Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an effective treatment to prevent depression relapse for people who have experienced multiple episodes of depression.

In addition, MBCT has been shown to be helpful for reducing anxiety, stress, and emotional overeating, as well as helping people to cope with physical health problems such as migraines and tinnitus.

With Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy you will learn:

  • mindfulness and cognitive therapy skills in order to help you relate differently to your negative thoughts and distressing moods.
  • how to recognize the early signs of relapse or other habitual negative patterns, allowing for skillful intervention before mood symptoms and negative thought patterns become more severe.


Thursdays from 12:00-2:00 PM for 8 weeks beginning September 26-November 14, 2019.

Investment Options:

Total:  $895  Deposit: $200  Balance$695 due Sept 19 2019.

Early Bird:  $820 if register and pay deposit by Aug 26, 2019.  Deposit: $200  Balance: $620 due Sept 19 2019.

Fees Include:  workbook, MP3s and a ½ day silent meditation retreat that will be held on a weekend tentatively scheduled for November 3 from 10 AM – 3 PM. Date will be confirmed in the first group class.

Payment can be made by e-transfer to info@ottawariverpsychology.com  or by contacting 613-656-3331 to pay by credit card.

Refund Policy:  7 days prior to start date = Sept 19 2019

About Group Instructor:

The group is led by experienced and compassionate meditator and registered psychotherapist Sarah Housser MA, RP. Sarah has run MBCT groups for many years and co-taught a course at the University of Toronto, training clinicians on how to run MBCT groups.

How Do I Register:

***DO NOT CLICK THE REGISTER BUTTON ON THIS PAGE.  Please call the office at 613-656-3331 to schedule your complimentary pre-registration consultation to confirm group fit.***

NOTE: This is a requirement prior to registration.

An invoice will be provided upon completion for this group activity under the clinician’s name and license number.

If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers (e.g. Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Naturopath), and that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question (i.e. a group program or course) Sometimes there are restrictions on the particular services covered by a given health profession. Please confirm that profession is covered by your insurance and that the program is not an excluded service for that profession.

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


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