Program Calendar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sep
28
Mon

MBSR Teacher Training Intensive ONLINE

Start: Monday, September 28, 2020

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 Reading: Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Recommended Reading: MBCT: Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice by Susan Woods, Patricia Rockman, Evan Collins

Timing: 6 days of training over 10 days
Daily 10am – 7:30pm ET
Day 1: Monday, September 28, 2020
Day 2: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Day 3: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Day 4: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Day 5: Monday, October 5, 2020
Day 6: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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: $2,150

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 & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Allison McLay RP
Sep
30
Wed

MBCT Online (SOLD OUT)

Start: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Consider joining us on October 8th instead

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
Wednesday Evenings
Intake Interviews: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 10am – 12pm and 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: September 30, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: October 7 – November 25, 2020 | 6:30pm – 9pm ET
NOTE: November 11th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5pm – 9pm ET
Please reserve December 2nd 6:30pm – 9pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in case of technical difficulties
Registration closes September 23, 2020 at midnight 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: $550
Registration closes September 23, 2020 at midnight 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):Angie Kingma OT Reg. (Ont.) RP & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Oct
7
Wed

Free Online Info Session

Start: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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 7, 2020 | 6pm – 6:30pm + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein RP
Oct
8
Thu

MBCT Online

Start: Thursday, October 8, 2020

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
Thursday Evenings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 10am – 12pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: October 8, 2020 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm ET
Sessions 2-8: October 15 – December 3, 2020 | 5:30pm – 8pm ET
NOTE: November 19th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5pm – 9pm ET
Please reserve December 10th 5:30pm – 8pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in case of technical difficulties

Registration closes Sunday, October 4, 2020 at midnight 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: $550
Registration closes Sunday, October 4, 2020 at midnight 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):Rhea Plosker RSW & Allison McLay RP
Oct
14
Wed

Teacher Training Info Session

Start: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 6pm – 6:45pm + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jennifer Jeffery Program Manager - Education & Clinical Services
Oct
19
Mon

MBSR Online

Start: Monday, October 19, 2020

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
Monday Evenings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10am – 12pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: October 19, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: October 26 – December 7, 2020 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Saturday, November 28, 2020 | 10am – 2pm ET
Registration closes Tuesday, October 13, 2020 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: $520
Registration closes Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9am 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 & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Oct
20
Tue

CBT Mindfulness Primer Online

Start: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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
Session 1: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 1pm – 4pm ET
Session 2: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 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: $350
Payment, cancellation & refund policies

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker MC MASc RSW RP
Oct
22
Thu

MBCT Online

Start: Thursday, October 22, 2020

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
Thursday Evenings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 5pm – 9pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: October 22, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: October 29 – December 17, 2020 | 6:30pm – 9pm ET
NOTE: December 3rd is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5pm – 9pm ET

Registration closes October 18, 2020 at midnight 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: $550
Registration closes October 18, 2020 at midnight 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):Ian Singer MSW RSW & Hricha Rakshit OT Reg. (Ont.)
Oct
29
Thu

Inquiry Essentials Online

Start: Thursday, October 29, 2020

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
Session 1: Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
Session 2: Friday, October 30, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

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 & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW
Nov
2
Mon

MSC Online

Start: Monday, November 2, 2020

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
Monday Evenings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: November 2, 2020 | 5:30pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 9 – December 21, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Silent Retreat: Saturday, December 5, 2020 | 11am – 2pm ET
Registration closes Monday, October 26, 2020 at midnight 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: $625
Registration closes Monday, October 26, 2020 at midnight 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.

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 & Cassandra Cornacchia MSW RSW
Nov
3
Tue

Dharma with a Twist Online

Start: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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.

November 3-6, 2020
Day 1: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Day 2:
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Day 3:
Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Day 4:
Friday, November 6, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm 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.

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 & Pascal Auclair Core Teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts
Nov
9
Mon

Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience (MTER) Online

Start: Monday, November 9, 2020

Learn mindfulness skills that are accessible and transferable in a variety of clinical settings
Learn to facilitate the 4-week Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience (MTER) program. This introductory program brings the lens of mindfulness into clinical work, addressing the emotion and attention regulation of your clients. This program can prepare them for longer, 8-week mindfulness programs that are usually offered through specialized mental health services. 

This psychoeducational and skills-based program is for those who are considering bringing mindfulness into their practice and are wishing to learn more about how to do this. MTER is a short-term, trauma-informed program and can be accessible to people dealing with emotional instability. Clinicians who are interested in a brief, practical approach to learning about therapeutic mindfulness in a health care setting will benefit from this program.

Course Content
In this 4-day professional training course, participants will examine the four modules of the MTER program:

  • Module 1: introduction to mindfulness for mental health; emotional regulation with mindfulness; grounding for safety; three-minute breathing space meditation; bringing mindfulness into daily life
  • Module 2: introduction to neuroplasticity and neuroscience of mindfulness; the triune model of the brain; how to meditate; meditation of breath
  • Module 3: mindfulness of emotions; the emotions wheel; sitting with pleasant / unpleasant / neutral emotions; meditation on working with emotions in the body
  • Module 4: planning for mindfulness in daily life; balancing stress with nourishing activities, self-compassion meditation

Please note this 4-day training is considered an initial step in learning to deliver a mindfulness-based program.

Who Should Attend
This program is suitable for providers such as psychologists, social workers, and front line workers who are looking to begin to integrate mindfulness into the mental health field.

Timing
Monday – Thursday
Session 1: November 9, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Session 2: November 10, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Session 3: November 11, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Session 4: November 12, 2020 | 2pm – 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: $560
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Rachael Frankford MSW RSW
Nov
16
Mon

MBCT Basics Online

Start: Monday, November 16, 2020

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.

Timing
Session 1: Monday, November 16, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Session 2: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Session 3: Friday, November 20, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Session 4: Monday, November 23, 2020 | 2pm – 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: $560
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Nov
29
Sun

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive Online

Start: Sunday, November 29, 2020

Train to facilitate MBCT programs in an immersive online atmosphere with MBCT co-developer Zindel Segal. This is the third module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. Those not enrolled in the Centre’s MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program must apply.

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

Required Reading: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: Second Edition by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, John Teasdale
Recommended Reading: MBCT: Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice by Susan Woods, Patricia Rockman, Evan Collins

Timing:
Session 1: Sunday, November 29, 2020 | 10:00am – 7:30pm ET
Session 2: Monday, November 30, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Session 3: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 10am – 1:30pm ET
Session 4: Friday, December 4, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Session 5: Saturday, December 5, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Session 6: Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 10am – 1:30pm 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: $1,850

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.

* Senior MBCT Teacher Trainer Zindel Segal PhD C.Pysch will lead this TTI unless registration numbers are low

Facilitator(s):Zindel Segal* PhD C.Psych & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
Mar
29
Mon

MBCT Practicum Online

Start: Monday, March 29, 2021

Ontario’s only MBCT practicum accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada.
This is the fourth module of our
MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.
For more details, visit our MBCT Practicum page.

Timing
Monday Afternoons
Sessions 1-10*: March 29 – June 14, 2021 | 3:30pm – 7pm ET
* skips April 5th, May 24th

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

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP & Allison McLay RP