Mindfulness for Anxiety Support Group

Mindfulness for Anxiety is a support group for students struggling with stress, worries and anxiety, provided in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. This program runs most semesters for seven weeks, with two-hour weekly sessions that build on the knowledge of the previous week’s session.

Session structure

Each session has the same structure:

  1. Participants check-in by answering a set question.
  2. The group practices a mindfulness technique such as progressive muscle relaxation or mindful eating.
  3. Participants learn about coping with anxiety and stress with a new weekly topic.
  4. The group discusses the topic and engages in an activity to learn more about it.
  5. Sessions end with an individual check-out question.


Due to the program-style format, you must be registered to participate in this group. Registered members are expected to attend every session.

Winter 2023

Program dates:

  • January 23 – March 13; 7 consecutive Mondays, 10:30am – 12:30pm (no session Feb. 20 due to Family Day)

  • New Westminster campus

If you’re interested in joining, you must attend one of the information sessions below:

  • January 9 – NWC Room S2680; 10:30am – 12:30pm

  • January 16 – NWC Room S2680; 10:30am – 12:30pm

Please use the following link to sign up for an information session: https://douglascollege.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cYBwPVr8DMjrsvI