The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto provides mindfulness based therapies for anxiety, depression, depressive relapse prevention, healthy eating, ADHD, diabetes and stress reduction. The Centre is one of Canada’s leading providers of professional development in mindfulness based interventions. We offer one-day workshops as well as intensive professional training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Our faculty includes physicians, psychologists, social workers and other health-care professionals. Our facilitators meet the Good Practice Guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses from the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers.
is a family physician with a community practice in Toronto. He has over a decade of experience working with people with anxiety, depression, and other chronic illnesses such as diabetes. Building on tools from CBT, he encourages bringing a mindful and compassionate approach to managing and living with these often long-term conditions.www.Dr.Alloo.ca
has trained as an MBSR teacher at MBSR Toronto, Jefferson University’s Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts. She has also received training in Mindfulness for Kids at Risk, Street Yoga for Kids at Risk and SMART-1: Stress Reduction and Resiliency for Educators. http://www.mindfulnesseveryday.com/
is an associate professor and Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University. Dr. Carney is one of Canada’s leading experts in psychological treatments for insomnia. Dr. Carney has numerous publications on the topic of insomnia and depression, including the first self-help book for those with co-occurring conditions, Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep. She frequently trains students and health providers in CBT for Insomnia at invited workshops throughout North America.
is a primary care physician with a focused practice in addiction medicine and mental health in Toronto. She provides medical psychotherapy in modalities of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and trauma focused care. Sharon has a personal mindfulness practice and began training in mindfulness facilitation in 2012. She is a member of a team of facilitators of Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
is an Occupational Therapist and a member in good standing with COTO and CAOT. Angie has over 10 years of experience working in a variety of mental health settings, including many years of experience teaching MBCT courses for anxiety and depression as well as Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM) for chronic pain. http://www.mindfulnessforhealth.ca/
is a family doctor specializing in psychotherapy. Matt’s passion is to help competitive athletes overcome performance fears and tap into their more fearless nature. Matt combines a unique variety of approaches to help athletes: cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation, and sport performance tools such as visualization and self-talk. He co-facilitates a Mindfulness for Athletes group, as well as MBCT groups for anxiety and depression. http://gasolinesuit.com
is a senior clinical counsellor at Catholic Family Services of Toronto, where he also facilitates a Mindful Practices for Stress Reduction group. Ian began training in Insight-oriented mindfulness meditation (Vipassana) in India and Nepal in 1992 and incorporates evidence-based mindfulness interventions in his psychotherapeutic work with individual clients.