Phone: (519) 432-8402
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Please do not email asking to be added to a waiting list for a future course. If a course is scheduled details will be posted here but a waiting list is not maintained.
Dr. Whelan is a London Ontario General Practitioner physician with a focussed practice in psychotherapy . She is also a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She has had a personal meditation practice since 2003.
She received her training in MBCT in 2011 from Dr. Zindal Segal, one of the developers of MBCT, and Susan Woods, one of the first Therapists trained in MBCT. Dr. Whelan has run approximately two MBCT courses a year since January 2012.
No courses planned at this time.
COST: No courses planned at this time. This area will be updated if a course is scheduled.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a mind body Mental Health Intervention. It is an eight week, skills based group that uses elements of mindfulness meditation, psychoeducation, cognitive therapy, mindful movement and group work to allow participants to learn and experience an alternative way of relating to thoughts, feelings and body sensation. Previous experience in meditation is not required.
Learning this approach to experience and participating in an MBCT group has been found to help prevent relapse of depression for many people.
It is a program that requires a considerable commitment of time, emotional energy and commitment. It is best suited for people who are currently well and who wish to prevent relapse of a previous depression or who suffer from anxiety without current serious mental illness. It is not a treatment group. All potential participants are required to complete an intake process and have an initial interview with Dr. Whelan.
Currently there are no upcoming courses scheduled.