Millions of Canadians feel their energy droop as the days grow short. When the gold of autumn shifts to the greys of winter, many feel down in the dumps. But must winter be an annual curse? In fact, No. Evidence-based medicine now can transform the blues of winter into more joyful hues.
Does the change in seasons bring you down?
Join a Virtual Winter Blues Group.
Each session, led by Dr Daniel McBain, lasts 90 minutes, and patients are free to cease participating at any point. The format is population-based psychoeducation and peer support. The psychoeducation is pragmatic, drawing from Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Positive Psychology, Supportive-Expressive Group Therapy, and Physical Wellness for Brain Optimization.
Participants must have access to an electronic device such as a personal computer, tablet, or smartphone, and a secure locale where they cannot be seen heard throughout the session.
- Overdoing carbs
- Netflix bingeing
Virtual Winter Blues Group
- Covered by MSP
- Zoom meetings
- 90 min for 8 weeks
- Led by a family doctor with a practice focus in mental wellbeing
- Outwit low moods
- Boost energy
- Cope with darkness
- Create motivation
- Enjoy winter
To refer, please fax a brief note to 1.866.375.1797
Exclusion criteria include the following:
- Active suicidality
- Complex mental illness such as bipolar disorder, psychosis, cluster B personality disorders
- Active substance abuse impeding safety or therapeutic engagement
- Inability to function in a group