Inquiry Essentials

Inquiry is the practice of asking a question to investigate our experience. It is at the heart of mindfulness-based interventions. This is the final module of our MBCT & MBSR Facilitation Certificate Programs and it is also helpful to those in the smartEducation Certificate Program

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

This two-day course will examine the principles and practices of mindful inquiry as they pertain to therapeutic mindfulness.

We will explore this process through its application to the direct experience of mindfulness meditation practices. Moving between didactic and experiential sessions, we will examine the use of inquiry both personally and professionally as it relates to increasing the capacity to regulate affect and attention. Participants will develop the ability to use inquiry.

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for those who have experience teaching mindfulness-based programs. It is highly recommended that participants have facilitated at least one Mindfulness-Based Intervention (MBI) group and/or received mentorship prior to taking this course.

Apply Before Registering
If you have not already been accepted into one of The Centre’s Facilitation Certificate Programs, please apply here and send your CV to

Timing: Two-day course, 14 hours total

Fee: $535 (As a charity, we do not charge HST.)
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Upcoming Courses

2-Day Inquiry Essentials 17-306-01

Start: Friday, May 26, 2017@9:30 am
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP

2-Day Inquiry Essentials 17-306-02

Start: Thursday, September 14, 2017@9:30 am
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP

Program Calendar

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

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