What is CBT?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is recommended to be the first-line treatment for most mental health disorders. CBT focuses on helping people learn new skills for managing issues such as anxiety and depression, sleep problems, and relationship problems. However, many people do not have access to CBT due to long waiting lists. There are an increasing number of self-help CBT resources available (books, websites, online interactive programs). People are more likely to use self-help resources when they have even a small amount of guidance from a therapist. Therefore, we have developed the CBTm Classes to help improve access to CBT services.

What will I learn in the CBTm Classes?

The classes will include both information and experiential learning. Homework will also be assigned each week. We have developed the CBTm Classes to help people: 1) learn the basic principles of CBT, 2) learn about good quality self-help CBT resources, 3) get a head start on CBT as part of their recovery. Topics covered in the classes include meditation, principles of healthy living, goal-setting skills, problem-solving skills, anger/assertiveness skills, recognizing thinking traps, and using thought records.

Can I bring a family member or friend?

Yes, you are welcome to bring one support person to the class.

How is this different than group therapy or individual therapy?

The CBTm Classes are led by trained facilitators who will teach attendees about the basic principles and skills of CBT. The Classes are held in a larger group rather than a one-to-one basis. Attendees are not required to talk or speak in front of the large group.

Can I download class materials and print my own copies?

Yes, clients and facilitators may download and print unlimited copies of the class materials for free.
You also have the option to purchase the materials, click here.