The Resiliency Bootcamp, led by Michelle Sorensen, M.Ed., C.Psych, combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness techniques. Participants will gain insights into the impact of thoughts on emotions and learn effective strategies to manage and shift their thought patterns, fostering a transformative connection with life.

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Resiliency Bootcamp


Facilitated by Michelle Sorensen, M.Ed., C.Psych

This course will help participants to understand how their thoughts affect their moods, and how to manage those thoughts in order to transform their relationship with life. This process of building resiliency will help participants in their relationships, career, mood stability, self-compassion, and the development of true confidence in their ability to confront life’s challenges. As a participant, you can expect:

  • An integrative and experiential understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • Mindfulness tools to help with grounding and self-awareness,
  • Lessons, activities, and weekly practices to help integrate what is being taught into real life.


When: To be decided.

Cost: $800 *, includes a copy of the Resiliency Bootcamp workbook and clients must buy the “Mind over Mood Manual to CBT” by Christine Padesky and Dennis Greenberger (available at major booksellers such as Indigo or Amazon).

To register, contact us here!

*Fees for this course may be covered under “psychological services” or “psychotherapy” under most major insurance companies or workplace benefits packages.

Intuitive Eating & Body Acceptance Fundamentals

This program is designed to explore the practice of intuitive eating and unpack the fundamentals of body acceptance.

In this course, we will explore:

  • Why diets don’t work and how to break out of the yo-yo dieting cycle
  • How to listen to your body’s internal eating cues and enjoy food again
  • How to eat ALL foods without guilt and shame
  • How to prevent binging and emotional overeating
  • How to respect, accept and take care of your body at any size
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When: 2021 | Cost: $480 +HST *

*Fees for this course may be covered under “psychological services” or “psychotherapy” under most major insurance companies or workplace benefits packages.

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Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management

The Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management (MBSM) course was designed by the directors of the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, Dr. Lynette Monteiro and Dr. Frank Musten. The 8-week program is geared towards those emerging from a period of depression or grief, experiencing anxiety, work-related stress or burnout, or for those seeking to incorporate mindfulness skills into their everyday lives. The foundation of the course is learning skills to manage our daily symptoms with the intention of cultivating a healthy relationship with ourselves, and responding to what is present in a skillful way. Over the course of 8 weeks, the group will explore:

  • Noticing the wandering mind
  • Various meditation techniques
  • Learning to listen to our bodies, emotions, sensations, and thoughts
  • The physiology of stress,
  • Self-compassion by way of loving-kindness, and…
  • Applying the skills in the moment.

This course will run October 19th until Dec 7th, 2020, Monday evenings at 7 pm

The fees are $700 per participant, and may be covered under the psychology portion of insurance or benefits packages.