Program Calendar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jun
5
Wed

MBSR in Downtown Toronto ($100 off)

Start: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Learn practical ways to manage stress
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8 week program that can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood and working memory, develop more awareness, increase resilience, and enhance focus and concentration. This psycho-educational group program helps develop capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to manage stress and build resilience.
For more details, visit our MBSR page

Learn more about our in-person program policies here

Timing
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, June 5, 2024 | 10am – 3pm
Orientation & Session 1: June 12, 2024 | 10am – 1pm
Sessions 2-8: June 19 – July 31, 2024 | 10am – 12:30pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 10am – 4pm
Registration closes Friday, June 7 at 9am – late registrants will be contacted regarding phone intake date/time slot.

Fee: $530 $430
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Amanda Guthrie RP ND & Prabh Dhami
Jun
5
Wed

Free Online Info Session

Start: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Learn a little mindfulness
If you’re considering a mindfulness program, join us for a free information session!
For more details, visit our Mindfulness Info Session page

Timing
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 | 6pm – 7pm ET

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein RP
Jun
13
Thu

MBCT Online ($100 off)

Start: Thursday, June 13, 2024

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy providing tools and strategies for preventing depressive relapse, as well as reducing acute depression, anxiety and stress.
For more details, visit our MBCT page.

Timing
Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Thursday, June 13, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, June 17, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: June 20, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: June 27, 2024 – August 15, 2024 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: August 1st is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info
Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Occupational Therapist: Ontario, Quebec
  • Registered Psychotherapist: Ontario, Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasonsas the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

Participants taking MBCT for professional development purposes must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Be registered and accepted in the CMS certification stream for MBCT OR
  2. Are regulated health care professionals in your local jurisdiction OR
  3. Are in related fields with relevant professional qualifications (e.g. teacher/educator, mental health professionals).In all cases the program facilitators will interview you to ensure the MBCT program is the right fit for your professional learning needs and if not may direct you to other mindfulness trainings.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. Your full attention and participation will be required.
For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $560 $460
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Hricha Rakshit OT Reg. (Ont.) RP
Jun
14
Fri

Inquiry Essentials Online

Start: Friday, June 14, 2024

Inquiry is the practice of asking a question to investigate our experience. It is at the heart of MBCT and MBSR. This course is required for the Centre’s Facilitators-In-Training looking to be recognized as Trained MBCT / MBSR Facilitators. The course is open to all mindfulness facilitators who meet the prerequisites. For more details, visit our Inquiry Essentials page.

Timing
Friday, Saturday
Session 1: June 14, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: June 15, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET

Required Reading
Please note that some reading and preparation is required. It is recommended that you register at least 1-2 weeks in advance at which time you will receive access to the course materials.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based course. Your full attention and participation will be required. For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $650

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

The information you provide in your application will assist the Centre and the course teachers to better understand who is in the group and how best to adapt the training to suit your needs.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Tom Heah
Jun
25
Tue

MBSR Online ($100 off)

Start: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Learn practical ways to manage stress
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is for individuals experiencing stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions.
For more details, visit our MBSR page

Timing
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, June 25, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET and Thursday, June 27, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: July 2, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: July 9, 2024 – August 20, 2024| 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Saturday, August 10, 2024 | 10am – 2pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work (MSW RSW): Ontario & Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasons, as the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. Your full attention and participation will be required.
For technical requirements, click here.

Fee:$530$430
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Breanne Benson
Jul
17
Wed

MBCT Online ($100 off)

Start: Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy providing tools and strategies for preventing depressive relapse, as well as reducing acute depression, anxiety and stress.
For more details, visit our MBCT page.

Timing
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, July 17, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, July 18, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: July 24, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: July 31, 2024 – September 11, 2024 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Saturday, August 31, 2024 | 10am – 2pm ET
** Registration closes Friday, July 19 at 12pm – late registrants will be contacted regarding phone intake date/time slot.

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info
Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Psychotherapist: Ontario, Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasonsas the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

Participants taking MBCT for professional development purposes must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Be registered and accepted in the CMS certification stream for MBCT OR
  2. Are regulated health care professionals in your local jurisdiction OR
  3. Are in related fields with relevant professional qualifications (e.g. teacher/educator, mental health professionals).In all cases the program facilitators will interview you to ensure the MBCT program is the right fit for your professional learning needs and if not may direct you to other mindfulness trainings.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. Your full attention and participation will be required.
For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $560 $460
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Angie Kingma RP
Aug
14
Wed

MBSR Online ($100 off)

Start: Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Learn practical ways to manage stress
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is for individuals experiencing stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions.
For more details, visit our MBSR page

Timing
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, August 14, 2024 | 10am – 2pm ET and Tuesday, August 20, 2024 | 10am – 11am ET
Orientation & Session 1: August 21, 2024 | 10am – 1pm ET
Sessions 2-8: August 28, 2024 – October 9, 2024 | 10am – 12:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Saturday, September 28, 2024 | 10am – 2pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW): Ontario, Quebec, Yukon
  • Occupational Therapist (OT Reg. Ont.): Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, NWT, Yukon & Nunavut
  • Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC): British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland/Labrador, NWT, Yukon & Nunavut

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasons, as the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. Your full attention and participation will be required.
For technical requirements, click here.

Fee:$530$430
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker RSW RP & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Aug
20
Tue

MBCT Online ($100 off)

Start: Tuesday, August 20, 2024

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy providing tools and strategies for preventing depressive relapse, as well as reducing acute depression, anxiety and stress.
For more details, visit our MBCT page.

Timing
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, August 20, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, August 22, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, August 26, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: August 27, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: September 3, 2024 – October 22, 2024 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: October 8th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info
Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Nurse: Ontario

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasonsas the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

Participants taking MBCT for professional development purposes must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Be registered and accepted in the CMS certification stream for MBCT OR
  2. Are regulated health care professionals in your local jurisdiction OR
  3. Are in related fields with relevant professional qualifications (e.g. teacher/educator, mental health professionals).In all cases the program facilitators will interview you to ensure the MBCT program is the right fit for your professional learning needs and if not may direct you to other mindfulness trainings.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. Your full attention and participation will be required.
For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $560 $460
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Nikki Mohle RN
Sep
11
Wed

MSC in Downtown Toronto

Start: Wednesday, September 11, 2024

Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being.
For more details, visit our MSC page.

Timing
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, September 11, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET and Monday, September 16, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8: September 18, 2024 – November 13, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm
NOTE: October 23 is the 3-hour silent retreat during the regular session time

Fee: $625
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Strongly recommended reading:
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength and Thrive by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer  (available on Amazon.ca and Guilford.com)

Recommended readings:
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion by Christopher Germer, Ph.D.
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Facilitator(s):Cassandra Cornacchia MSW RSW Trained MSC Facilitator & Kim Ronaline Salvador Trained MSC Facilitator RP (Qualifying)
Sep
20
Fri

Teacher Training Info Session

Start: Friday, September 20, 2024

Interested in teaching mindfulness?
If you’re considering enrolling in one of the Centre’s facilitation certificate programs, or if you’re just looking for a course or two that will help you understand the foundations and science of mindfulness, find out more by attending this free online information session.

Timing
Friday, September 20, 2024 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET
* 30 minute presentation + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Fani Peker Client Services & Education Coordinator
Sep
23
Mon

Deeper Mindfulness Online

Start: Monday, September 23, 2024

Explore mindfulness on a deeper level with this 8-week program designed for MBCT, MBSR, or MSC graduates. Further understand the ‘Feeling Tone’ and cultivate skills for resilience and growth.

For more details, visit our Deeper Mindfulness page.

Timing
Mondays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Monday, September 23, 2024 | 12pm – 2:30pm ET and Thursday, September 26, 2024 | 12pm – 1pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: September 30, 2024 | 12pm – 2:30pm ET
Session 2 – Session 8: October 7, 2024 – November 25, 2024 | 12pm – 2pm ET
*skips Oct 14th

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW): Ontario, Quebec, Yukon
  • Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC): British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland/Labrador, NWT, Yukon & Nunavut

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based course. Your full attention and participation will be required. For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $380
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP & Rhea Plosker RSW RP
Oct
3
Thu

DBT Skills Online (Ontario Only)

Start: Thursday, October 3, 2024

This fall, the Centre for Mindfulness Studies is collaborating with A Mindful Change to bring you a different kind of group therapy – DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) skills group. If you struggle with intense emotions, have a hard time getting through distressing situations, and maintaining healthy relationships, this DBT skills course is for you!

DBT Skills Group supports individuals in enhancing their ability to control their focus and attention, increase emotional stability, tolerate painful emotions without engaging in unhelpful responses, and develop and maintain healthy relationships. It does this through the teaching of direct skills from Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills. These skills have been widely researched and used to support individuals with or without mental health issues who are struggling with emotional and/or interpersonal dysregulation.

The group is 12 weeks long, 1.5 hours per group session, and lead by facilitators highly trained in DBT. The program requires active engagement in the weekly sessions as well as home practice over the week. This group is considered a compliment to any of the mindfulness programs offered at the Centre (MBCT, MBSR, MSC) and can be taken prior to or after these other programs.

Please note: This is not the recommended DBT skills approach if you are actively suicidal and engaging in active self-harming behaviours. If this is your current experience, DBT comprehensive approach is the recommended modality.

Timing
Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): You will receive an email from A Mindful Change to complete a required intake form and attend a brief phone interview a couple of weeks prior to the start date of the program.
Session 1 – 12: October 3, 2024 – December 12, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info
Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario
  • Registered Nurse (RN): Ontario

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. Your full attention and participation will be required.

Facilitator(s):Nikki Mohle RN & Craig Oolup RP
Oct
9
Wed

Mindfully Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty

Start: Wednesday, October 9, 2024

Develop and apply new skills for managing anxiety
This live online group, based on CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, will help you develop a new relationship to anxiety through learning new tools and skills for working more skillfully with anxiety to live the life you want to be living.  For more details, visit our Mindfully Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty page.

Timing
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, October 9, 2024 | 5pm – 8pm ET
Sessions 1-6: October 16, 2024 – November 20, 2024 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
**Registration closes Friday, Oct 11th at 9am – late registrants will be contacted regarding phone intake date/time slot.

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW): Ontario, Quebec, Yukon
  • Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC): British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland/Labrador, NWT, Yukon & Nunavut

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasons, as the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. Your full attention and participation will be required. For technical requirements, click here.

Fees: $450
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker RSW RP
Oct
19
Sat

Deeper Mindfulness Online

Start: Saturday, October 19, 2024

Explore mindfulness on a deeper level with this 8-week program designed for MBCT, MBSR, or MSC graduates. Further understand the ‘Feeling Tone’ and cultivate skills for resilience and growth.

For more details, visit our Deeper Mindfulness page.

Timing
Saturdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Saturday, October 19, 2024 | 10am – 1pm ET and Thursday, October 24, 2024 | 4pm – 6pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: October 26, 2024| 10am – 12:30pm ET
Sessions 1-8: November 2, 2024 – December 14, 2024 | 10am – 12pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work (MSW RSW): Ontario, Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based course. Your full attention and participation will be required. For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $380
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Christine McMulkin MSW RSW & Pawan Singh MSW RSW
Oct
30
Wed

Mindfulness Core Concepts Online

Start: Wednesday, October 30, 2024

Learn about the applications of mindfulness and mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) in contemporary society.
This is the first module of both our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program and our MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program.
For more details, see our Mindfulness Core Concepts page.

Timing
Wednesday – Friday
Session 1: October 30, 2024 | 9:30am – 12:30pm ET
Session 2: October 31, 2024 | 9:30am – 12:30pm ET
Session 3: November 1, 2024 | 9:30am – 12:30pm ET

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. Your full attention and participation will be required.
For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $475
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP & Kim Ronaline Salvador RP (Qualifying)
Nov
15
Fri

MBSR Teacher Training Intensive ONLINE (25% off with Practicum combo)

Start: Friday, November 15, 2024

Train to facilitate MBSR programs. This is the second module of the Centre’s MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program. The course is open to all MBSR facilitators-in-training who meet the prerequisites. For more details, visit our MBSR TTI page.

Timing
Orientation Session: Friday, November 15 | 12:30pm – 1:00pm ET
November 18-26, 2024
Session 1: Monday, November 18, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, November 19 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, November 21, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, November 22, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, November 25, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Tuesday, November 26, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET

Required Readings
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
MBSR: Protocol, Practice, and Teaching Skills by Susan Woods and Patricia Rockman
Please note that some additional reading and preparation is required. It is recommended that you register 1-2 weeks in advance at which time you will receive access to the course materials.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based course. Your full attention and participation will be required. For technical requirements, click here.

Fees: $2,350

The Centre is offering a 25% discount on the MBSR TTI if you register for both the November 2024 MBSR TTI and the January 2025 MBSR Practicum; please email once you have registered for the MBSR TTI in order to obtain the discount code.

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

If you wish to register for the MBSR Teacher Training Intensive outside of the certificate training pathway, please submit this form and share your reasons for wanting to take the course as a stand-alone training module.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Tom Heah OT Reg.
Jan
17
Fri

MBSR Practicum Online (25% off with TTI combo)

Start: Friday, January 17, 2025

Canada’s first MBSR practicum.
This is the third module of our
MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program.
For more details, visit our MBSR Practicum page.

Required Readings
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
MBSR: Protocol, Practice, and Teaching Skills by Susan Woods and Patricia Rockman

Timing
Orientation: January 17, 2025 | 11am – 11:30am ET
Thursdays
Sessions 0-9: January 23 – March 27, 2025 | 9:30am – 1pm ET

The Centre strongly recommends that you register by January 15, 2025 at 9am ET. Late registrants may have difficulty completing the required preparation work.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based course. Your full attention and participation will be required.
For technical requirements, click here.

Fees: $2,550
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

The Centre is offering a 25% discount on the MBSR Practicum if you register for both the November 2024 MBSR TTI and the January 2025 MBSR Practicum; please email once you have registered for the MBSR TTI in order to obtain the discount code.

*If you are already enrolled in the MBSR Training Pathway, please email info@MindfulnessStudies.com for the registration link.

*If you wish to register for the MBSR Practicum outside of the certificate training pathway, please submit this form and share your reasons for wanting to take the course as a stand-alone training module.

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
Apr
3
Thu

Inquiry Essentials Online

Start: Thursday, April 3, 2025

Inquiry is the practice of asking a question to investigate our experience. It is at the heart of MBCT and MBSR. This course is required for the Centre’s Facilitators-In-Training looking to be recognized as Trained MBCT / MBSR Facilitators. The course is open to all mindfulness facilitators who meet the prerequisites. For more details, visit our Inquiry Essentials page.

Timing
Thursday, Friday
Session 1: April 3, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: April 4, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET

Required Reading
Please note that some reading and preparation is required. It is recommended that you register at least 1-2 weeks in advance at which time you will receive access to the course materials.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based course. Your full attention and participation will be required. For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $650

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

The information you provide in your application will assist the Centre and the course teachers to better understand who is in the group and how best to adapt the training to suit your needs.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Allison McLay RP
Apr
18
Fri

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive Online

Start: Friday, April 18, 2025

Train to facilitate MBCT programs in an immersive online atmosphere with guidance from highly skilled health care providers and mindfulness facilitators. This is the third module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. The course is open to all MBCT facilitators-in-training who meet the prerequisites. For more details, visit our MBCT TTI webpage.

Timing
Orientation Session: Friday, April 18, 2025 | 12:30pm – 1pm ET
April 21-29, 2025
Session 1: Monday, April 21, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, April 22, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, April 24, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, April 25, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, April 28, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Tuesday, April 29, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes Thursday April 17, 2025 at 9am ET

About your Facilitators

Patricia Rockman MD: Patricia is the co-founder and advisor of Education and Clinical Services at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and the developer of the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. She has co-authored a number of publications in the areas of mindfulness and mental health and she has been educating healthcare providers in stress reduction, CBT, and mindfulness-based practices for over 20 years. Full bio here.

Tom Heah OT: Tom is a mentor for MBCT and MBSR teachers-in-training at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS), and an MBCT teacher trainer with CMS and the China-Canada Mindfulness Association. Tom is also an advisor with the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Full bio here.

Required Readings
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: Second Edition by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, John Teasdale
MBCT: Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice by Susan Woods, Patricia Rockman, Evan Collins
Please note that some additional reading and preparation is required. It is recommended that you register 1-2 weeks in advance at which time you will receive access to the course materials.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based course. Your full attention and participation will be required. For technical requirements, click here.

Fees: $2,350

New Partial Bursary Program for Underrepresented Folx in Mindfulness

Please take a moment to consider the intention of the new CMS Partial Bursary Program for Professional Development.
The bursary was created to provide training access for those who come from underrepresented backgrounds (people of colour, racialized folx, 2SLGBTQIA+) and for those also experiencing financial hardship as a barrier to access training in the field of mindfulness.The bursary applies to our 6-day MBCT/MBSR Teacher Training Intensives or to the 10-week MBCT/MBSR Practicums.
Please note, in order to apply and be considered for the partial bursary, you must currently reside in Canada. Click here to apply.

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

If you wish to register for the MBCT Teacher Training Intensive outside of the certificate training pathway, please submit this form and share your reasons for wanting to take the course as a stand-alone training module.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Tom Heah OT Reg
Apr
30
Wed

MBCT Practicum Online

Start: Wednesday, April 30, 2025

Canada’s only MBCT practicum accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada. This is the fourth module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. The course is open to all MBCT facilitators-in-training who meet the prerequisites. For more details, visit our MBCT Practicum page.

Timing
Orientation Session: April 30, 2025| 12:30pm – 1:30pm ET
Wednesdays
Sessions 1 – 10 : May 7, 2025 – July 9, 2025 | 12pm – 3:30pm ET
Please try to reserve July 16 in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.

The Centre strongly recommends that you register by April 29, 2025 at 9am ET. Late registrants may have difficulty completing the required preparation work.

Required Readings
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: Second Edition by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, John Teasdale
MBCT: Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice by Susan Woods, Patricia Rockman, Evan Collins
Please note that some additional reading and preparation is required. It is recommended that you register 2-3 weeks in advance at which time you will receive access to the course materials.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based course. Your full attention and participation will be required. For technical requirements, click here.

Fees: $2,550

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

*If you are already enrolled in the MBCT Training Pathway, please email info@MindfulnessStudies.com for the registration link.

*If you wish to register for the MBCT Practicum outside of the certificate training pathway, please submit this form and share your reasons for wanting to take the course as a stand-alone training module.

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
May
30
Fri

Advanced TTI Online – Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice

Start: Friday, May 30, 2025

Deepen your facilitation and mindful inquiry skills with the Advanced Teacher Training Intensive. This is the final training module of the Centre’s MBCT and MBSR Training Pathways. The course is open to all mindfulness facilitators who meet the prerequisites. Please see the ATTI webpage for more information.

Timing
Orientation: Friday, May 30, 2025 | 12pm-1pm ET
June 2-9, 2025
Session 1: Monday, June 2, 2025 | 10am-5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, June 3, 2025 | 10am-5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, June 5, 2025 | 10am-5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, June 6, 2025 | 10am-5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, June 9, 2025 | 10am-5pm ET
Registration closes May 29, 2025 at 9am ET

Required Reading
MBCT: Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice by Susan Woods, Patricia Rockman, Evan Collins
MBSR: Protocol, Practice, and Teaching Skills by Susan Woods & Patricia Rockman
Please note that additional reading and preparation is required. It is highly recommended that you register 1-2 weeks in advance at which time you will receive access to the course materials.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based course. Your full attention and participation will be required. For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $2,095

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

Please submit this form to receive the registration link.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Tom Heah
Nov
21
Fri

MBSR Teacher Training Intensive ONLINE

Start: Friday, November 21, 2025

Train to facilitate MBSR programs. This is the second module of the Centre’s MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program. The course is open to all MBSR facilitators-in-training who meet the prerequisites. For more details, visit our MBSR TTI page.

Timing
Orientation Session: Friday, November 21, 2025 | 12:30pm – 1:00pm ET
Nov 24-Dec 2 , 2025
Session 1: Monday, November 24, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, November 25, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, November 27, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, November 28, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, December 1, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Tuesday, December 2, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes Friday November 21, 2025 at 9am ET

 

Required Readings
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
MBSR: Protocol, Practice, and Teaching Skills by Susan Woods and Patricia Rockman
Please note that some additional reading and preparation is required. It is recommended that you register 1-2 weeks in advance at which time you will receive access to the course materials.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based course. Your full attention and participation will be required. For technical requirements, click here.

Fees: $2,350

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

If you wish to register for the MBSR Teacher Training Intensive outside of the certificate training pathway, please submit this form and share your reasons for wanting to take the course as a stand-alone training module.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Tom Heah OT Reg.
Jan
7
Wed

MBSR Practicum Online

Start: Wednesday, January 7, 2026

Canada’s first MBSR practicum.
This is the third module of our
MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program.
For more details, visit our MBSR Practicum page.

Required Readings
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
MBSR: Protocol, Practice, and Teaching Skills by Susan Woods and Patricia Rockman

Timing
Orientation Session: January 7, 2026| 12:30-1:30pm ET
Wednesdays
Sessions 1 – 10: January 14, 2026 – March 25, 2026 | 12pm – 3:30pm ET
*Skips March 18

Please try to reserve April 1 in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation

The Centre strongly recommends that you register by January 6, 2026 at 9am ET. Late registrants may have difficulty completing the required preparation work.

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based course. Your full attention and participation will be required.
For technical requirements, click here.

Fees: $2,550
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

*If you are already enrolled in the MBSR Training Pathway, please email info@MindfulnessStudies.com for the registration link.

*If you wish to register for the MBSR Practicum outside of the certificate training pathway, please submit this form and share your reasons for wanting to take the course as a stand-alone training module.

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP