Group Programs

Below is a listing of upcoming group programs.  If you are interested in any of these programs, please send an email to the clinic at or call the clinic at 416-650-8488.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy group targeting Intrusive Thoughts and Compulsive Behaviors
New Start Date - January 21, 2014

In this group you will:

Learn How to identify the obsessions that trouble you, and the rituals you do to relieve your anxiety
Learn how to challenge some of the beliefs that maintain your symptoms
Develop a personalized action plan with the support of the group leaders to gradually break free from your compulsions at a pace that is right for you.

To review the group flyer click here.

To view the registration page click here

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Group: Managing Your Anxiety and Worry.

In this group you will learn practical skills to cope with anxiety, including;

How to understand and identify the cycle of anxiety and worry
How to use owrry management techniques in everyday life
How to use relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety
Hot to challenge and reframe thinking patterns that promote anxiety
How to effectively deal with fear and other emotions triggered by anxiety

To view the group flyer that contains information about fees, click here.

To view the registration form, click here


Mindfulness Meditation Programs - Winter Semester

Do you want to . . .

Reduce stress more effectively?
Cultivate creativity, attentiveness and tranquility?
Gain the support of group meditation and on-the-spot personal instruction?

The clinic is pleased to continue offering two meditation programs during the winter semester.  If you want an activity that can make your brain healthier, come to one of the groups to learn and practice mindfulness meditation.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MB-CBT)

MB-CBT draws a powerful"synergy" from two important behavior change methods.  East meets West in ancient meditation methods and groundbreaking research from the cognitive neurosciences.  Whether you want to learn to meditate or strengthen current skills, these ten sessions provide a stimulating environment in which to practice and explore the powerful impacts and benefits possible.

10 week program - Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 pm beginning Tuesday January 21, 2014   Fee: $175.00 ($75 for students with valid student ID). Click here for registration form.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation has existed for thousands of years.  Carefully separated from religious or cultural context, it is the practice of bringing one's attention to the present moment in a non-judgemental and observant way.  Research suggests the benefits of this form of meditation include better stress management, decreased anxiety, increased concentration and more balanced interaction to everyday situations.  In this group you will learn mindfulness meditation in a stage based approach focused on cultivating effective technique with an emphasis on incorporating practice into your daily life.

8 week program - Fridays between 12:00 and 1:00 pm beginning Friday January 31, 2014.  Fee:  $140.00 ($60.00 for students with valid student ID) Click here for registration form.


Education Series:  Memory and Aging Program

This is a 5 week education workshop series that was developed and evaluated by Baycrest, a renowned academic health science centre focused on aging.  The program is designed to assist people approaching retirement age or in retirement who are interested in learning about memory changes that normally occur with age, and strategies to improve their everyday memory performance.

Dates for the fall program have not yet been set..

To see a flyer more fully describing the program, click here.

Kids Have Stress Too! TM- Parenting Program

This 6 week parenting program is designed to help parents better understand stress and to help them teach their children ways to manage it.  The dates and times for his program are still being determined.

FREE - Relationship Enhancement Workshops

Have you been looking for ways to improve your relationship with your partner? If you answered yes to this question, then come to our Relationship Enhancement Workshops. We are recruiting couples for upcoming research on relationship enhancement. The chosen couples will receive four, free workshops that focus on listening skills, perspective taking and ability to communicate with each other even when there is a hard topic.

Click here for more information.