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Apr
23
Fri

Advanced TTI Online – Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice

Start: Friday, April 23, 2021

Deepen your facilitation and mindful inquiry skills at this 4-day Advanced Teacher Training Intensive. This workshop is open to all mindfulness-based program (MBP) facilitators who have taught at least two groups, have a personal practice, and have silent retreat experience. Please see the ATTI webpage for more information.

Timing:
Session 1: Friday, April 23, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET
Session 2: Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET
Session 3: Monday, April 26, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET
Session 4: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET

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: $1,895

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

Required Reading: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Protocol, Practice, and Teaching Skills by Susan Woods & Patricia Rockman
– pre-order at Amazon.ca
– purchasable as of March 1, 2021 via the publisher New Harbinger
 or Amazon.ca
Please note that, even if you teach mindfulness-based programs other than MBSR, this book has a number of chapters that are directly related to Inquiry and to other aspects of teaching mindfulness. 

 

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Evan Collins MD FRCPC & Allison McLay RP
May
5
Wed

Free Online Info Session

Start: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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, May 5, 2021 | 6pm – 6:30pm + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein RP
May
5
Wed

Community of Practice Meeting

Start: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Learnings from the Online Space

Join faculty and staff of the Centre for Mindfulness Studies for a presentation and discussion of our experience delivering mindfulness-based programs (MBP) online. Our first online offering was back in 2016 and, just in the last year since COVID, we have offered 42 clinical programs and 25 professional trainings online.

Hear what has worked, what has not, and participate in a discussion of the opportunities and challenges to the online space. This will be pertinent to teachers and trainees delivering, or planning to deliver, MBP online. This will also be an opportunity to build a Community of Practice for mindfulness teachers and teachers-in-training beyond our faculty and staff.

The zoom link will be sent out to active faculty and registrants the morning of May 5th.

Timing
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm ET

Fee: $25
Payment, cancellation & refund policies

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Rhea Plosker MC MASc RSW RP & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
May
6
Thu

MBSR Practicum Intensive Online

Start: Thursday, May 6, 2021

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

Timing
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Session 1: May 6, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET
Session 2: May 7, 2021 | 10am – 6pm ET
Session 3: May 8, 2021 | 10am – 2pm ET
Session 4: May 13, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET
Session 5: May 14, 2021 | 10am – 6pm ET
Session 6: May 15, 2021 | 10am – 2pm ET
Registration closes May 2, 2021 at 11:59pm ET

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
Registration closes May 2, 2021 at 11:59pm 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

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
May
6
Thu

MSC Online

Start: Thursday, May 6, 2021

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: May 6, 2021 | 6pm – 7pm ET
Intake Interviews (via telephone): May 6, 2021 | 7pm – 9pm ET and May 7, 2021 | 2pm – 4pm
Sessions 1-8*: May 13 – July 15, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
* program skips July 1st
NOTE: June 17th is the 3-hour silent retreat during the normal session time

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
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.

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):Christine Grace McMulkin MSW RSW & Cassandra Cornacchia MSW RSW
May
6
Thu

MBSR Online

Start: Thursday, May 6, 2021

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): Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: May 6, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: May 13 – June 24, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, June 13, 2021 | 1pm – 5pm 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: $520
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

This program is only open to participants who reside in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, or the Northwest Territories.
If you’re interested in taking this course but do not reside in one of these provinces or 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.) & Theo Amory
May
10
Mon

Mindfulness for Anxiety and Transition

Start: Monday, May 10, 2021

Understand anxiety – how it limits you, and how you can navigate it.
In this live online group, highly skilled regulated healthcare providers will help you develop and apply new skills for managing anxiety. For more details, visit our Mindfulness for Anxiety and Transition page.

Timing
Mondays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 10am – 12pm ET and 2pm – 4pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: May 10, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8*: May 17 – July 5, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
* program skips May 24th
Registration closes May 5th, 2021 at 9am 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.

Fees: $550
Registration closes May 5th, 2021 at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

This program is only open to participants who reside in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, or the Northwest Territories.

If you’re interested in taking this course but do not reside in one of these provinces or 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.)
May
10
Mon

MBCT Online (Ontario Only)

Start: Monday, May 10, 2021

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
Mondays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): May 10, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: May 17, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: May 24 – July 12, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: June 28th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please reserve July 19th 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation

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: $550

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):Alison Kelford MD & Karen Sutherland MSW RSW
May
19
Wed

MBCT Basics Online

Start: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Explore the therapeutic benefits of MBCT while looking at its clinical applications
This is the first module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.
For more details, visit our MBCT Basics page.

Wednesdays
Session 1: May 19, 2021 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: May 26, 2021 | 10am – 5pm ET

Registration closes Tuesday, May 18 at 9:00am 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: $560
Registration closes Tuesday, May 18 at 9:00am ET
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Evan Collins MD FRCPC
May
28
Fri

Advanced Practice Silent Retreat (Ontario Only)

Start: Friday, May 28, 2021

Advance your mindfulness practice with an extended weekend of silence.
This silent retreat is for those who have completed a mindfulness-based program such as MBCT, MBSR, MAT, or MSC and would like to deepen their practice. This weekend retreat will allow you to embrace an extended period of silence and to engage in a process of self-discovery.

You will be guided through formal and informal practice by two of the Centre’s senior facilitators including our co-founder and Director of Education & Clinical Services Patricia Rockman. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss in small groups what is coming up for you during the extended practice. There will also be two periods of inquiry, the discussion and exploration that often follows a period of mindfulness meditation.
Silent retreats allow the opportunity to work with both the joys and challenges of mindfulness. Facilitators will be available to answer questions or assist you as needed. Participants are encouraged to maintain silence outside of the sessions whenever possible. Detailed recommendations about how to get the most from this online experience will be shared about one week before the start date.

Timing
Friday – Sunday
Session 1: May 28, 2021 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Session 2: May 29, 2021 | 9:30am – 6pm ET
Session 3: May 30, 2021 | 9:30am – 6pm ET
Registration closes Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9am 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: $250
Registration closes Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

This program is only open to participants who reside in Ontario.
If you’re interested in taking this course but do not reside in this province or don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Allison McLay RP
May
30
Sun

A Mindful Beginning Online

Start: Sunday, May 30, 2021

Discover the power and benefits of mindfulness from an experienced facilitator
This lively introductory session is a fun and engaging opportunity to learn mindfulness practices and skills. 
For more details, visit our Mindfulness for Beginners page.

Timing
Sunday, May 30, 2021 | 1pm – 4pm ET

Online Format
For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $100
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein RP
Jun
3
Thu

MBCT Online

Start: Thursday, June 3, 2021

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): June 3, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: June 10, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8*: June 17 – August 12, 2021 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm ET
* program skips July 1st
NOTE: July 29th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please reserve August 19th 6:30pm – 9pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.

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: $550

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):Ian Singer MSW RSW & Rose Mina Munjee RP
Jun
9
Wed

CBT Meets Mindfulness Online

Start: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Enhance your understanding of MBCT by familiarizing yourself with the foundations of CBT
This the second module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program
For more details, visit our CBT Primer page.

Timing
Wednesdays
Session 1: June 9, 2021 | 9:30am – 1:30pm ET
Session 2: June 16, 2021 | 10am – 1pm 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
Payment, cancellation & refund policies

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker MC MASc RSW RP
Jun
16
Wed

MBSR Online

Start: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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): June 16, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET and June 17, 2021 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: June 23, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: June 30 – August 18, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: August 4th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please reserve August 25th 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation

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: $520
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Allison McLay RP
Jun
22
Tue

MSC Online

Start: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): June 22, 2021 | 6pm – 9:30pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: June 29, 2021 | 6pm – 9:15pm ET
Sessions 2-8: July 6 – August 24, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
NOTE: August 3rd is the 3-hour silent retreat during the normal session time
Please reserve August 31st 6pm – 9pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.

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
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.

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):Rose Mina Munjee RP & Elaine Orsini RP
Sep
24
Fri

MBSR Teacher Training Intensive ONLINE

Start: Friday, September 24, 2021

Train to facilitate MBSR programs. This is the second module of our 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. For full details, please see the MBSR TTI webpage.

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

September 24 – October 5, 2021
Orientation: Friday, September 24, 2021 | 2:30pm – 4pm ET
Session 1: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 10am – 6pm ET
Session 2: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET
Session 3: Friday, October 1, 2021 | 10am – 6pm ET
Session 4: Saturday, October 2, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET
Session 5: Monday, October 4, 2021 | 10am – 6pm ET
Session 6: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 10am – 2pm ET

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: $2,250

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

Please apply to receive the registration link.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Susan Woods OCSW & Rose Mina Munjee RP
Oct
18
Mon

MBSR Practicum Online

Start: Monday, October 18, 2021

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

Timing
Mondays
Sessions 1-10: October 18 – December 20, 2021 | 4pm – 7:30pm ET
Registration closes October 3, 2021 at 11:59pm ET

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 October 3, 2021 at 11:59pm 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

Facilitator(s):Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
Oct
21
Thu

Inquiry Essentials Online

Start: Thursday, October 21, 2021

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.
For more details, visit our Inquiry Essentials page.

Timing
Thursday, Friday
Session 1: October 21, 2021 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: October 22, 2021 | 10am – 5pm ET

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: $560
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Evan Collins MD FRCPC