Autumn Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Group

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression with a live facilitator online.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy for preventing depressive relapse and treating mood disorders. It reduces depression, anxiety and stress.

Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention to the present moment. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is designed to bring awareness to the habitual negative thinking that leads to depressive and anxious spirals. Combined, MBCT interrupts how we habitually react to situations, so we can choose to respond in more skillful ways.

Research has demonstrated MBCT is as effective as antidepressants in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence. (Kuyken, 2008)

Participants Will Learn
Skills and practices to manage depression, anxiety and prevent relapse. By learning to identify the triggers and symptoms of anxiety and depression, participants can effectively address these issues as they arise in everyday life, allowing for skillful intervention before mood symptoms and negative thought patterns become more severe.

MBCT Themes

Session 1:  Awareness & Automatic Pilot

Session 2:  Living in Our Heads

Session 3:  Gathering The Scattered Mind

Session 4:  Recognizing Aversion

Session 5:  Allowing / Letting Be

Session 6:  Thoughts Are Not Facts

Session 7:  How Can I Best Take Care Of Myself?

Session 8:  Endings Are Beginnings

Who Should Attend
Individuals experiencing moderate anxiety or depression and people with a history of depression.

Dates & Times:

Course runs on Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm (2hrs) September 17- November 5, 2020.  

Cost:  $695 CAD  

Payment in full due at the time of registration by e-transfer to: or credit card through our Ottawa River Psychology Group administrator at 613-656-3331. 

Fees include course handouts and guided meditations. 

Refunds available until 7 days prior to course start date.

Receipts are offered for insurance coverage by extended health insurance. Please check with your insurance plan before registering for the course if you plan to seek reimbursement and if you are not sure if your insurance provider will cover this very valuable course. Student experiences with their insurance plans have varied in the past.  Many insurance companies in Canada, the US and abroad have a history of covering this course.


This course is being offered online via Zoom due to COVID-19

To Register:

Click on the registration link and it will take you directly to the September 17 at 3:30pm spot on our online booking platform.  Click on the 3:30pm time that is highlighted and complete your registration.

Have questions?

Dr. Sogge will be hosting a Information Session Sunday August 30 from 7-8pm where she will provide more information and be available to answer any questions you may have.

Zoom link for session:

Click the link below to register for “Autumn Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Group”.


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