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) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
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 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 a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist and a yoga teacher for children, adolescents and adults. She has diverse experience across different hospital and healthcare settings in the assessment and treatment of psychological, neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions, with specific experience in CBT and mindfulness-based approaches for anxiety and mood disorders. She is currently working at the Toronto District School Board, where she is involved in initiatives for the implementation of mindfulness practices in the school system. She has completed mindfulness training for youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, as well as mindful parenting training with Dr. Susan Bögels, and has trained in MBCT facilitation at the Center for Mindfulness Studies.
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 research scientist, consultant, lecturer, workshop leader, and licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She currently holds status academic appointments at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH; Affiliate Scientist, Social and Epidemiological Research) and University of Toronto (Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health). She previously worked both clinically (Supervising Psychologist) and directing research at the Child and Family Institute of St. Luke’s Roosevelt-Hospital Centre while holding an academic appointment at Columbia University (Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry). Prior to joining the Faculty of CMS as a researcher, she was an Independent Scientist at CAMH (2011-2015). She has been actively involved with the Mind and Life Organization since 2008 and participates annually in their Summer Research Institute. Her main clinical and research interests center around goal-setting and motivation, addiction treatment and harm-reduction, and mindfulness-based approaches to wellness. She maintains a regular practice of both yoga and meditation. She can be followed on Twitter.