Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Strathroy, ON

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Carol Ann Nisbet
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
I am also trained in mindfulness approaches.
There are often times in our lives that create challenges and stress. When we feel overwhelmed and unable to manage, there are professionals, like myself, who want to help you return to living your best possible life. Challenges that feel unmanageable may result in us feeling lost, sad, anxious, or alone. You may experience grief, loss, stress relating to responsibilities such as caring for others, or career changes. Whenever experiences like these arise, there are caring professionals here to help. It would be my pleasure to provide a safe space for you to reflect and learn how to successfully move forward and feel better.
I am also trained in mindfulness approaches.
There are often times in our lives that create challenges and stress. When we feel overwhelmed and unable to manage, there are professionals, like myself, who want to help you return to living your best possible life. Challenges that feel unmanageable may result in us feeling lost, sad, anxious, or alone. You may experience grief, loss, stress relating to responsibilities such as caring for others, or career changes. Whenever experiences like these arise, there are caring professionals here to help. It would be my pleasure to provide a safe space for you to reflect and learn how to successfully move forward and feel better.
(226) 639-5537 View (226) 639-5537
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Margareta Adriana Vanderheyden
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, CHyp, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
As a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families since 1993. My work employs cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapy. I believe that we have an immense power to change our lives, and to overcome life's greatest challenges if we are self aware. Using an integrated model of therapeutic intervention which focuses on your strengths, we work together to increase your self awareness, help you identify options and choices so that you can work differently with the issue you face. Through self understanding and education, you become more resourceful in responding to life's challenges.
As a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families since 1993. My work employs cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapy. I believe that we have an immense power to change our lives, and to overcome life's greatest challenges if we are self aware. Using an integrated model of therapeutic intervention which focuses on your strengths, we work together to increase your self awareness, help you identify options and choices so that you can work differently with the issue you face. Through self understanding and education, you become more resourceful in responding to life's challenges.
(226) 407-6083 View (226) 407-6083
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Lisa J. Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
Certified in Emotion Focused Mindfulness, and mindfulness based therapies including, MBSR, MBCT, Self-Compassion, and CBT, Grief and Loss, Motivational Interviewing & Positive Psychology.
Life will bring challenges and difficult times causing confusion, fear, anxiety, depression…and numbness. We also experience transitions and losses, not only through the death of people we love, but loss of our health, relationships, jobs. Maybe you are a Health Care Provider with moral injury as a result of your challenging work? Chronic stressors can bring up feelings of fear and a lack of belief that we can cope. Some events and relationships may leave deeper, traumatic wounds. Sometimes it just feels like it is all ‘too much’. Whatever challenge brings you here, together we can work with and process these feelings.
Certified in Emotion Focused Mindfulness, and mindfulness based therapies including, MBSR, MBCT, Self-Compassion, and CBT, Grief and Loss, Motivational Interviewing & Positive Psychology.
Life will bring challenges and difficult times causing confusion, fear, anxiety, depression…and numbness. We also experience transitions and losses, not only through the death of people we love, but loss of our health, relationships, jobs. Maybe you are a Health Care Provider with moral injury as a result of your challenging work? Chronic stressors can bring up feelings of fear and a lack of belief that we can cope. Some events and relationships may leave deeper, traumatic wounds. Sometimes it just feels like it is all ‘too much’. Whatever challenge brings you here, together we can work with and process these feelings.
(226) 840-6657 View (226) 840-6657
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Richard Lyke, RP, RMFT
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have formal training in several therapeutic disciplines and over 25 years experience; listening, being present, using brief and long term therapies, couples therapies, EMDR, CBT, body-centered therapies, compassionate mindfulness, strategies for self-care and life coaching.
I help clients identify and work toward their specific goals to address a wide range of issues, including; anxiety, depression, addictions, life transitions, personal and work-related stress, relationship conflict and distress, separation, reconciliation, relationship building, and recovery from childhood and adult trauma. My approach is confidential, friendly and non-judgmental; facilitating happier, healthier, more engaged, relaxed and satisfying lives. I provide psychotherapy and counseling for people of all sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds, couples and families.
I have formal training in several therapeutic disciplines and over 25 years experience; listening, being present, using brief and long term therapies, couples therapies, EMDR, CBT, body-centered therapies, compassionate mindfulness, strategies for self-care and life coaching.
I help clients identify and work toward their specific goals to address a wide range of issues, including; anxiety, depression, addictions, life transitions, personal and work-related stress, relationship conflict and distress, separation, reconciliation, relationship building, and recovery from childhood and adult trauma. My approach is confidential, friendly and non-judgmental; facilitating happier, healthier, more engaged, relaxed and satisfying lives. I provide psychotherapy and counseling for people of all sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds, couples and families.
(226) 771-5302 View (226) 771-5302
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John Pilgrim
Registered Social Worker, MScEd, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
I utilize CBT, EMDR, Somatic (body) techniques and facets of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion.
LHSC Employees and Families - -Direct billing to GreenShield- -When did you last feel truly connected to yourself, to the people around you and to your environment? Anxiety, trauma, hopelessness, depression, ADHD, Motor Vehicle Accidents and job and school-related issues can disconnect people from the lives they want to live. As a therapist, I have worked with people to help them discover and pursue the lives they wish to live. I use a conversational, Polyvagal, body-oriented, highly positive, strength-based, thought-changing style of therapy to assist people to determine and achieve their goals in life.
I utilize CBT, EMDR, Somatic (body) techniques and facets of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion.
LHSC Employees and Families - -Direct billing to GreenShield- -When did you last feel truly connected to yourself, to the people around you and to your environment? Anxiety, trauma, hopelessness, depression, ADHD, Motor Vehicle Accidents and job and school-related issues can disconnect people from the lives they want to live. As a therapist, I have worked with people to help them discover and pursue the lives they wish to live. I use a conversational, Polyvagal, body-oriented, highly positive, strength-based, thought-changing style of therapy to assist people to determine and achieve their goals in life.
(877) 746-4404 View (877) 746-4404
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Lambton Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
Experience working with a variety of counselling interventions, including short-term goal focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, motivational, and strength-based therapies; EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for couples, energy psychology including EFT (Emotionally Freedom Technique) and Matrix Reimprinting and NLP.
As solution-focused therapists, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. Lambton Counselling Services is committed to making an inspired contribution to personal growth and encouraging health in all states: Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual. Our mandate is to support clients in identifying and resolving the issues that stop them from experiencing their lives to the fullest. Lambton Counselling Services is designed to meet a wide range of needs through private practice, groupwork, workshops and professional development.
Experience working with a variety of counselling interventions, including short-term goal focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, motivational, and strength-based therapies; EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for couples, energy psychology including EFT (Emotionally Freedom Technique) and Matrix Reimprinting and NLP.
As solution-focused therapists, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. Lambton Counselling Services is committed to making an inspired contribution to personal growth and encouraging health in all states: Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual. Our mandate is to support clients in identifying and resolving the issues that stop them from experiencing their lives to the fullest. Lambton Counselling Services is designed to meet a wide range of needs through private practice, groupwork, workshops and professional development.
(855) 997-1032 View (855) 997-1032
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Narcissistic Abuse/Addiction@ Middlesex-Lambton CS
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCAC
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
I have received specialized training in CBT, DBT, EFT, Mindfulness, narcisitic abuse recovery, grief, and trauma informed, client centered psychotherapy.
Hi, I am Cynthia Workman and I am accepting New Clients. Life is always changing and I am a firm believer that when you can make a human connection during life's challenges and changes it can make a significant difference. It is always an honor to walk with people on their healing journey and assist in creating an empowering, validating, and supportive environment. I possess extensive experience and knowledge in working with trauma, sexual addiction, mental health, domestic violence, relationship issues, couples, and First Nation culture.
I have received specialized training in CBT, DBT, EFT, Mindfulness, narcisitic abuse recovery, grief, and trauma informed, client centered psychotherapy.
Hi, I am Cynthia Workman and I am accepting New Clients. Life is always changing and I am a firm believer that when you can make a human connection during life's challenges and changes it can make a significant difference. It is always an honor to walk with people on their healing journey and assist in creating an empowering, validating, and supportive environment. I possess extensive experience and knowledge in working with trauma, sexual addiction, mental health, domestic violence, relationship issues, couples, and First Nation culture.
(226) 457-6506 View (226) 457-6506
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Karen Gilbert
Registered Social Worker, BA, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
Sometimes in life we can feel vulnerable and alone; have symptoms of depression and anxiety; times of grief and changes in our life. These are opportunities for counselling and therapy, support and growth. Taking the chance to trust in a professional and discuss these matters privately has been a best practise for many individuals. I have been honoured to participate in many life changes for clients throughout my 20 + year career as a Social Worker in Lambton, Middlesex and Elgin Counties, London, Strathroy and St.Thomas.
Sometimes in life we can feel vulnerable and alone; have symptoms of depression and anxiety; times of grief and changes in our life. These are opportunities for counselling and therapy, support and growth. Taking the chance to trust in a professional and discuss these matters privately has been a best practise for many individuals. I have been honoured to participate in many life changes for clients throughout my 20 + year career as a Social Worker in Lambton, Middlesex and Elgin Counties, London, Strathroy and St.Thomas.
(226) 778-4725 View (226) 778-4725
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Heal Therapy Counselling and Consulting Heather
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
Waitlist for new clients
Are you thinking of addressing childhood trauma or focusing on your mental health? Are you, or someone you care for, struggling with heightened anxiety or a diminished sense of life satisfaction? I extend an invitation to a warm, welcoming, and non-judgment space where we can collaboratively explore past and present concerns that may be impeding your progress towards achieving personal goals and leading the life you desire.
Are you thinking of addressing childhood trauma or focusing on your mental health? Are you, or someone you care for, struggling with heightened anxiety or a diminished sense of life satisfaction? I extend an invitation to a warm, welcoming, and non-judgment space where we can collaboratively explore past and present concerns that may be impeding your progress towards achieving personal goals and leading the life you desire.
(226) 270-6782 View (226) 270-6782
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Kelly Pardy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G  (Online Only)
Welcome - I’m so glad you’re here. I've been privileged to work with children, adults and families in various settings for over 15 years. I believe everyone deserves to be heard and seen, even if that’s not been their past lived experience. I bring a gentle, trauma informed perspective to my work and I see our time together as a collaborative journey where we explore thoughts, emotions and beliefs in a safe and non judgemental space. Part of working with me can also include broker/advocacy work; meaning I can help you navigate the many complexities in our social and community service system (ie, health care, school system, etc).
Welcome - I’m so glad you’re here. I've been privileged to work with children, adults and families in various settings for over 15 years. I believe everyone deserves to be heard and seen, even if that’s not been their past lived experience. I bring a gentle, trauma informed perspective to my work and I see our time together as a collaborative journey where we explore thoughts, emotions and beliefs in a safe and non judgemental space. Part of working with me can also include broker/advocacy work; meaning I can help you navigate the many complexities in our social and community service system (ie, health care, school system, etc).
(226) 702-8607 View (226) 702-8607
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Selena Buma - Be Still Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G  (Online Only)
Hello, and welcome. We all know that life can be hard and bring many stressful, difficult, and painful situations. If you are feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious, lost, alone, or unsure about your purpose and direction, I’m here to help. My counseling practice is founded on building relationships with clients, offering empathy and compassion, and providing a safe place for you to learn about yourself, heal, and grow. Together we can help you understand yourself and identify tools and strategies to help you support yourself through all the challenging circumstances life brings.
Hello, and welcome. We all know that life can be hard and bring many stressful, difficult, and painful situations. If you are feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious, lost, alone, or unsure about your purpose and direction, I’m here to help. My counseling practice is founded on building relationships with clients, offering empathy and compassion, and providing a safe place for you to learn about yourself, heal, and grow. Together we can help you understand yourself and identify tools and strategies to help you support yourself through all the challenging circumstances life brings.
(226) 778-3624 View (226) 778-3624
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Naomi Krieger- London Trauma Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
Are you stuck? Stuck in grief, anxiety, or depression? Maybe you have health anxiety or are living with chronic illness. You might have been there for a loved one going through a health crisis- and that takes its toll, too. Perhaps you are struggling with burnout due to your job or relationship. You might be facing an uncertain life transition. Perhaps you are trying to move through trauma and its aftereffects. You want to feel better, happier, brighter in your life. You want to have energy, joy, and contentment.
Are you stuck? Stuck in grief, anxiety, or depression? Maybe you have health anxiety or are living with chronic illness. You might have been there for a loved one going through a health crisis- and that takes its toll, too. Perhaps you are struggling with burnout due to your job or relationship. You might be facing an uncertain life transition. Perhaps you are trying to move through trauma and its aftereffects. You want to feel better, happier, brighter in your life. You want to have energy, joy, and contentment.
(226) 286-4908 View (226) 286-4908
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Peter Dikih Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, HBSc, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
I have provided psychotherapy, counselling and coaching since 1996. I have worked with a diverse population with many types of issues and challenges. My passion is helping individuals, couples and families to thrive; and helping leaders and organizations to excel. I provide a safe and confidential place where problems can be shared, solutions identified, barriers overcome, progress achieved and success celebrated. I primarily use client-centered, solution-focused and cognitive behavioural approaches.
I have provided psychotherapy, counselling and coaching since 1996. I have worked with a diverse population with many types of issues and challenges. My passion is helping individuals, couples and families to thrive; and helping leaders and organizations to excel. I provide a safe and confidential place where problems can be shared, solutions identified, barriers overcome, progress achieved and success celebrated. I primarily use client-centered, solution-focused and cognitive behavioural approaches.
(855) 297-8219 View (855) 297-8219
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Amanda Feige
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CSTIP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G  (Online Only)
Relationships are at the core of feeling love and belonging. However, when our relationships are functioning poorly we can experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, or anger. In this space, we will explore how early life relationships shaped your attachment, communication, and conflict patterns to connect them to the impact they are having in your current life. From there, we can develop healthy new patterns. I also work with couples on their communication, boundaries, intimacy, meeting needs, and trust. Together you will learn to communicate safely and predictably and co-create your ideal intimate life.
Relationships are at the core of feeling love and belonging. However, when our relationships are functioning poorly we can experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, or anger. In this space, we will explore how early life relationships shaped your attachment, communication, and conflict patterns to connect them to the impact they are having in your current life. From there, we can develop healthy new patterns. I also work with couples on their communication, boundaries, intimacy, meeting needs, and trust. Together you will learn to communicate safely and predictably and co-create your ideal intimate life.
(343) 312-5928 View (343) 312-5928
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Brianna Ramsay -Clm Counselling And Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G  (Online Only)
With a passion for helping people, Brianna has a friendly, relaxed style and is non-judgemental. She offers a safe and supportive space for people to talk about those hard things, and finding ways to thrive when it feels like things are out of control, or not what you were expecting. Brianna is currently working with individuals virtually.
With a passion for helping people, Brianna has a friendly, relaxed style and is non-judgemental. She offers a safe and supportive space for people to talk about those hard things, and finding ways to thrive when it feels like things are out of control, or not what you were expecting. Brianna is currently working with individuals virtually.
(226) 256-8431 View (226) 256-8431
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Ericca Wascher
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
Every person experiences hardships, loss, and trauma throughout the course of their life. This may impact our ability to function in our day-to-day. Throughout my career and education, I have developed a passion for helping those experiencing grief and loss. Grief is a deeply personal and unique experience that occurs after we experience a loss. I will strive to help you understand and explore your feelings while processing the loss that you have experienced or are experiencing.
Every person experiences hardships, loss, and trauma throughout the course of their life. This may impact our ability to function in our day-to-day. Throughout my career and education, I have developed a passion for helping those experiencing grief and loss. Grief is a deeply personal and unique experience that occurs after we experience a loss. I will strive to help you understand and explore your feelings while processing the loss that you have experienced or are experiencing.
(226) 702-8846 View (226) 702-8846
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Steve Granger
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
Figuring out how to navigate life can be tough and, at times, can even seem impossible. Sometimes, we need extra support to get through difficult times, to deal with something we have long been avoiding, or to deal with emotions we’re not familiar or comfortable with. Whether you’re looking for support in making key changes in your life, to help understand yourself better, or for support with a particular mental health concern (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.), we will work together to find a healthy way forward.
Figuring out how to navigate life can be tough and, at times, can even seem impossible. Sometimes, we need extra support to get through difficult times, to deal with something we have long been avoiding, or to deal with emotions we’re not familiar or comfortable with. Whether you’re looking for support in making key changes in your life, to help understand yourself better, or for support with a particular mental health concern (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.), we will work together to find a healthy way forward.
(226) 917-5263 View (226) 917-5263
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James Das
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
Life often unfolds with unexpected moments that can feel overwhelming, leaving us wondering how to navigate them. The daily routines and habits we fall into can become burdens, weighing us down. If you've ever found yourself saying things like, "I'm stuck, and I don't know what to do" or, "I don't know how I can make it through this," I want you to know that you are not alone. I know first-hand that therapy can be intimidating. Opening up and sharing your experiences and beliefs with someone you've just met can feel like a daunting task. I want to encourage you. even if therapy feels like it will be challenging, it is worth it.
Life often unfolds with unexpected moments that can feel overwhelming, leaving us wondering how to navigate them. The daily routines and habits we fall into can become burdens, weighing us down. If you've ever found yourself saying things like, "I'm stuck, and I don't know what to do" or, "I don't know how I can make it through this," I want you to know that you are not alone. I know first-hand that therapy can be intimidating. Opening up and sharing your experiences and beliefs with someone you've just met can feel like a daunting task. I want to encourage you. even if therapy feels like it will be challenging, it is worth it.
(226) 640-5322 View (226) 640-5322
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Kaitlyn Cavacas
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
Envision a version of yourself that feels fulfilled, whole and connected. Think about how your life may look as reflected by these values. Often times, the busy pace of life can leave us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from ourselves and others. Pressures and expectations can make it hard to find our voice. You are not alone. Your voice is important and matters.
Envision a version of yourself that feels fulfilled, whole and connected. Think about how your life may look as reflected by these values. Often times, the busy pace of life can leave us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from ourselves and others. Pressures and expectations can make it hard to find our voice. You are not alone. Your voice is important and matters.
(226) 909-1614 View (226) 909-1614
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Hiedi Britton-deJeu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
I enjoy working with youth and adults to help them find their way through life's transitions. Individuals who are motivated to explore their "problems" or "diagnosis" to overcome barriers with the purpose of improving their overall well-being. I have over 25 years of experience working in the field of Children's Mental Health, Education, Youth Justice, and Health Care. My clinical experience includes both brief and long-term interventions with a focus on individual, group work, and delivering evidence based-programs.
I enjoy working with youth and adults to help them find their way through life's transitions. Individuals who are motivated to explore their "problems" or "diagnosis" to overcome barriers with the purpose of improving their overall well-being. I have over 25 years of experience working in the field of Children's Mental Health, Education, Youth Justice, and Health Care. My clinical experience includes both brief and long-term interventions with a focus on individual, group work, and delivering evidence based-programs.
(519) 878-5723 View (519) 878-5723

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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.