Group Programs

Below is a listing of upcoming group programs.  If you have questions about any of these programs, please send an email to the clinic at yupc@yorku.ca or call the clinic at 416-650-8488.

Mindfulness Meditation Programs - Spring Programs

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 offer three meditation programs during the fall semester.  If you want an activity that can make your brain healthier, come to one of the groups to learn and practice mindfulness meditation.

Winter semester programs will be advertised the beginning of January.

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 ground breaking 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.

9 week program - Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday April 28, 2015   Fee: $180.00 ($75.00 for students with valid student ID). Click here for registration form.

Unable to Attend in person, then Join the ON-LINE MB-CBT Program

This group was piloted last spring and proved very successful. You can participate from any internet-linked computer with sound capacity. The course content is identical to the Tuesday group. Group members found it helpful to have answers to questions spoken and typed, so that responses can be critically reviewed during the days between groups.

6 week program - Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 beginning Thursday May7, 2015. Fee: $120.00 ($30. for students with valid student ID)

Click here for registration program

Mindfulness Meditation - Friday Group Practice Sessions

In this 6 week program, we will practice mindfulness meditation with a discussionof different strategies that can help us become more mindful throught the day.  Come join th eprogram to gain the support of the group while you try different strategies to help you cultivate mindfulness.

The session will be led by two facilitators who are not experts in meditation.  They are each on their own journey of trying to find ways of incorporating more mindfulness into their lives.

Facilitators:  Susan Goodfell, Organizational Development Consultant
Louise Hartley, Director of York University Psychology Clinic

6 week program - Fridays between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. beginning Friday May 1, 2015.  Fee:  $120.00 ($30.00 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.