The new FriendlyCare MWSR program enables the delivery of drug-free, group-based training program that will help participants learn and practice life skills to help manage stress, depression and anxiety for coping and resiliency. It is not a clinical intervention, not a motivational or personality development training, and not a counseling session. FriendlyCare’s Mindfulness-Based Programs are developed with intensive training of facilitators by Centre for Mindfulness Studies Toronto.
FriendlyCare has incorporated Mindfulness-Based Programs in its current list of health and wellness program packages being offered to various companies, organizations, government agencies, communities, social groups and general public. Currently, there are hundreds of participants being served by FriendlyCare with the Mindfulness-Based Programs.
FriendlyCare’s MBPs include Mindfulness-Based Wellness for Stress Reduction (MWSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and coming soon is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
In a nutshell, Mindfulness-Based Wellness for Stress Reduction (MWSR) is a mind and body wellness program designed for those who are prone to occupational stress and anxiety. It follows a four-week group-based mindfulness session with three (3) hour per session. It is designed for beginners with no prior experience with mindfulness meditation but can also be suitable for those with some meditation experience who want to refine their skills.
MBCT- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy for preventing depressive relapse and treating mood disorders. It reduces depression, anxiety and stress. It follows an eight-week of one-and-a-half hour group therapy curriculum that combines the tools of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with the practice of mindfulness meditation.