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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Young Adults with ASD


Posted May 7, 2017

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Date/Time
Sunday, May 7 - Sunday, July 16
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
Provincial Outreach Program for Autism
4746 57th St
DELTA

Event host:
Dr. Georgina Robinson and Lynn Savioe

Event contact:
604-946-3610
hneidig@autismoutreach.ca

Cost: FREE

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed for people with a history of depression, who are currently in recovery, to teach them skills that may prevent future relapse. It combines cognitive-based therapy with meditative practices. Growing research demonstrates that MBCT can have many benefits, including:

Stress reduction
Improved mood (anti-depressant effect)
Improved problem-solving ability
Increased attention span and focus
* This program has been adapted to suit the needs of adults with ASD by the clinicians, trained MBCT facilitators, with the assistance of previous adult participants with ASD.

Purposes of this group are:
Learn new ways to respond to thoughts and feelings
Learn practices that may prevent episodes of depression in the future
Provide further evidence of the effectiveness of MBCT for adults with ASD

Who is this group for?
Young adults, ages 17 – 28, average or above average cognitive and language abilities, willing to participate actively in a group setting, committed to approximately 30 minutes per day of home practice outside of the group, and not experiencing any current symptoms of clinical depression.

What will this cost?
This group is offered at no financial cost 
to participants.

Where will this take place?
Provincial Outreach Program for Autism office In Ladner, BC (4746 57th Street). 
For those considering transit, the Ladner Exchange is nearby.

When will this happen?
The group will be held from 2pm – 4 pm.
Intake – April 29, 30
Group – May 7, 14, 21, 28;
June 4, 11, 18, 25;
July 9, 16

Light refreshments will be provided.

To register for the MBCT group program, please contact Heather Neidig at hneidig@autismoutreach.ca

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