Mindfulness West

 

Mindfulness West is a mental health service run by health professionals. The Mindfulness-Based Programs offered by Mindfulness West are evidence-based, and combine Mindfulness with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches.

 

Mindfulness is a non-judgemental way of paying attention to the present moment.

CBT brings awareness to the habitual negative thinking that leads to low mood, anxious states and other difficult emotions.

Mindfulness-based program participants learn self-care strategies to help:

  • shift out of "auto-pilot" states of mind

  • become more aware and less judgemental

  • appreciate small pleasures in every day life

  • learn a new approach to dealing with difficult moods and emotions.

 

Mindfulness West offers group programs at no cost* to people with a valid BC Care Card #. 

 

We are currently offering Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) groups via Zoom for Healthcare.

Each group runs for 9-weeks, with 2 hours classes held weekly. But at the core of all Mindfulness-Based Programs is daily home practice.

If you are interested in participating in one of Mindfulness West's groups programs, you can ask for a referral from a physician, nurse practitioner, nurse or mental health professional. You will be invited to attend a (required) pre-course appointment when we are planning the next group. We offer only a few groups per year.

 

We are pleased to partner with other service delivery organizations to provide Mindfulness-Based Programs. Our programs are primarily for people living on Southern Vancouver Island - the in Victoria, Langford, Colwood, Metchosin and Sooke region. Contact us if you would like to join from further afield.

*The Mindful Way Workbook is used in the MBCT and Mindful Self-Care courses. Only some of our partners cover the cost of the workbook.

 

I learned to take a kinder, more gentle attitude toward myself. I also learned to recognize warning signals and take helpful action.

MBCT Participant

 

Partnerships

Mindfulness West partners with not-for-profits, health authority programs and other health care organizations to deliver mindfulness-based therapeutic programs. 

 

To date we have had the privilege of working with:

 

If you are a service agency interested in working with Mindfulness West to offer Mindfulness-Based Programs, please contact us.

Sooke Region, Westshore & Greater Victoria, BC