Program Calendar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oct
6
Thu

Mindfulness Core Concepts Online

Start: Thursday, October 6, 2022

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
Thursday – Saturday
Session 1: October 6, 2022 | 1pm – 4pm ET
Session 2: October 7, 2022 | 1pm – 4pm ET
Session 3: October 8, 2022 | 1pm – 4pm 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):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Oct
11
Tue

MBSR in Downtown Toronto

Start: Tuesday, October 11, 2022

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
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 10am – 12pm and Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 10am – 12pm and Monday, October 17, 2022 | 10am – 12pm
Orientation & Session 1: October 18, 2022 | 10am – 1pm
Sessions 2-8: October 25 – December 6, 2022 | 10am – 12:30pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, November 27, 2022 | 10am – 4pm
Please try to reserve December 13, 2022 | 10am – 12:30pm in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.

Fee: $530
Registration closes October 14, 2022 at noon ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Amanda Guthrie ND RP
Oct
11
Tue

MBCT Online

Start: Tuesday, October 11, 2022

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

Timing
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, October 10, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: October 11, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: October 18 – December 6, 2022 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: November 22nd is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please try to reserve December 13, 2022 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes October 7th, 2022 at noon 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.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasons. 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: $560
Registration closes October 7th, 2022 at noon ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Véronique Bélanger RSW
Oct
19
Wed

Free Online Info Session

Start: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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, October 19, 2022 | 6pm – 7pm

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein RP
Oct
20
Thu

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive Online

Start: Thursday, October 20, 2022

In partership with

Train to facilitate MBCT programs in an immersive online atmosphere with guidance from highly skilled healthcare providers and mindfulness facilitators. This course is equivalent to the third module of the Centre’s MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program

Description
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an 8-week, empirically-validated and insurance-reimbursable therapeutic mindfulness intervention shown to be effective for prevention of depression relapse with increasing evidence for treating symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress. Based on the research of Drs. Zindel Segal, John Teasdale, and Mark Williams, and documented in their book “Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression”, this professional training combines the practice and clinical application of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy.

The MBCT Teacher Training Intensive (TTI) is a foundational step in the Centre’s MBCT Teacher Training Pathway and is equally applicable to therapists interested in incorporating elements of mindfulness practice into their clinical work. It is designed to cycle through the 8-week MBCT curriculum in two ways: First, participants are led through key components of the program by the instructors and then, using “teachbacks”, participants are supervised as they guide each other through the cardinal mindfulness practices and cognitive therapy exercises that comprise MBCT.

Throughout this training, didactics, experiential practice, and small group process — including daily meditations, mindful movement, and periods of silence — are relied upon to consolidate the participants’ learning of basic mindfulness group facilitation skills for clinical settings. A continuous theme emphasized in this training is the importance of the clinician’s own mindfulness practice, especially how self-knowledge gained through practice can be used in helping clients in emotional distress. These rigorous trainings are appropriate for professionals in the healthcare, community health, education, mindfulness research, mindfulness intervention, and leadership fields.

Is it for me?

  • Do you want to learn how to deliver a well-established mindfulness-based program that has been proven to be effective for people living with depression and anxiety?
  • Are you interested in increasing your skills and confidence in guiding meditation practices and cognitive exercises are facilitated?
  • Would you like to understand the key underpinnings of each session and component of the 8-week MBCT program?
  • Have you wondered about how the MBCT program is designed to prevent depressive relapse and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety?
  • Do you have a clinical background?
  • Have you participated in an 8-week mindfulness-based program? Alternatively, are you able to take the 8-week MBCT program, which is offered by the Center for Mindfulness & Compassion and the Centre for Mindfulness Studies, prior the start of this course?
  • Do you have a personal mindfulness practice?
  • Have you completed some training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)?

Timing
October 20-21, 24-25 and 27-28, 2022 
Session 1: Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Friday, October 21, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Monday, October 24, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Friday, October 28, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET

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:
Early Bird Rate: $ 1,390.00 USD
Regular Rate: $ 1,495.00 USD
Late Registration: $ 1,596.00 USD

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Please note that applying to attend this MBCT TTI is not the same as applying to the Centre’s MBCT Facilitator Training Pathway. To apply to the full pathway, please click here.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Carl Fulwiler MD PhD & Allison McLay BA DCS RP & Julie Dunne PhD RN
Oct
20
Thu

MBSR Online

Start: Thursday, October 20, 2022

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
Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 7pm – 9pm ET and Monday, October 24, 2022 | 7pm – 9pm ET and Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 7pm – 9pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: October 27, 2022 | 7pm – 10pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 3 – December 15, 2022 | 7pm – 9:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 10am – 2pm
Registration closes October 24, 2022 at 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.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasons. 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
Registration closes October 24, 2022 at 12pm ET
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
Oct
26
Wed

MBCT in Downtown Toronto

Start: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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

Learn more about our in-person program policies here

Timing
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm and Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm and Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm
Orientation & Session 1: November 2, 2022 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sessions 2-8: November 9 – December 21, 2022 | 6:30pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 11, 2022 | 10am – 4pm

Please note that a valid OHIP card is required for this program.

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $560
Registration closes October 31st at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Shawna Perlin MD & Helen Munt BSW RSW
Oct
27
Thu

MSC Online

Start: Thursday, October 27, 2022

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
Thursdays
Orientation: October 27, 2022 | 6pm – 7pm ET
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 7pm – 9pm ET and Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET and Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 1-8: November 3 – December 22, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 9am – 12pm ET
Registration closes on October 31, 2022 at 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.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasons. 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 course. Your full attention and participation will be required.
For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $625
Registration closes on October 31, 2022 at 12pm ET
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

To find out if your third-party insurance covers all or part of a therapeutic program, visit our About Insurance page.

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):Christine McMulkin MSW RSW Certified MSC Teacher & Cassandra Cornacchia MSW RSW
Nov
2
Wed

MBCT Online

Start: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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): Sunday, October 30, 2022 | 3pm – 6pm ET and Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | 11am – 3pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: November 2, 2022 | 11:30am – 2:30pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 9 – December 21, 2022 | 11:30am – 2pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 11, 2022 | 10am – 2pm ET
Registration closes October 28th at 12pm ET

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

  • Occupational Therapist (OT Reg. Ont.): Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, 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. 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: $560
Registration closes October 28th at 12pm ET
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):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Lisa Donnelly
Nov
3
Thu

Advanced Mindfulness: Building Resilience

Start: Thursday, November 3, 2022

A graduate program to advance your mindfulness practice and enhance resilience.
This live online graduate program will focus on reinvigorating your mindfulness practice while strengthening resilience. Anyone who has completed an 8-week MBCT, MBSR, or MSC program will benefit from this 4-week program that recharges your practice and further builds upon your ability to adapt and cope with change and life challenges.

For more details, visit our Advanced Mindfulness: Building Resilience page.

Timing
Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): as required
Sessions 1-4: November 3 – 24, 2022 | 7pm – 8:30pm ET
Registration closes Tuesday, November 1st at 9am 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 and 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. 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 course. Your full attention and participation will be required. For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $195
Registration closes Tuesday, November 1st at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP
Nov
3
Thu

Inquiry Essentials Online

Start: Thursday, November 3, 2022

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: November 3, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: November 4, 2022 | 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: $625
Registration closes November 2, 2022 at 12pm ET

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.

The information you provide 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 & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Nov
10
Thu

MBCT Online

Start: Thursday, November 10, 2022

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, November 10, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, November 14, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: November 17, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 24, 2022 – January 12, 2023 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: December 29th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please try to reserve January 19, 2023| 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.

Registration closes November 14th at 12pm 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 and Quebec
  • 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. 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: $560
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):Elaine Orsini RP & Becky Curran MSW RSW
Nov
10
Thu

MBSR Teacher Training Intensive ONLINE

Start: Thursday, November 10, 2022

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: Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 12:30pm – 2pm ET
November 14-22, 2022
Session 1: Monday, November 14, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, November 18, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, November 21, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes November 10, 2022 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
Registration closes November 10, 2022 at 9am ET

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 apply to receive the registration link.

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 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 & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Nov
15
Tue

MBSR Online

Start: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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, November 15, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, November 21, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: November 22, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 29, 2022 – January 17, 2023 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: January 3rd is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please try to reserve January 23, 2023| 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes November 11, 2022 at 12pm 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
  • Registered Nurse (RP): 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. 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
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):Elaine Orsini RP & Jacquie Dover RN
Nov
16
Wed

MBCT Practicum Online

Start: Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 4pm – 5pm ET
Wednesdays
Sessions 1-5: November 16 – December 14, 2022 | 4pm – 7:30pm ET
Sessions 6-10: January 11 – February 8, 2023 | 4pm – 7:30pm ET
Please try to reserve February 15, 2023 | 4pm – 7:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
The Centre strongly recommends that you register by November 1, 2022 at 5pm 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

Apply / Email to register.

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 & Allison McLay RP
Nov
29
Tue

Facilitating Mindfulness-Based Programs with an Anti-Oppression Lens

Start: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

This workshop will provide mindfulness and compassion-based reflections, discussions, and guidance for mindfulness-based program facilitators to explore the fostering, development, and co-creation of mindfulness programs with a culturally sensitive, inclusive, anti-oppressive lens. Participants will have an opportunity to explore cultural sensitivity, respectful approaches for various identities and intersectionalities, and accessibility for offerings with diverse and underserved or underrepresented communities in the context of mindfulness-based teaching and learning.

Participants will be guided in awareness building, experiential, and reflective approaches to develop greater understanding of social, cultural, economic, and identity-based experiences of various groups through mindfulness and compassion-based exercises, discussions, and individual reflection. They will also explore how to support trauma-informed and anti-oppressive practices. Ideas and resources will be shared to encourage greater positive social justice impacts in mindfulness programs and how to be better allies.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Have an opportunity to explore their cultural awareness and implicit bias with mindfulness and compassion
  • Better appreciate the realities of those facing oppression
  • Explore best practices for fostering greater inclusion and safer / braver spaces
  • Cultivate mindfulness and compassion-based approaches to teaching and learning with an anti-oppression lens
  • Explore what it means to be an ally and develop their own commitments to being better allies with attitudes based on mindfulness and compassion

Timing
Tuesday, Wednesday
Session 1: November 29, 2022 | 11am – 2pm ET
Session 2: November 30, 2022 | 11am – 2pm 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: $350
Registration closes November 29, 2022 at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Rose Mina Munjee RP
Dec
6
Tue

The Dharma with a Twist: 5-day online silent retreat

Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

This retreat will explore the intersection between the Dharma (the ancient wisdom teachings of the Buddha) and mindfulness-based programs (predominantly Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy).
For more details, visit the Dharma with a Twist webpage.

Timing
Tuesday – Saturday
December 6-10, 2022 | 10am – 7pm 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.

Registration Fee: $250

Costs & Donation
The registration fee covers the administrative costs of delivering the retreat only. The teachers will not receive any payment from the organization. Instead, following the teachings on the practice of generosity of the ancient Buddhist tradition, the teachers will be offering their time and their facilitation skills to the retreatants. Participants are invited to consider this deeply and consider making a donation on top of the fees in appreciation of the teachers’ donated time and skills. Details on how to offer dana, or donations, will be shared at the end of the retreat.

As a registered charity, the Centre does 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 & Evan Collins MD FRCPC
Jan
10
Tue

Mindfully Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty

Start: Tuesday, January 10, 2023

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
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 5pm – 9pm ET and Thursday, January 12, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm ET and Monday, January 16, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: January 17, 2023 | 6:30pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: January 24 – March 7, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm ET
Registration closes January 6th at noon 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 (RSW): Ontario, Quebec & Manitoba
  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario and Quebec
  • Occupational Therapist (OT Reg. Ont.): Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, 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. 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 & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Feb
9
Thu

MBSR Practicum Online

Start: Thursday, February 9, 2023

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 26, 2023 | 11am – 12pm ET
Thursdays
Sessions 0-4: February 9 – March 9, 2023 | 9:30am – 1pm ET
Sessions 5-9: March 23 – April 20, 2023 | 9:30am – 1pm ET
Please try to reserve April 27, 2023 | 9:30am – 1pm ET 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 25, 2023 at 12pm 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

Please Apply / Email to register.

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 & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW
May
4
Thu

Inquiry Essentials Online

Start: Thursday, May 4, 2023

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: May 4, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: May 5, 2023 | 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
Registration closes May 3, 2023 at 12pm ET

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.

The information you provide 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 BA DCS
May
5
Fri

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive Online

Start: Friday, May 5, 2023

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: Friday, May 5, 2023 | 2pm – 3:30pm ET
May 8-16, 2023
Session 1: Monday, May 8, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, May 12, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, May 15, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes May 5, 2023 at 9:00am ET

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
Registration closes May 5, 2023 at 9:00am ET

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 apply to receive the registration link.

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 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):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Rose Mina Munjee RP
Jun
2
Fri

Advanced TTI Online – Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice

Start: Friday, June 2, 2023

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, June 2, 2023 | 12pm – 1pm ET
June 5-12, 2023
Session 1: Monday, June 5, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, June 9, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, June 12, 2012 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes June 2, 2023 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
Registration closes June 2, 2023 at 9am ET

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