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Experiential Course
December 12 — 16, 2024

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Anxiety, Depression, and Stress

Sarah Kinsley
Tuition: $495

Stress, anxiety, and depression are three states many of us can relate to these
days. In this experiential course you will be guided through the basics of
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)*. Evidence-based teachings and
practices will be shared to help you better manage the waves of life and reduce
the impacts associated with anxiety, stress, and depression.

Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention to the present moment
with compassion. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is designed to bring
awareness to the habitual ways of being that can lead to depressive and anxious
spirals.

MBCT combines the skills of CBT and mindfulness-based practices, helping
participants learn how to respond in more skillful ways to increase well-being and
decrease suffering.

This course will provide ample opportunity for practicing and learning
mindfulness-based practices including mindful movement and walking, which can
be used in your daily life back home.**

Every BODY welcome! Trauma-informed Facilitator.

Course is limited to 20 participants. Please register early.

*This is a skill and study based group not clinical group therapy. This course is a
modified version based on 8-week course.

**Guided meditation recordings will be provided.

Sarah (she/her/hers) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and holds a MEd in Counselling from the University of Victoria, a BEd in Education from Queen’s University and a BA (Hons) in Indigenous Studies from Trent University. She is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SETM).

Currently, Sarah teaches in Mindfulness-based programs at The University of Toronto. She accompanies people in individual counselling through First Nations Health Authority and in private practice. Sarah co-facilitates a 100-hour Yoga Teacher Training: Trauma Informed Practice: on and off the mat.

Sarah shares Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and is a graduate of the two-year Community Meditation Teacher training through Truth North Insight. She is a registered Yoga teacher for adults and children (E-RYT 500, RCYT).

Previously, she was primary school educator and the key instructor and co-coordinator for the graduate certificate in Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) at The University of the Fraser Valley She also helped develop and facilitated the Integrated Mindfulness Certificate at Royal Roads University (RRU) for years.

sarahkinsley.net

Course sessions are in bold. Other ashram offerings are optional.

DAY 1- Awareness and Automatic Pilot & Living in Our Heads
6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang
8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00am Brunch
11:00am Ashram Welcome & History Tour (meets at Reception)
11:30am Inauguration Ceremony
12:00-3:30pm Course session (with a break from 1:30pm-2:00pm)
4:00pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
6:00pm Dinner
8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang

 

DAY 2 – Gathering the Scattered Mind & Recognizing Aversion
6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang
8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00am Brunch
11:00-3:30pm Course session (with a break from 1:30pm-2:00pm)
4:00pm Yoga Asana &Pranayama Classes
6:00pm Dinner
8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang

 

DAY 3 – Allowing/Letting Be & Thoughts Are Not Facts
6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang
8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00am Brunch
11:00-3:30pm Course session (with a break from 1:30pm-2:00pm)
4:00pm Yoga Asana &Pranayama Classes
6:00pm Dinner
8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang

 

DAY 4 – Self-Stewardship & Endings are beginnings
6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang
8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00am Brunch
11:00-3:30pm Course session (with a break from 1:30pm-2:00pm)
4:00pm Yoga Asana &Pranayama Classes
6:00pm Dinner
8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang

 

DAY 5 (Last Day) – Silent Retreat Day. Will include guided meditation practices and eating in silence together.
6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang
8:00am Yoga Asana &Pranayama Classes
10:00am Brunch
11:00-3:00pm Course session (with a break from 1:30pm-2:00pm)
3:00pm Graduation Ceremony
4:00pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
6:00pm Dinner

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