FriendlyCare Mindfulness-Based Programs are group sessions for mental health and wellness, designed to guide participants to learn and develop skills to cope with stress, depression and anxiety for self-regulation and resiliency using mindfulness practices and meditations. FriendlyCare’s Mindfulness-Based Programs are delivered by certified facilitators who had intensive training under the 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 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Mindfulness-Based Wellness for Stress Reduction (MWSR) is a mind and body wellness program designed for those who are prone to everyday stress and anxiety especially in the workplace. 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.
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.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week psycho-educational group program that helps develop capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to cope with stress. It is designed to general population with chronic physical stress and psychological conditions.