Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Young Adults with ASD


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Young Adults with ASD

facilitated by Georgina Robinson, Ph.D. and Lynn Savoie, MA

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

  • Stress / Anxiety Reduction
  • Improved mood (anti-depressant effect)
  • Improved problem-solving ability
  • Increased attention span and focus
  • * This program has been adapted by the clinicians with the assistance of previous adult participants with ASD.

    Purposes of this group are to:

    • Learn new ways to respond to thoughts and feelings
    • Learn practices that may prevent episodes of depression in the future

    Who this group is for:

    Young adults, ages 17 – 28, average or above average cognitive and language abilities, willing to participate actively in a group setting.

    Where will this take place?

    Provincial Outreach Program for Autism Office In Delta, BC (4746 57th Street)
    For those considering transit, the Ladner Exchange is nearby.

    When will this happen?

    The group will be held from over 10 Sundays:
    April 23, 30
    May 7, 14, 28,
    June 4, 11, 18, 25
    July 9, 30

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    Registered participants are invited to bring another adult friend or family member.
    Download the flyer by clicking here.

        To register for the MBCT group program, please contact Heather Neidig by clicking here.
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