Upcoming Programs

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Information sessions for MBSM are scheduled in January, April, and August for the February-March, May-June, and September-October  programs.

Attending information sessions are required (no charge) before attending our 8-week MBSM. Please contact us for more information.

Insurance coverage is available through your extended health care benefits (Sun Life, Great West Life, Manulife, etc.). The amount of coverage depends on the individual employer’s benefit plan. All our programs are lead by Psychologists registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the fees are typically covered by almost all insurers as a Psychological Service. Some insurers may require a physician’s referral. Please check if this is the case for your specific insurer.

Mindfulness-based Symptom Management (M4CORE) for stress, depression, anxiety are offered in February, May, and September, typically on Tuesdays or Thursdays 6-8PM with an extended day of practice after the fourth session.

Mindfulness-based Symptom Management for Pain and Chronic Illness (M4PCI) is open for registration. If you require approval from HCAI, VAC or WSIB, please contact us as soon as possible to facilitate the documentation for the program. The program will begin when there are sufficient participants (maximum 12 participants). If you qualify for WSIB or HCAI, please let us know so we can apply for treatment authorization. Contact us for more information.

Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management OSI (M4OSI) is a mindfulness program for active-service military, Veterans, and First Responders with an Operational Stress Injury (OSI). Contact us for more information. Fees for veterans (VAC) and current members of CAF are covered by Blue Cross and pre-authorization is required. Contact us for more information.

Learn more about the M4 courses here.

Mindfulness-based Symptom Management – MBSM

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Mindfulness-based Symptom Management (MBSM)

Mindfulness-based Symptom Management (M4-Core) is designed for individuals experiencing stress related to life events (relationships, work, family, depression, anxiety, loss, etc.). Over 8 weeks, each weekly session focuses on cultivating mindfulness skills through the following themes:

  • body awareness,
  • understanding our perceptions of ourselves, others, and the world,
  • cultivating tolerance of distress, and
  • transforming reactivity into respons-ability.

In the MBSM program, you will learn

  • the fundamentals of mindfulness practices
  • how to become more aware of the mind-body connection
  • mindfulness-based stress awareness and coping skills
  • how the Five Skillful Habits can support your values and how to live in line with those values
  • self-care strategies that go together with mindfulness skills

Read more about MBSM here.