Toronto Western Hospital |
Maps & DirectionsEast Wing – 9th Floor
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone: 416 603 5747Fax: 416 603 5490
We provide mental health services, including individual and group therapy, in English and Spanish. You will be seen by a psychiatrist and a mental health clinician. As we are a teaching hospital, you could also be seen by a resident in psychiatry. A report will be made available to your referring or family doctor regarding your care with us. We provide a psychiatric assessment with treatment recommendations. Our treatment model is brief, up to 6 months.
iRest® Yoga Nidra was developed by Richard Miller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, researcher and Eastern scholar. iRest® is an adaptation of Yoga Nidra, Tantric practices and other Eastern teachings which have been integrated with Western psychological approaches. iRest® is a researched and established intervention for trauma, pain, chronic medical issues, mood and anxiety issues, and sleep disruption. iRest® is deeply restorative and healing, guiding the participant to recognize the underlying peace of mind and profound sense of Being no matter what the circumstances. This 8-week group program was developed for cancer patients and those struggling with chronic medical conditions. We also welcome individuals who are not in current active treatment of cancer and, family members or caregivers who are struggling to support a loved one with cancer. Dr. Tatiana Melnyk, MD, FRCPC, is a certified iRest® instructor and facilitates this group.
More information about this program and referral information for physicians:
The Mindful Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Program is a 10-week course offered through UHN's Community Mental Health Program for those who suffer from stress, anxiety and mood-related conditions. This course integrates the practice of mindfulness meditation with cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). Mindfulness means bringing awareness to your moment-to-moment experience in a nonjudgmental and accepting way. Cognitive behaviour therapy involves learning skills to change your thinking as well as your behaviour in order to change how you feel. You will learn a gradual, step-wise process that will allow you to better manage your negative thinking patterns and engage in chosen valued behaviours. In scientific studies, both mindfulness meditation and cognitive-behaviour therapy have individually been shown to be highly effective in decreasing anxiety and mood-related symptoms.
The program is facilitated by Dr. J. Reichmann MD, FRCP (C), Jonathan Goldberg MSW, RSW, and Paul Freedman MSW, RSW and runs on Wednesdays during daytime office hours.
For more information, call 416 603 5738.
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