JOY-TH (Journey Of Yoga Therapy for Healing) is the newest and innovative additional program offered at the Psychiatric Clinics of MDABC!
The program is an eight-week group-based (currently virtual) course offered for referred patients with anxiety or depression.
The course will combine two evidence-based treatments for depression (cognitive based mindfulness training; yoga), led by Lucinda Kunkel, MD, FRCP(C) who has over twenty years of training and credentialing in each of these treatment modalities.
Each class will be 90 minutes, consisting of initial discussion and education, breathing exercises (pranayama), mindfulness meditation (dharana), physical postures (asanas), and reflection.
Orientation meeting prior to start of course.
Week 1 – Introduction to Yoga/ Mindfulness, Healing Theme
Week 2 – Healing/ Release Theme
Week 3 – Acceptance (Self and Circumstances) Theme
Week 4 – Self Compassion Theme
Week 5 – Strength Theme
Week 6 – Balance Theme
Week 7 – Loving-Kindness Theme
Week 8 – Integration of all of the above Themes
How to get in the JOY-TH Program?
The program is currently available for MDABC clients and our preferred clinics. Individuals will need referral from their GP or Psychiatrist.