting, narrative, mindfulness, feminist, CBT, and polyvagal approaches.
Accepting new clients. You’re looking for a counsellor who does evidence-based therapy, slathered in a healthy dose of dark humour. I get along famously with people who thought they’d hate therapy. The world is a dumpster fire, so it makes sense you feel like garbage. You're paying attention. I'm not going to gaslight you into thinking everything is fine when it isn't. I want to help you reach your goals in the context of the real world, so you can live to your fullest potential. I'll walk with you into the dark, and dance with you in your happiest moments. I'll pump you up, and I'll also call you on your shit. Let's get you healed.
I draw from brainspotting, narrative, mindfulness, feminist, CBT, and polyvagal approaches.
Accepting new clients. You’re looking for a counsellor who does evidence-based therapy, slathered in a healthy dose of dark humour. I get along famously with people who thought they’d hate therapy. The world is a dumpster fire, so it makes sense you feel like garbage. You're paying attention. I'm not going to gaslight you into thinking everything is fine when it isn't. I want to help you reach your goals in the context of the real world, so you can live to your fullest potential. I'll walk with you into the dark, and dance with you in your happiest moments. I'll pump you up, and I'll also call you on your shit. Let's get you healed.
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Photo of Heather Kerr-Vermeulen, Registered Social Worker in Winnipeg, MB
Heather Kerr-Vermeulen
Registered Social Worker, BA, HBSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3G  (Online Only)
I work from a trauma-informed perspective and offer therapeutic interventions based on approaches known to be successful in reducing the affects of trauma (internal family systems, sensorimotor psychotherapy, mindfulness).
I work with adults, children, teens and families. I believe that a therapeutic relationship is a partnership where both you and I bring strengths to the table to overcome challenges that are getting in the way of living the life you want to live. All people have the capacity to heal, and the problems that bring you to therapy do not have to define who you are. I will support you in becoming the person you want to be, whether that be by healing from past trauma or by dealing with current issues that may be getting in your way.
I work from a trauma-informed perspective and offer therapeutic interventions based on approaches known to be successful in reducing the affects of trauma (internal family systems, sensorimotor psychotherapy, mindfulness).
I work with adults, children, teens and families. I believe that a therapeutic relationship is a partnership where both you and I bring strengths to the table to overcome challenges that are getting in the way of living the life you want to live. All people have the capacity to heal, and the problems that bring you to therapy do not have to define who you are. I will support you in becoming the person you want to be, whether that be by healing from past trauma or by dealing with current issues that may be getting in your way.
(204) 813-5867 View (204) 813-5867
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Madison Young
Pre-Licensed Professional, HBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2H
My approach to counselling is guided by Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, Strength-Based, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness models. My areas of interest included ADHD, anxiety, and stress.
My approach to counselling is guided by Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, Strength-Based, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness models. My areas of interest included ADHD, anxiety, and stress.
(204) 817-8908 View (204) 817-8908
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Janine Oleski
Counsellor, MA, CCS, CHyp
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2V
Janine has trained in person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, group therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, clinical hypnotherapy, crisis intervention, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and experiential psychotherapy.
Janine has 15 years of experience and training. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has provided clinical services through the St. Boniface Hospital Department of Clinical Health Psychology and the Victoria General Hospital Department of Research and Evaluation. She also organizes research projects on the efficacy of health and mental health services. Janine has studied the process of inner awakening, various meditation techniques (Buddhist, Transcendental, Yogic, Insight Oriented), the perennial philosophy, and esotericism.
Janine has trained in person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, group therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, clinical hypnotherapy, crisis intervention, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and experiential psychotherapy.
Janine has 15 years of experience and training. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has provided clinical services through the St. Boniface Hospital Department of Clinical Health Psychology and the Victoria General Hospital Department of Research and Evaluation. She also organizes research projects on the efficacy of health and mental health services. Janine has studied the process of inner awakening, various meditation techniques (Buddhist, Transcendental, Yogic, Insight Oriented), the perennial philosophy, and esotericism.
(431) 831-3075 View (431) 831-3075
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Barbara Balshaw-Dow
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2H
I offer counselling through reflective counselling tools, information sharing and guidance, I provide brief interventions, solution focussed strategies, cognitive behavioural strategies, trauma therapy: basic EMDR and motivational interviewing strategies. Tools can include: action plans, journaling, meditation, mindfulness practice, and breathwork to gain direction, insight, and self care.
I offer counselling through reflective counselling tools, information sharing and guidance, I provide brief interventions, solution focussed strategies, cognitive behavioural strategies, trauma therapy: basic EMDR and motivational interviewing strategies. Tools can include: action plans, journaling, meditation, mindfulness practice, and breathwork to gain direction, insight, and self care.
(431) 831-3079 View (431) 831-3079
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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
Photo of Shannon M. Gander, Pre-Licensed Professional in Winnipeg, MB
Shannon M. Gander
Pre-Licensed Professional, BPE, CAC, CM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3G
I have expertise in trauma, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based strategies and mindful self-compassion.
I believe people are resilient and at any time can need support with life challenges. I see clients with a range of experiences that may be impacting their relationships, ability to feel good about themselves and currently flourish in their lives. It is always my goal to create a safe environment for clients to work through issues past or present that keep them from achieving a full quality of life and in having the relationships they are seeking. I work collaboratively with clients on what is important to them, helping people achieve inner stability and move forward in their lives.
I have expertise in trauma, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based strategies and mindful self-compassion.
I believe people are resilient and at any time can need support with life challenges. I see clients with a range of experiences that may be impacting their relationships, ability to feel good about themselves and currently flourish in their lives. It is always my goal to create a safe environment for clients to work through issues past or present that keep them from achieving a full quality of life and in having the relationships they are seeking. I work collaboratively with clients on what is important to them, helping people achieve inner stability and move forward in their lives.
(431) 831-3109 View (431) 831-3109
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Michelle Beauchamp
BHEc, MSc, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
I have been trained in a variety of therapy models and often utilize methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness based techniques to assist those with reaching their goals.
I have extensive experience providing therapy and education on a wide range of mental health topics to youth, adults, families and communities. I help people struggling with symptoms consistent with their diagnosed disorders, such as anxiety, and mood disorders as well as those struggling with a compilation of stress in their lives, such as job, family/relationship, trauma, grief or addictions. At times we need extra support and guidance in dealing with life's challenges. I like to build on a person's strengths empowering them to make positive changes, reducing their negative coping and negative thought patterns.
I have been trained in a variety of therapy models and often utilize methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness based techniques to assist those with reaching their goals.
I have extensive experience providing therapy and education on a wide range of mental health topics to youth, adults, families and communities. I help people struggling with symptoms consistent with their diagnosed disorders, such as anxiety, and mood disorders as well as those struggling with a compilation of stress in their lives, such as job, family/relationship, trauma, grief or addictions. At times we need extra support and guidance in dealing with life's challenges. I like to build on a person's strengths empowering them to make positive changes, reducing their negative coping and negative thought patterns.
(204) 808-8866 x103 View (204) 808-8866 x103
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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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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. My experience includes working with children/teens struggling with anxiety, ADHD, separation/divorce, attachment, social skills, grief/loss, self-regulation and anger management. I have provided individual and group interventions depending on client need.
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. My experience includes working with children/teens struggling with anxiety, ADHD, separation/divorce, attachment, social skills, grief/loss, self-regulation and anger management. I have provided individual and group interventions depending on client need.
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Chrystal Boutin
Psychiatric Nurse, BScPN, RPN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2M
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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Vanessa Honeyborne
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
I specialize in trauma/PTSD, couples counselling, mindfulness, and grief work.
I work from a strength based model, recognizing you as the expert in your life. Together we discuss goals for therapy, and collaborate on the best approach, while incorporating individualized coping strategies, attachment based perspectives, nervous system regulation, and mindfulness. I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy to treat trauma/PTSD/phobias. This is a brief therapy and treatment can be accomplished in 1-5 sessions. A.R.T uses bilateral stimulation, with a specific script (this allows you to go into the trauma without retelling). A.R.T is more somatic based than cognitive, compared to other treatments (EMDR)
I specialize in trauma/PTSD, couples counselling, mindfulness, and grief work.
I work from a strength based model, recognizing you as the expert in your life. Together we discuss goals for therapy, and collaborate on the best approach, while incorporating individualized coping strategies, attachment based perspectives, nervous system regulation, and mindfulness. I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy to treat trauma/PTSD/phobias. This is a brief therapy and treatment can be accomplished in 1-5 sessions. A.R.T uses bilateral stimulation, with a specific script (this allows you to go into the trauma without retelling). A.R.T is more somatic based than cognitive, compared to other treatments (EMDR)
(204) 817-9157 x100 View (204) 817-9157 x100
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Wendy Darlene Scheirich
MEd, CSSE, CSBW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
I am a sex and intimacy counsellor and educator. My approach is sex positive and practical. I provide guidance to improve the sex and intimate life for those single or coupled, of all genders and sexual orientations. My therapeutic approach involves mindfulness, relaxation (CBT), pleasure orientation and somatic awareness. I offer teachings that bring attention to choice and desire, that gives voice to clarity around needs and requests and that centres the requirement of true consent in the sex and intimacy realm. I am a certified Somatic Sex Educator with a masters degree in Educational Leadership, a former nurse and social worker.
I am a sex and intimacy counsellor and educator. My approach is sex positive and practical. I provide guidance to improve the sex and intimate life for those single or coupled, of all genders and sexual orientations. My therapeutic approach involves mindfulness, relaxation (CBT), pleasure orientation and somatic awareness. I offer teachings that bring attention to choice and desire, that gives voice to clarity around needs and requests and that centres the requirement of true consent in the sex and intimacy realm. I am a certified Somatic Sex Educator with a masters degree in Educational Leadership, a former nurse and social worker.
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Vanessa Limon
Counsellor, CCPCPR-, Cand
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3T
I work in a person-centered and mindfulness approach where I gently assist my clients in walking through past experiences to understand how it impacts their life today and to help build the skills to build a healthier relationship with themselves and others.
My name's Vanessa Limon and although I'm in Winnipeg I do work with clients online. I primarily work with young adults, university students, and children navigating life's issues such as relationships, career, burnout, cultural barriers, anxiety/depression, and healing from emotional abuse or painful experiences. I aim to provide a safe space for my clients to be heard and validated, to help them build the skills to confidently navigate life on their own, and to remind them that it's also okay to ask for help. Together we can create a space to create the lifestyle and habits that will improve your quality of life.
I work in a person-centered and mindfulness approach where I gently assist my clients in walking through past experiences to understand how it impacts their life today and to help build the skills to build a healthier relationship with themselves and others.
My name's Vanessa Limon and although I'm in Winnipeg I do work with clients online. I primarily work with young adults, university students, and children navigating life's issues such as relationships, career, burnout, cultural barriers, anxiety/depression, and healing from emotional abuse or painful experiences. I aim to provide a safe space for my clients to be heard and validated, to help them build the skills to confidently navigate life on their own, and to remind them that it's also okay to ask for help. Together we can create a space to create the lifestyle and habits that will improve your quality of life.
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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.