Hard Feelings Toronto

HF/CONNECT is a new venture from Hard Feelings, offering free and low-cost online groups and workshops to build stronger mental health. 


Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Therapy

Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Therapy

Dr. Paul Uy

Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Therapy (EFMT) is a therapeutic mindfulness practiced developed to help people develop compassionate self-awareness. Using principles from Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Focusing. Emotion-Focused Mindfulness is practice that engages with emotional pain and impasse, supporting self-understanding and felt compassion while empowering us to live more deeply valued lives. Rather than feeling better, EFMT supports the human work of getting better at feeling seeing emotion as a powerful guide to our authentic life.

EFMT sessions will include meditation, journaling, talks and discussing meditation experiences as a group.


Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00pm / September 28 – November 23 

For individuals 18+ living in Ontario who identify as financially vulnerable.


This group is best suited for people who:

  • Have social or professional support for emotions that emerge within the practice
  • Are engaged with understanding their emotions
  • Cope with self-criticism or worry, depression or anxiety
  • Have had some meditation practice
  • Have the time to commit to practicing meditation daily and meeting in a group weekly

This group won’t be a good fit for people who:

  • Are struggling with active suicidality
  • Are working to deal with self-harm
  • Are addressing disabling symptoms associated with trauma
  • Cope with experiences such as hallucinations, paranoia
  • Are looking for strategies to address substance use disorders

Cost: FREE (covered by OHIP)

Limited to 12 participants

To register: Please call 647-349-4394 and leave your name and telephone number.

Dr. Paul Uy will attempt to contact you on weekday afternoons (after1:00pm) to conduct a phone screening and schedule an individual intake appointment. The group will be filled on a first come first served basis.