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Apr
23
Sun

5-Day MBCT & MBSR Advanced Training

Start: Sunday, April 23, 2017- 4:00 pm

Deepen your facilitation skills.

This training intensive supports facilitation skills while focusing on strengthening the facilitation of mindful inquiry.  At its deepest, it is about our relationship to the practice of mindfulness and to the articulation of that process. The curriculum is highly interactive and highlights the necessity of personal practice as a platform from which to teach.

This course will be led by Susan L. Woods and Dr. Patricia Rockman. Susan Woods is the Senior Guiding Teacher at the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, UC San Diego, and one of the world’s leading experts and trainers in mindful inquiry. Dr. Patricia Rockman is the Director of Education and Clinical Studies here at The Centre, and has been educating healthcare providers in stress reduction, CBT and mindfulness-based practices for over 20 years.

The heart of this training program focuses on developing skills that increase an embodied mindful presence, mindful inquiry, and examines the theme, rationale, intention and practice skills for each of the eight MBSR/MBCT sessions.  We will pay attention to nurturing specific qualities associated with mindfulness—such as a present-moment-directed focus, an awareness that represents an inner and outer listening, and a compassionate stance that incorporates a willingness to meet our teaching edges with generosity and kindness.  This training offers the time to nurture these qualities through silent mindfulness practice, through simulated patient-teacher encounters, discussion and personal supervision from the retreat leaders.

Participants Will Learn
• Demonstrate proficiency in embodying present-moment-directed skills
• Identify the components and characteristics of the delivery and practice of inquiry
• Describe how mindfulness offers a radical perceptual shift for approaching difficult modes of mind and moods and creates a platform of self-compassion for the client
• Describe the theme, rationale, intention and practice skills embedded in the MBSR/MBCT programs
• Articulate appropriate professional and personal ethics

Who Should Attend
MBSR and MBCT facilitators.
Prerequisites:
• Advanced degree in a health-related field
• Attendance at a 6-day professional MBSR training and/or a 5-day professional MBCT training
• Teaching experience; the facilitation of a minimum of 3 MBSR or MBCT groups before the start of the 5-day advanced training
• Personal on-going mindfulness meditation practice
• Have attended an annual 5 or 7-day silent teacher led mindfulness meditation retreat

Following registration, participants will be asked to provide:
• Your intentions/reasons for attending this advanced training
• The year you attended the professional training(s) in MBSR and/or MBCT with the teachers’ names
• The number of MBSR/MBCT courses taught and where
• An outline of your attendance at 5+ day silent teacher-led mindfulness meditation retreats
• A description of your daily meditation practice and in what tradition you practice
• Your professional CV
• If you’re not sure if you meet the prerequisites, please email these to info@mindfulnessstudies.com before registering.

This training fulfills part of the requirements for the Level 2: Supervised MBCT Facilitator Certification at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies as well as the MBSR and MBCT certification pathway at UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute.

Timing
Five-Day Retreat: Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon
4pm on April 23, 2017 – 2pm on April 28, 2017

Fee: $2,400 double, $2,900 single
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Facilitator(s):Susan Woods MSW LICSW & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
May
4
Thu

2-Day MBCT Basics in Montreal

Start: Thursday, May 4, 2017- 9:30 am

NEW COURSE OFFERING IN MONTREAL in collaboration with The Mindspace Clinic: Explore the therapeutic benefits of MBCT while looking at its clinical applications. This is the first module of our Core MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the practice of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy. This highly experiential workshop adapts this treatment to health-care providers for personal use. Participants will explore habitual modes of mind that characterize changes in mood while simultaneously developing skills and a new relationship to these states. In addition, participants will be introduced to the theoretical assumptions underlying the model as well as the application of MBCT in clinical settings.

Participants Will Learn
• Mindfulness-based interventions are applicable to dealing with negative moods, stress and anxiety
• How to use mindfulness-based cognitive strategies in your personal and professional life to increase resilience
• How to use MBCT practices in addressing depression and anxiety at an introductory level

Who Should Attend
Healthcare providers interested in learning MBCT for personal and professional resilience will benefit from this workshop as well as those who wish to learn about the clinical applications of this modality.

Timing
Two-Day Course: Thursday & Friday
May 4 – 5, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Location
5711 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC
Hosted by Mindspace Clinic at an offsite location in Montreal, QC

Fee: $575 (please note that lunch is not provided)
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Accreditation
This course has been accredited for 13.5 Mainpro-C credits through the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Facilitator(s):Zindel Segal PhD C. Psych & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
May
26
Fri

2-Day Inquiry Essentials

Start: Friday, May 26, 2017- 9:30 am

Inquiry is the practice of asking a question to investigate our experience. It is at the heart of MBCT and MBSR. This is the final course module of our MBCT & MBSR Facilitation Certificate Programs and it is highly recommended as a part of the smartEducation Facilitation Certificate Program.

Inquiry is the practice of asking a question to investigate our experience. It has been referred to as the heart of MBCT because it is such an essential part of this modality and is vital for those wishing to facilitate MBCT groups. It is also the most difficult practice to learn.

Participants Will Learn
• How to examine the principles and practices of mindful inquiry as they pertain to “therapeutic mindfulness”
• This process through its application to the direct experience of mindfulness meditation practices
• The use of inquiry both personally and professionally as it relates to increasing the capacity to regulate affect and attention
• How to develop the ability to use inquiry


Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for those who have experience teaching mindfulness-based programs.

Prerequisites:

• If you are in the MBCT Certificate program, this course must be taken after the 5-day Intensive and the Practicum
• If you are in the MBSR Certificate program, this course must be taken after the 6-day Intensive
• It is recommended that participants have facilitated (assisted, facilitated alone or co-facilitated) a group or received mentorship prior to taking this course
• For those not in the MBCT or MBSR Certificate program, this course is suitable for those who have experience teaching mindfulness-based programs

Timing
Two-Day Course: Friday & Saturday
May 26 & 27, 2016 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $535 (please note that lunch is not provided)
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
May
31
Wed

6-Week MBCT Basics Online

Start: Wednesday, May 31, 2017- 11:00 am

Explore the therapeutic benefits of MBCT while looking at its clinical applications. This is the first module of our Core MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the practice of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy. This highly experiential workshop adapts this treatment to health-care providers for personal use. Participants will explore habitual modes of mind that characterize changes in mood while simultaneously developing skills and a new relationship to these states. In addition, participants will be introduced to the theoretical assumptions underlying the model as well as the application of MBCT in clinical settings.

Participants Will Learn
• Mindfulness-based interventions are applicable to dealing with negative moods, stress and anxiety.
• How to use mindfulness-based cognitive strategies in your personal and professional life to increase resilience.
• How to use MBCT practices in addressing depression and anxiety at an introductory level.

Who Should Attend
Healthcare providers interested in learning MBCT for personal and professional resilience will benefit from this workshop as well as those who wish to learn about the clinical applications of this modality. 

Online Format
Participation will be via your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) or mobile device (iPad, iPhone, Android), with interactive audio, video and chat. Participants are required to have:
• High-speed internet connection (DSL preferable)
• Audio microphone (built-in or external)
• Earbuds, headphones or headset
• Video cam (built-in or external)
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. Your full attention will be required.

Timing
Wednesday Afternoons
May 31 – July 5, 2017 | 11:00am – 1:00pm ET

Fee: $535

As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Accreditation
This course has been accredited for 13.5 Mainpro-C credits through the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Facilitator(s):Michael Apollo
Jul
5
Wed

3-Day Mindfulness in Education: What Really Matters for K to 8

Start: Wednesday, July 5, 2017- 9:30 am

This three-day experiential workshop for educators and professional support staff teaches participants how to implement mindfulness programs for students to promote health and wellness. This intensive will include practices in mindfulness, emotional regulation, compassion and movement to provide a foundation for self-care and to impart mindfulness to students.

Participants Will Learn
• Foundational mindfulness practices for personal and professional use
• Considerations for a successful implementation plan
• Core social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies supported by mindfulness practice
• Key elements and lessons for mindfulness programs in education
• Cultivating a Mindful Culture in Schools

Who Should Attend
Education professionals including teachers, guidance counsellors, and professional support staff. The program is also suitable for healthcare professionals who work with children and teens. Previous experience with mindfulness is not required.

Timing
Three-Day Course: Wednesday – Friday
July 5-7, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $520
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Facilitator(s):Karen Davis & Dianna Last
Jul
5
Wed

3-Day Mindfulness in Education: What Really Matters for Teens

Start: Wednesday, July 5, 2017- 9:30 am

This three-day experiential workshop for educators and professional support staff teaches participants how to implement mindfulness programs for students to promote health and wellness. This intensive will include practices in mindfulness, emotional regulation, compassion and movement to provide a foundation for self-care and to impart mindfulness to students.

Participants Will Learn
• Foundational mindfulness practices for personal and professional use
• Considerations for a successful implementation plan
• Core social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies supported by mindfulness practice
• Key elements and lessons for mindfulness programs in education
• Cultivating a Mindful Culture in Schools

Who Should Attend
Education professionals including teachers, guidance counsellors, and professional support staff. The program is also suitable for healthcare professionals who work with children and teens. Previous experience with mindfulness is not required.

Timing
Three-Day Course: Wednesday – Friday
July 5-7, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $520
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Jul
8
Sat

6-Day MBSR Intensive Training & Retreat

Start: Saturday, July 8, 2017- 3:00 pm

Train to facilitate MBSR programs with Susan Woods. This is the second module of our Core MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program.

This 6-day training intensive will provide participants with the opportunity to study and experience the foundational underpinnings, mindfulness practices and specific exercises that are the framework of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. The themes, rationales, intention and practice skills of each MBSR session will be reviewed and practised.

In the first part of this highly interactive training, trainees will experience the MBSR program. In the second half of the training, trainees will be given the opportunity to practice facilitating various components of the MBSR program under the supervision and guidance of the teachers.

Inherent in this training is the necessity of a personal mindfulness practice as a platform from which to teach. The delivery of MBSR requires the facilitator to integrate what it means to embody a non-judgmental, present moment focus with an understanding of how this supports and strengthens such mind states as kindness, compassion and equanimity.

This training intensive will utilize didactic and experiential teaching modules. The curriculum includes both large and small group learning, with opportunity for role-play and simulated client-facilitator encounters.  There is daily meditation practice, yoga/mindful movement, and periods of silence. The ethical underpinnings of teaching MBSR will be discussed.

Participants Will Learn
• How to articulate the foundational principles of the MBSR program
• To demonstrate the basic MBSR teaching skills
• The central role of mindfulness meditation practice for general wellness and self-care in the regulation of emotions and behaviours
• How to articulate the rationale for a facilitator’s ongoing mindfulness meditation practice in teaching MBSR
• To discuss and outline formal and informal meditative practices and mindfulness as a mode of being in daily life

What To Expect
This training will combine elements of a clinical training workshop and a meditation retreat. You can expect to spend some periods in silence and others in active discussion and interaction. The course will follow a concentrated schedule, starting at 6:30am and ending at 8pm each day. Registrants will not be provided with a detailed agenda beforehand; instead the schedule and time breakdown will be addressed at the opening session of the retreat.

You will be given assignments to complete in the evenings and we recommend that you plan to use any remaining free time for rest, relaxation, and reflection on the day’s learnings.

Who Should Attend
This 6-day training intensive is primarily intended for social service workers and other professionals wishing to teach MBSR. Prerequisites for the intensive training include participation in an 8-week MBSR program, formal mindfulness training equivalent to Mindfulness Core Concepts, and a regular mindfulness mediation practice.

Apply Before Registering
If you have not already been accepted into the Applied Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Facilitation Certificate Program, please submit a completed Professional Development Application Form and a copy of your CV to info@mindfulnessstudies.com.

Timing: July 8-14, 2017

Begins Saturday, July 8, 2017
– Check-in at 3pm
– Dinner at 5pm
– Session starts at 7pm

Ends Friday, July 14, 2017
– Session ends at 11:30am
– Check-out after lunch

Fee: $2,350 camping / $2,700 double / $3,200 single
Please Note: no single rooms will be available for immediate registration. Instead, you can register for a “double room – single upgrade waiting list” in case single rooms become available. If you are offered a single room upgrade, you will be asked to bring the additional $500 to the retreat.

As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Susan Woods MSW LICSW & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
Aug
1
Tue

2-Day MBCT Basics

Start: Tuesday, August 1, 2017- 9:30 am

Explore the therapeutic benefits of MBCT while looking at its clinical applications. This is the first module of our Core MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the practice of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy. This highly experiential workshop adapts this treatment to health-care providers for personal use. Participants will explore habitual modes of mind that characterize changes in mood while simultaneously developing skills and a new relationship to these states. In addition, participants will be introduced to the theoretical assumptions underlying the model as well as the application of MBCT in clinical settings.

Participants Will Learn
• Mindfulness-based interventions are applicable to dealing with negative moods, stress and anxiety
• How to use mindfulness-based cognitive strategies in your personal and professional life to increase resilience
• How to use MBCT practices in addressing depression and anxiety at an introductory level

Who Should Attend
Healthcare providers interested in learning MBCT for personal and professional resilience will benefit from this workshop as well as those who wish to learn about the clinical applications of this modality.

Timing
Consecutive Tuesdays
Session 1: August 1, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
Session 2: August 8, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $535 (please note that lunch is not provided)
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Accreditation
This course has been accredited for 13.5 Mainpro-C credits through the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Facilitator(s):Evan Collins MD FRCPC
Aug
1
Tue

4-Week smartEducation

Start: Tuesday, August 1, 2017- 10:00 am

Increase your resilience and help create an emotionally balanced, compassionate school environment.

What is smartEducation?
smartEducation (Stress Management And Relaxation Techniques) is an evidence-based program designed for educators and professional support staff.

This program provides educators with an opportunity for immersion in mindfulness practice to apply techniques for developing emotional balance, to enhance concentration, decrease occupational stress, and employ self-care techniques.

By the end of the smartEducation program, you will have a “SMART-Tool-Box” of skills to:
– Develop greater awareness of emotions
– Create more effective strategies for responding to difficult situations
– Apply mindfulness training to interactions with students, colleagues and others

See more details on UBC’s website here.

Participants Will Learn
How to manage stress by recognizing, tolerating, and transforming your reactions to challenging emotions. Rekindle your passion for teaching through exercises and discussions connected to experiences in the classroom.

Who Should Attend
Education professionals including teachers, guidance counsellors, and professional support staff. The program is also suitable for healthcare professionals who work with children and teens. Previous experience with mindfulness is not required.

Timing
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | 10am – 3pm
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 10am – 3pm
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 10am – 3pm
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | 10am – 3pm
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 10am – 3pm

Fee: $520 ($500 + $20 for materials)
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Aug
18
Fri

3-Day smartEducation Foundations

Start: Friday, August 18, 2017- 9:30 am

Mindful awareness and compassion practices for managing stress and promoting well-being in your personal and professional life.

This 20-hour workshop will provide valuable information about how mindfulness- and compassion-based approaches can help teachers manage the stressful demands of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize teaching and learning. The workshop draws upon basic and applied research in the fields of mindfulness, neuroscience, psychology and education.

Workshop Components
•  Mental Health Strategy in Ontario and the focus on Wellness for Educators
•  Mindfulness and Neuroscience
•  The Physiology and Neurobiology of Stress
•  Emotional Literacy
•  The Relationship between Health, Happiness and Well-Being
 Mindfulness and its Application in Education
•  Learning Outcomes

Participants Will Learn
• How to define mindfulness in education
• The background, themes, session overview and variations in delivery methods for SMART and certificate requirements for teaching SMART
• How to practice Mindful Communication
• How stress affects the brain and learning

Who Should Attend
Educators and those interested in becoming a SMART facilitator. The program is a requirement of the UBC facilitator certification process for SMART Facilitators.

Timing
Friday, August 18, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $520
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Sep
8
Fri

1-Day Mindfulness Core Concepts

Start: Friday, September 8, 2017- 9:30 am

Learn about the research and application of mindfulness. This is the first module of our MBSR Core Facilitation Certificate Program.

This one-day highly experiential workshop will introduce participants to the origins, principles and practices of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and other mindfulness-based interventions.  We will move between didactic and experiential sessions throughout the day. Participants will gain an understanding of the historical and scientific underpinnings of mindfulness and its application to stress and everyday life.

The morning session will consist of an orientation and overview of mindfulness concepts and origins, and experiential exercises working with the senses. The afternoon session will delve deeper into experiencing the body through simple practices, move into exploring thoughts and feelings, and end with a discussion of the applications of mindfulness to daily living and how to learn more about mindfulness.

Participants Will Learn
• How to define mindfulness and give a description of its theoretical underpinnings
• To train the attention to be more present-focused
• To start to apply core mindfulness practices to everyday life and difficult situations
• Resources to learn more about MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions

Who Should Attend
This introductory course is meant for general interest and is most suitable for those interested in the personal and professional applications of mindfulness including healthcare providers, other professionals, and those wishing to teach MBSR or other mindfulness programs. There is no prerequisite for this course.

If you are pursuing the MBSR Facilitation Certificate and you have prior formal mindfulness training, please contact The Centre to see if you can be exempt from completing this first training module.

Timing
One-Day Course: Friday
Friday, September 8, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $335 (please note that lunch is not provided)
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Gwen Morgan MSW RSW
Sep
11
Mon

2-Day MBCT Basics

Start: Monday, September 11, 2017- 9:30 am

Explore the therapeutic benefits of MBCT while looking at its clinical applications. This is the first module of our Core MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the practice of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy. This highly experiential workshop adapts this treatment to health-care providers for personal use. Participants will explore habitual modes of mind that characterize changes in mood while simultaneously developing skills and a new relationship to these states. In addition, participants will be introduced to the theoretical assumptions underlying the model as well as the application of MBCT in clinical settings.

Participants Will Learn
• Mindfulness-based interventions are applicable to dealing with negative moods, stress and anxiety
• How to use mindfulness-based cognitive strategies in your personal and professional life to increase resilience
• How to use MBCT practices in addressing depression and anxiety at an introductory level

Who Should Attend
Healthcare providers interested in learning MBCT for personal and professional resilience will benefit from this workshop as well as those who wish to learn about the clinical applications of this modality.

Timing
Two-Day Course: Monday & Tuesday
Session 1: Monday, September 11, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
Session 2: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $535 (please note that lunch is not provided)
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Accreditation
This course has been accredited for 13.5 Mainpro-C credits through the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
Sep
14
Thu

2-Day Inquiry Essentials

Start: Thursday, September 14, 2017- 9:30 am

Inquiry is the practice of asking a question to investigate our experience. It is at the heart of MBCT and MBSR. This is the final course module of our MBCT & MBSR Facilitation Certificate Programs.

Inquiry is the practice of asking a question to investigate our experience. It has been referred to as the heart of MBCT because it is such an essential part of this modality and is vital for those wishing to facilitate MBCT groups. It is also the most difficult practice to learn.

Participants Will Learn
• How to examine the principles and practices of mindful inquiry as they pertain to “therapeutic mindfulness”
• This process through its application to the direct experience of mindfulness meditation practices
• The use of inquiry both personally and professionally as it relates to increasing the capacity to regulate affect and attention
• How to develop the ability to use inquiry


Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for those who have experience teaching mindfulness-based programs.

Prerequisites:

• If you are in the MBCT Certificate program, this course must be taken after the 5-day Intensive and the Practicum
• If you are in the MBSR Certificate program, this course must be taken after the 6-day Intensive
• It is recommended that participants have facilitated (assisted, facilitated alone or co-facilitated) a group or received mentorship prior to taking this course
• For those not in the MBCT or MBSR Certificate program, this course is suitable for those who have experience teaching mindfulness-based programs

Timing
Two-day Course
Session 1: Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
Session 2: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $535 (please note that lunch is not provided)

As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
Oct
6
Fri

1-Day CBT Primer

Start: Friday, October 6, 2017- 9:30 am

Enhance your understanding of MBCT by familiarizing yourself with the foundations of CBT. This is the second module of our Core MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is the most empirically supported psychological treatment for a wide range of disorders including depression and anxiety. It has also been shown to prevent relapse.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the tools of CBT with mindfulness practices. Both modalities help to increase awareness of thoughts, emotions and behaviours, allowing for the development of new responses to difficulty (challenges that arise). A solid background in CBT is an important underpinning of MBCT.

In this hands-on, skills-oriented workshop, participants will acquire a few basic CBT tools that they can integrate into their own general clinical practice. Relevance to mindfulness will be addressed.

Participants Will Learn
• The principles and practices of CBT
• How to apply the tools of CBT to stress, depression and anxiety
• An introductory grounding in CBT and its relationship to MBCT

Who Should Attend
Healthcare providers interested in learning CBT on its own or as a complement to MBCT training.

Timing
One-Day Course: Friday
October 6, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee:
$335 (please note that lunch is not provided)

As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Accreditation
This course has been accredited for 6 Mainpro-C credits through the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Facilitator(s):David Denis ND RP
Oct
16
Mon

6-Week MBCT Basics Online

Start: Monday, October 16, 2017- 2:00 pm

Explore the therapeutic benefits of MBCT while looking at its clinical applications. This is the first module of our Core MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the practice of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy. This highly experiential workshop adapts this treatment to health-care providers for personal use. Participants will explore habitual modes of mind that characterize changes in mood while simultaneously developing skills and a new relationship to these states. In addition, participants will be introduced to the theoretical assumptions underlying the model as well as the application of MBCT in clinical settings.

Participants Will Learn
• Mindfulness-based interventions are applicable to dealing with negative moods, stress and anxiety.
• How to use mindfulness-based cognitive strategies in your personal and professional life to increase resilience.
• How to use MBCT practices in addressing depression and anxiety at an introductory level.

Who Should Attend
Healthcare providers interested in learning MBCT for personal and professional resilience will benefit from this workshop as well as those who wish to learn about the clinical applications of this modality. 

Online Format
Participation will be via your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) or mobile device (iPad, iPhone, Android), with interactive audio, video and chat.

Participants are required to have:
• High-speed internet connection (DSL preferable)
• Audio microphone (built-in or external)
• Earbuds, headphones or headset
• Video cam (built-in or external)
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. Your full attention will be required.

Timing
Mondays
Sessions 1-6*: October 16 – November 27, 2017 | 2pm – 4pm ET
* skips November 6th

Fee: $535
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Accreditation
This course has been accredited for 13.5 Mainpro-C credits through the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Facilitator(s):Michael Apollo
Oct
22
Sun

5-Day MBCT Intensive Training & Retreat

Start: Sunday, October 22, 2017- 3:00 pm

Train to facilitate MBCT programs with guidance from Zindel Segal, one of its co-developers. This is the third module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.

Current treatments for depression provide relief for many people, yet they face significant challenges maintaining the benefits of treatment. This innovative 5-day intensive training and retreat will lead you through the program designed to prevent depressive relapse among people with a history of depression.

Based on the research of Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale and documented in their book Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, this program combines the tools of cognitive therapy with the practice and clinical application of mindfulness meditation.

The heart of MBCT lies in acquainting patients with the modes of mind that often characterize depression while simultaneously inviting them to develop a new relationship to these modes. Using your personal mindfulness practice to inform your psychotherapy is a crucial part of this process.

What To Expect
This training will combine elements of a clinical training workshop and a meditation retreat. You can expect to spend some periods in silence and others in active discussion and interaction. The course will follow a concentrated schedule, starting at 6:30am and ending at 8pm each day. Registrants will not be provided with a detailed agenda beforehand; instead the schedule and time breakdown will be addressed at the opening session of the retreat.

You will be given assignments to complete in the evenings and we recommend that you plan to use any remaining free time for rest, relaxation, and reflection on the day’s learnings.

Who Should Attend
Enrolment is open to healthcare professionals and social service workers who have a clinical background and a mindfulness meditation practice. Prerequisites for the intensive training include participation in an 8-week MBCT program, formal mindfulness training equivalent to MBCT Basics and CBT Primer, and a regular mindfulness mediation practice.

Apply Before Registering
If you have not already been accepted into the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitation Certificate Program, please complete a Professional Development Application Form and a copy of your CV to karen@mindfulnessstudies.com

Accreditation
This course has been accredited for up to 18 Mainpro-C and 11 Mainpro-M1 credits through the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Timing: October 22-27, 2017

Begins Sunday, October 22, 2017
– Check-in at 3pm
– Dinner at 5pm
– Session starts at 7pm

Ends Friday, October 27, 2017
– Session ends at 11:30am
– Check-out after lunch

Fee: $2,400 double / $2,900 single
Please Note: only a limited number of single rooms will be available for immediate registration. Once these spots are sold out, you can register for a “double room – single upgrade waiting list” in case more single rooms become available. If you are offered a single room upgrade, you will be asked to bring the additional $500 to the retreat.

As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Payment, cancellation and refund policies

 

Facilitator(s):Zindel Segal PhD & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
Nov
6
Mon

5-Day MBCT Practicum

Start: Monday, November 6, 2017- 9:00 am

Ontario’s only MBCT practicum accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada. This is the fourth module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program

This practicum will immerse participants in the 8-week MBCT program as participants, facilitators and observers. Trainees will take on a variety of roles including teaching, providing and receiving feedback and developing skills of inquiry. Readings and home practice will be an essential part of the program. Relevant background will be provided in the areas of mindfulness, clinical research and CBT.

Participants Will Learn
• Ways to deliver the 8-week MBCT program in a systematic manner
• To engage in teach-backs to help hone their skills
• How to receive feedback to enhance their guidance and inquiry skills
• The underlying intentions, attitudes and attentional training skills developed in the practices/exercises
• To hold the group using the MBCT model

Who Should Attend
This program is intended for clinicians interested in deepening their understanding of MBCT and developing some foundational skills to facilitate MBCT.

This program is best suited for clinicians who have experience with meditative practices and who have attended an 8-week MBCT. It is also recommended for those who have taken the MBCT Intensive Training & Retreat. Please contact us before registering if you have yet to participate in an MBCT program.

What To Expect
This training will be an intensive version of our 10-week practicum in 5 days. You can expect to be immersed in the 8-week MBCT program. The course will follow a concentrated schedule, starting at 9:00am and ending at 5:30pm each day with an hour and a half for lunch that will entail some readings and work.

Apply Before Registering
If you have not already been accepted into the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program, please complete a Professional Development Application Form and a copy of your CV to info@mindfulnessstudies.com.

Accreditation
This course has been accredited for up to 25 Mainpro-C credits through the College of Family Physicians of Canada. It has also been approved for 2 Lifestyle & 8 General Continuing Education credits by the BDDT-N for naturopathic doctors.

Timing
5-Day Practicum:

Monday, November 6 to Friday, November 10, 2017
Morning Sessions: 9am – 12:30pm
Lunch: 12:30pm – 2pm
Afternoon Sessions: 2pm – 5:30pm

Fee: $2,250
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Payment, cancellation and refund policies

 

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & David Denis ND RP
Nov
22
Wed

The Dharma with a Twist: Silent Retreat

Start: Wednesday, November 22, 2017- 4:00 pm

This retreat will explore the intersection between the Dharma (the ancient wisdom teachings of the Buddha) and mindfulness-based interventions (predominantly Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or MBCT).

Secular and Therapeutic Mindfulness have been referred to as a Trojan Horse, or stealth Buddhism, a characterization that brings a variety of reactions. This retreat will work with the Dharma, and Inquiry, a central component of mindfulness programs believed to assist in self exploration, emotion and attention regulation and an increased ability to manage difficulty. MBCT also makes explicit the intent of various practices within this context. This will also be explored as it relates to the Dharma. Thus the retreat will combine long periods of silence and a variety of practices with periods of inquiry into the meditative experience of retreatants. Silence will be maintained outside the meditation hall.

Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in Buddhist Psychology and/or mindfulness-based interventions with an existing mindfulness practice. Ideal for practitioners of mindfulness meditation who would like to develop their skills of inquiry and knowledge of the Dharma.  All professionals who are teaching mindfulness-based interventions would benefit greatly from this retreat as would MBSR/MBCT program graduates.

Participants Will Learn

  • to deepen their practice through periods of silence and inquiry
  • about the intersection between Buddhist Teachings and Mindfulness-Based interventions
  • to increase their self-reflective capacity using the components of their experience

Dates
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 4:00 pm – Sunday, November 26, 2017 | 4:00 pm

Facilitators
Pascal AuclairPatricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP

Location
St. John’s Convent and Guest House
233 Cummer Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2M 2E8

Costs & Donation
The fee below covers the cost of room and board only.
The teachers will not receive any payments from the organization.
The facilitators, following the teachings on the practice of generosity of the ancient Buddhist tradition, will be offering their time and their facilitation skills to the retreatants. Participants are invited to consider this deeply and invited to consider making a donation on top of the fees in appreciation of the facilitator’s donated time and skills and to support them in their well-being and livelihood.

There are opportunities to donate in person at the retreat or online here.

Fee
Early Bird Registration (before October 11, 2017): $675
Regular Registration: $725

Please bring:

•    yoga mat
•    meditation cushion
•    a shawl or blanket if needed
•    comfortable clothing
•    indoor, soft-soled shoes, sandals or slippers

The retreat location is a scent-free environment. Cell phones are prohibited in all but the main floor phone booth in the Guest House. Use of electronic devices and other distractions such as computers and books is strongly discouraged.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
If your retreat is cancelled, you are entitled to a full refund. You will be contacted at least five business days’ prior to the retreat start date if a cancellation is made.  If you wish to withdraw from this course, notice of withdrawal must be given by email to: info@mindfulnessstudies.com.  Please review the following refund & exchange policy:

REFUNDS
If you give at least 30 business days’ notice prior to the retreat start date, you will receive the full tuition less a $200 fee.
If you give 20 – 29 business days’ notice prior to the retreat start date, you will receive a 50% refund.
If you give 10 – 19 business days’ notice prior to the retreat start date, you will receive a 25% refund.
If you give less than 10 business days’ notice prior to the retreat start date, no refund will be available.
After the retreat has started no refund, exchanges or transfers will be available.

EXCHANGES
If you give at least 20 business days’ notice prior to the retreat start date, you can apply the full tuition amount as a credit to a future course.
If you give 10-19 business days’ notice prior to the retreat start date, you can apply 50% of the tuition amount as a credit to a future course.
If you give less than 10 business days’ notice prior to the retreat start date, you can apply 25% of the tuition amount as a credit to a future course.
After the retreat has started no refund, exchanges or transfers will be available.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Pascal Auclair Core Teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts
Dec
15
Fri

1-Day Mindfulness Core Concepts

Start: Friday, December 15, 2017- 9:30 am

Learn about the research and application of mindfulness. This is the first module of our MBSR Core Facilitation Certificate Program.

This one-day highly experiential workshop will introduce participants to the origins, principles and practices of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and other mindfulness-based interventions.  We will move between didactic and experiential sessions throughout the day. Participants will gain an understanding of the historical and scientific underpinnings of mindfulness and its application to stress and everyday life.

The morning session will consist of an orientation and overview of mindfulness concepts and origins, and experiential exercises working with the senses. The afternoon session will delve deeper into experiencing the body through simple practices, move into exploring thoughts and feelings, and end with a discussion of the applications of mindfulness to daily living and how to learn more about mindfulness.

Participants Will Learn
• How to define mindfulness and give a description of its theoretical underpinnings
• To train the attention to be more present-focused
• To start to apply core mindfulness practices to everyday life and difficult situations
• Resources to learn more about MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions

Who Should Attend
This introductory course is meant for general interest and is most suitable for those interested in the personal and professional applications of mindfulness including healthcare providers, other professionals, and those wishing to teach MBSR or other mindfulness programs. There is no prerequisite for this course.

If you are pursuing the MBSR Facilitation Certificate and you have prior formal mindfulness training, please contact The Centre to see if you can be exempt from completing this first training module.

Timing
One-Day Course: Friday
Friday, December 15, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $335 (please note that lunch is not provided)
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini M.Ed

Personal Programs

Start: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:00 am
Start: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:30 pm

Professional Development

Start: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 9:30 am
Start: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:30 am
Start: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:00 am
Start: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:30 am