Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Aylmer, ON

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Kris Bannerman Therapy & Yoga
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Aylmer, ON N5H
I use an integration of Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing (SE) and cognitive behavioural therapeutic approaches to support clients during their self-growth and healing journeys.
We Would Be a Good Fit If: You’re seeking a relatable, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to be you, cultivating a safe place for change and growth to occur; You’re looking to build insights into your own behaviour and experiences; understand root causes to address challenges and create new opportunities; You’ve experienced trauma or loss and would like to integrate healing by learning coping strategies, mindfulness and grounding techniques; You would like to live your best life in alignment of your personal goals and values
I use an integration of Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing (SE) and cognitive behavioural therapeutic approaches to support clients during their self-growth and healing journeys.
We Would Be a Good Fit If: You’re seeking a relatable, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to be you, cultivating a safe place for change and growth to occur; You’re looking to build insights into your own behaviour and experiences; understand root causes to address challenges and create new opportunities; You’ve experienced trauma or loss and would like to integrate healing by learning coping strategies, mindfulness and grounding techniques; You would like to live your best life in alignment of your personal goals and values
(226) 779-4249 View (226) 779-4249
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Christine J.c. Ellwood
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aylmer, ON N5H
My passion lies in helping individuals overcome life's challenges using narrative therapy, alongside mindfulness-based strategies, hypnosis, and expressive arts techniques.
Offering home visits in SW Ontario or virtual sessions to individuals anywhere in Ontario. (Travel fee added for home visits.) Available most weekends, holidays, and occasional weekday evenings.
My passion lies in helping individuals overcome life's challenges using narrative therapy, alongside mindfulness-based strategies, hypnosis, and expressive arts techniques.
Offering home visits in SW Ontario or virtual sessions to individuals anywhere in Ontario. (Travel fee added for home visits.) Available most weekends, holidays, and occasional weekday evenings.
(226) 705-0398 View (226) 705-0398
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Stone Haven Counselling
Registered Social Worker, SSW, BAHons, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Aylmer, ON N5H  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients - Life can be challenging and sometimes it feels like you are out of sync with what your life goals are. I am here to support you through challenges like anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, relationships, and more.
Accepting New Clients - Life can be challenging and sometimes it feels like you are out of sync with what your life goals are. I am here to support you through challenges like anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, relationships, and more.
(226) 773-4838 View (226) 773-4838
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Brianne Bennett
Registered Social Worker, CYW, BApsych, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aylmer, ON N5H
I have been working in the Social Work field since 2010. For the first 2 years, I assisted those who struggled primarily with their mental health. From 2012 up until early 2019, I specialized in addictions of both youth and adults. Lastly, since 2016, I have provided private counseling supporting a variety of ages and presenting concerns. Issues range from anxiety, as the most prominent, to grief, couples, bullying and more. Social Workers are trained with various techniques in order to relieve their clients of whichever burden they may be carrying. It is my passion to listen and help develop a plan to move forward in your life.
I have been working in the Social Work field since 2010. For the first 2 years, I assisted those who struggled primarily with their mental health. From 2012 up until early 2019, I specialized in addictions of both youth and adults. Lastly, since 2016, I have provided private counseling supporting a variety of ages and presenting concerns. Issues range from anxiety, as the most prominent, to grief, couples, bullying and more. Social Workers are trained with various techniques in order to relieve their clients of whichever burden they may be carrying. It is my passion to listen and help develop a plan to move forward in your life.
(519) 900-7069 View (519) 900-7069
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Ivana Marjanovic
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aylmer, ON N5H
As most of my current clients, you have probably been feeling overwhelmed by your negative thoughts, frequently tired, anxious, stuck in the past, easily distracted, angry, unmotivated, and have been avoiding uncomfortable feelings. You may have contemplated contacting a therapist on more than one occasion to learn how to cope with difficult emotions, reduce stress, and to improve your overall well being. Often, selecting a therapist and booking the intake appointment is intimidating, however after taking the initial step many clients report a sense of relief.
As most of my current clients, you have probably been feeling overwhelmed by your negative thoughts, frequently tired, anxious, stuck in the past, easily distracted, angry, unmotivated, and have been avoiding uncomfortable feelings. You may have contemplated contacting a therapist on more than one occasion to learn how to cope with difficult emotions, reduce stress, and to improve your overall well being. Often, selecting a therapist and booking the intake appointment is intimidating, however after taking the initial step many clients report a sense of relief.
(226) 640-0788 View (226) 640-0788
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Sydney McGillis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MPH, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aylmer, ON N5H
Accepting new clients! I am a qualifying member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario with an MA in Counselling Psychology and Master’s in Public Health. I have been working as a Registered Nurse (RN) in a variety of settings, from palliative care to public health, since 2016. I have always had a desire and passion to work with people to better support their wellness, prioritizing the connections we make with one another and how these shape our experiences in life. This passion has led me to become a therapist as I have greatly appreciated and grown from my own experiences with my mental wellbeing journey.
Accepting new clients! I am a qualifying member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario with an MA in Counselling Psychology and Master’s in Public Health. I have been working as a Registered Nurse (RN) in a variety of settings, from palliative care to public health, since 2016. I have always had a desire and passion to work with people to better support their wellness, prioritizing the connections we make with one another and how these shape our experiences in life. This passion has led me to become a therapist as I have greatly appreciated and grown from my own experiences with my mental wellbeing journey.
(226) 241-9887 View (226) 241-9887

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Amanda Hindley, RN Psychotherapist
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, BScN
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5R
Everyone has worse days, and it is okay not to know what to do or how to make a change in your life. I am here to help you find the light when you feel stuck in darkness. Like a light post, I will help guide you with compassion, non-judgment, and care to a place where your pain is transformed into peace. I have been working with people in the most difficult times of their lives for 15 years. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, your relationship, your sex life/ intimacy, peers/parents, your health, your body, trauma, substance or behavioral addictions, I am here to help you create change in the direction you want.
Everyone has worse days, and it is okay not to know what to do or how to make a change in your life. I am here to help you find the light when you feel stuck in darkness. Like a light post, I will help guide you with compassion, non-judgment, and care to a place where your pain is transformed into peace. I have been working with people in the most difficult times of their lives for 15 years. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, your relationship, your sex life/ intimacy, peers/parents, your health, your body, trauma, substance or behavioral addictions, I am here to help you create change in the direction you want.
(226) 770-4102 View (226) 770-4102
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Gina Allen At Wilderness Walk And Talk Therapy
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MACP, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eden, ON N0J
We are taking the counselling office outdoors into nature! We will meet and walk at our chosen path either in St. Thomas, Aylmer, Woodstock or Tillsonburg. A comfy bench or shady shelter can work if there are mobility considerations or the weather isn't cooperating . Symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, and anger are reduced when we spend time out in nature. Walk and Talk Ecotherapy is also effective in the treatment of grief, life transitions, insomnia, coping with trauma and managing difficult relationships. Spending time in nature in the presence of an experienced therapist will help you reach your goals.
We are taking the counselling office outdoors into nature! We will meet and walk at our chosen path either in St. Thomas, Aylmer, Woodstock or Tillsonburg. A comfy bench or shady shelter can work if there are mobility considerations or the weather isn't cooperating . Symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, and anger are reduced when we spend time out in nature. Walk and Talk Ecotherapy is also effective in the treatment of grief, life transitions, insomnia, coping with trauma and managing difficult relationships. Spending time in nature in the presence of an experienced therapist will help you reach your goals.
(226) 702-8419 View (226) 702-8419
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Julie Ann Willsie
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belmont, ON N0L
If you are struggling day to day with general life issues and lack of motivation, drive, and ambition I would like to connect with you. If you feel you have symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and/or difficulty managing your emotions we can work together to identify the issues that are bothering you and work together to set goals and make a plan to achieve them. I am an eclectic therapist, using tools from many different therapies and theories. I like to take the approach of looking forward to make changes in life rather than dwelling too long on the past. If this suits you, send me a message!
If you are struggling day to day with general life issues and lack of motivation, drive, and ambition I would like to connect with you. If you feel you have symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and/or difficulty managing your emotions we can work together to identify the issues that are bothering you and work together to set goals and make a plan to achieve them. I am an eclectic therapist, using tools from many different therapies and theories. I like to take the approach of looking forward to make changes in life rather than dwelling too long on the past. If this suits you, send me a message!
(226) 799-5080 View (226) 799-5080

Online Therapists

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Melinda Zourntos
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MBA, BASc, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
I offer individual and couples counselling for a variety of issues using a collaborative approach, within a judgement free environment. The majority of my experience revolves around using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness based approaches, and Existential Therapy. I am also most familiar with mental health issues regarding anxiety, depression, stress, postpartum issues, obsessive compulsive tendencies, and self-esteem.
I offer individual and couples counselling for a variety of issues using a collaborative approach, within a judgement free environment. The majority of my experience revolves around using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness based approaches, and Existential Therapy. I am also most familiar with mental health issues regarding anxiety, depression, stress, postpartum issues, obsessive compulsive tendencies, and self-esteem.
(289) 276-8174 View (289) 276-8174
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Melina Bondy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6R
I use talk therapy, mindfulness (meeting present-moment experience with compassion and curiosity), somatic therapy (tuning into the body's wisdom) and an anti-oppression lens to help you find what works in your real life.
I have learned there is wisdom and resilience hidden in even the most painful of patterns, even when these patterns leave us trapped in destructive habits, despair or bad relationships. Once we find the wise intentions behind the old strategies, healing can happen. If you’re used to numbing out or criticizing yourself to get through the hard times – we’ll do it differently. Therapy with me is a judgment-free space to bring your sorrow, anxiety, anger and confusion without having to hide it or push through on your own.
I use talk therapy, mindfulness (meeting present-moment experience with compassion and curiosity), somatic therapy (tuning into the body's wisdom) and an anti-oppression lens to help you find what works in your real life.
I have learned there is wisdom and resilience hidden in even the most painful of patterns, even when these patterns leave us trapped in destructive habits, despair or bad relationships. Once we find the wise intentions behind the old strategies, healing can happen. If you’re used to numbing out or criticizing yourself to get through the hard times – we’ll do it differently. Therapy with me is a judgment-free space to bring your sorrow, anxiety, anger and confusion without having to hide it or push through on your own.
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Shelley Rush
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
Welcome! I am Shelley Rush a Registered Psychotherapist and Director of Rush & Associates. I am committed to collaboratively assessing your current situation. My goal is to help individuals, couples and groups work towards empowering themselves in the process of change and understanding. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. I am trained in CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness and DBT. I use an integrated model helping you to develop an individual plan that suits your needs.
Welcome! I am Shelley Rush a Registered Psychotherapist and Director of Rush & Associates. I am committed to collaboratively assessing your current situation. My goal is to help individuals, couples and groups work towards empowering themselves in the process of change and understanding. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. I am trained in CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness and DBT. I use an integrated model helping you to develop an individual plan that suits your needs.
(289) 769-9492 View (289) 769-9492
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Jacqueline Quiquero
Registered Social Worker, BaASc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Niagara Falls, ON L2G  (Online Only)
I utilize evidence-based, trauma informed therapy treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and more.
Feeling stuck in symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma or grief? Want to make change but don’t know where to start? When choosing a therapist, the right fit is an important step in taking the lead in your journey towards healing and recovery. I provide a non-judgemental, relaxed space that helps you to acknowledge the impact of mental health and wellness on other aspects of your life including physical health and well-being, relationships, job performance and overall quality of life. I am passionate about working with individuals to build resilience and find balance and peace in your life.
I utilize evidence-based, trauma informed therapy treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and more.
Feeling stuck in symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma or grief? Want to make change but don’t know where to start? When choosing a therapist, the right fit is an important step in taking the lead in your journey towards healing and recovery. I provide a non-judgemental, relaxed space that helps you to acknowledge the impact of mental health and wellness on other aspects of your life including physical health and well-being, relationships, job performance and overall quality of life. I am passionate about working with individuals to build resilience and find balance and peace in your life.
(289) 274-6232 View (289) 274-6232
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Chantelle Brown-Kent
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
I utilize an integrated model of therapeutic practice which includes mindfulness-based and self-compassion approaches, narrative therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.
I aim to support my clients to help navigate and explore the affects of the challenges they encounter in their daily lives. With over 7 years of experience working with youth and adults and families, I have supported clients who might encounter an array of issues including interpersonal challenges, anxiety, depression, school or work stress and transitions. In our work together, we might support you to manage unhelpful thoughts, bolster coping skills, increase confidence and mobilize supports.
I utilize an integrated model of therapeutic practice which includes mindfulness-based and self-compassion approaches, narrative therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.
I aim to support my clients to help navigate and explore the affects of the challenges they encounter in their daily lives. With over 7 years of experience working with youth and adults and families, I have supported clients who might encounter an array of issues including interpersonal challenges, anxiety, depression, school or work stress and transitions. In our work together, we might support you to manage unhelpful thoughts, bolster coping skills, increase confidence and mobilize supports.
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Claude Danièle Forrat
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
London, ON N6K  (Online Only)
My approach is a combination of CBT and mindfulness, which has proved to be extremely effective.
A mental health crisis is affecting us all. Treatment should be accessible to everyone. Making it accessible begins with the right expertise and affordable service. With this in mind, I am offering short-term therapy with specific mental health goals, such as stress management, depression and anxiety. Providing this goal-oriented focus helps to keep therapy affordable. It would be my pleasure to make it possible for you to reach those goals. Please send me an email, we will discuss my fees. Please note that I am still providing long-term therapy.
My approach is a combination of CBT and mindfulness, which has proved to be extremely effective.
A mental health crisis is affecting us all. Treatment should be accessible to everyone. Making it accessible begins with the right expertise and affordable service. With this in mind, I am offering short-term therapy with specific mental health goals, such as stress management, depression and anxiety. Providing this goal-oriented focus helps to keep therapy affordable. It would be my pleasure to make it possible for you to reach those goals. Please send me an email, we will discuss my fees. Please note that I am still providing long-term therapy.
(343) 306-1544 View (343) 306-1544
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Stephanie Tenhaeff
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, RP, BCC
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6J
My name is Stephanie Tenhaeff and I am a Registered Psychotherapist, Board Certifed Executive Coach and Health /Wellness Coach. I have been in the Health and Wellness space for over 30 years. I understand the challenges facing executives, professionals, individuals and students seeking personal and professional growth. I am committed to providing a safe and compassionate environment where we can work together to create change in your life, as well as to bounce back post pandemic with hope and optimism. My therapeutic approach is influenced by neuroscience, positive psychology and mindfulness.
My name is Stephanie Tenhaeff and I am a Registered Psychotherapist, Board Certifed Executive Coach and Health /Wellness Coach. I have been in the Health and Wellness space for over 30 years. I understand the challenges facing executives, professionals, individuals and students seeking personal and professional growth. I am committed to providing a safe and compassionate environment where we can work together to create change in your life, as well as to bounce back post pandemic with hope and optimism. My therapeutic approach is influenced by neuroscience, positive psychology and mindfulness.
(289) 302-7597 View (289) 302-7597
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Nisha Thakkar
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3R
Integrating mindfulness-based techniques & trauma-informed approaches, I provide comprehensive, tailored care.
Greetings, I'm Nisha, a dedicated and empathetic registered psychotherapist. Combining academic knowledge with practical experience, I specialize in assisting individuals facing a range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, suicidal ideations, grief, and relationship issues. My expertise extends to supporting individuals, couples, and families through their unique journeys.
Integrating mindfulness-based techniques & trauma-informed approaches, I provide comprehensive, tailored care.
Greetings, I'm Nisha, a dedicated and empathetic registered psychotherapist. Combining academic knowledge with practical experience, I specialize in assisting individuals facing a range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, suicidal ideations, grief, and relationship issues. My expertise extends to supporting individuals, couples, and families through their unique journeys.
(289) 207-7796 View (289) 207-7796
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Kelly Alexander
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BEd, RP(Qua)
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H  (Online Only)
If you're trying to figure out how to heal from issues with relationships, self-worth, body image, weight stigma, illness, pain, anxiety or relationship with food, I believe you've come to the right place. I even have a couple of current openings in my practice. Together, we can explore when & where certain feelings/parts started & gently get to know them to slowly build to a more loving & self-accepting existence as you are now. I have a deep & personal understanding of these issue. My practice focus is: mindfulness, IFS/parts work, self-compassion, women's work, body issues, anxiety, pain, disordered eating, IE & psychedelic work.
If you're trying to figure out how to heal from issues with relationships, self-worth, body image, weight stigma, illness, pain, anxiety or relationship with food, I believe you've come to the right place. I even have a couple of current openings in my practice. Together, we can explore when & where certain feelings/parts started & gently get to know them to slowly build to a more loving & self-accepting existence as you are now. I have a deep & personal understanding of these issue. My practice focus is: mindfulness, IFS/parts work, self-compassion, women's work, body issues, anxiety, pain, disordered eating, IE & psychedelic work.
(226) 780-8871 View (226) 780-8871
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Acorn Counselling -Child Youth Family Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CYC-P
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L9C
We are trained in and use a blend of various approaches including CBT, DBT, ACT, emotion focused and narrative therapy, mindfulness, creativity and play.
Is your child or teen struggling with anxiety or depression? Feeling worried and overthinking seemingly ordinary situations, or feeling unmotivated and having a hard time getting involved in daily activities? We are here to help! If you’re noticing low self-esteem, poor confidence, trouble focusing, mood swings, or have concern for your or your young person’s mental health, we'd love to connect with you.
We are trained in and use a blend of various approaches including CBT, DBT, ACT, emotion focused and narrative therapy, mindfulness, creativity and play.
Is your child or teen struggling with anxiety or depression? Feeling worried and overthinking seemingly ordinary situations, or feeling unmotivated and having a hard time getting involved in daily activities? We are here to help! If you’re noticing low self-esteem, poor confidence, trouble focusing, mood swings, or have concern for your or your young person’s mental health, we'd love to connect with you.
(365) 400-8284 View (365) 400-8284
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Sarah Watts
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
Hanover, ON N4N
We might address your concerns with talk, mindfulness, guided imagery, experiential modalities (eg: psychodrama), expressive movement, somatic exploration, meeting your Inner Child and Inner Critic and/or CBT strategies.
I see my therapist role as facilitator and support on your journey through healing and/or self development. To this role I bring, as well as formal education and training, half a century of living and learning. I support individual adults, embracing all types of diversity. I will hold calm and compassionate space for us to address anything you have experienced, such as trauma, anxiety, anger issues, grief and loss, interpersonal and narcissistic abuse and even suicidal thoughts. I’ve seen and personally experienced the power of somatic/body-centred therapy approaches and experiential and expressive work as well as just talk therapy.
We might address your concerns with talk, mindfulness, guided imagery, experiential modalities (eg: psychodrama), expressive movement, somatic exploration, meeting your Inner Child and Inner Critic and/or CBT strategies.
I see my therapist role as facilitator and support on your journey through healing and/or self development. To this role I bring, as well as formal education and training, half a century of living and learning. I support individual adults, embracing all types of diversity. I will hold calm and compassionate space for us to address anything you have experienced, such as trauma, anxiety, anger issues, grief and loss, interpersonal and narcissistic abuse and even suicidal thoughts. I’ve seen and personally experienced the power of somatic/body-centred therapy approaches and experiential and expressive work as well as just talk therapy.
(226) 839-0308 View (226) 839-0308

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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

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.