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 or call the clinic at 416-650-8488.

Mindfulness Meditation Programs - Fall 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.

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.

10 week program - Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday September 29, 2015   Fee: $200.00 ($75.00 for students with valid student ID). 

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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 - from 5:30 - 7:00 beginning Thursday October 15, 2015. Fee: $120.00 ($30. for students with valid student ID)

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Mindfulness Meditation - WEdnesday Lunch Time Sessions

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 concentraion 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 o incorporating practice into your daily life.

10 week program facilitated by Noah Wayne. /Wednesdays between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. beginning Wed. Sept. 30, 2015  Fee:  $150.00 ($40.00 for students with valid student ID).

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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.

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