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Mar
4
Wed

MBCT Practicum in Toronto

Start: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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
Wednesday Evenings
Sessions 1-10*: March 4 – May 20, 2020 | 5:30pm – 9pm
* course skips March 18th & May 6th

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees
Early-Bird: $2,395 (until January 31st)
Regular: $2,595
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Online participation may be possible for this course.
If interested, email jennifer@MindfulnessStudies.com

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP & Allison McLay RP
Mar
6
Fri

Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience (MTER) Training Course

Start: Friday, March 6, 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 2-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 2-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
Session 1: Friday, March 6, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
Session 2: Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $560
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Rachael Frankford MSW RSW
Mar
27
Fri

Inquiry Essentials in Toronto

Start: Friday, March 27, 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:  Friday, March 27, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
Session 2:  Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $560
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Online participation may be possible for this course.
If interested, email jennifer@MindfulnessStudies.com

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Allison McLay RP
Apr
1
Wed

CBT Mindfulness Primer Online

Start: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A practical introduction to the current landscape of cognitive therapies.
This the second module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program
For more details, visit our CBT Mindfulness Primer page.

Timing
Wednesday & Friday
Session 1: April 1, 2020 | 9:30am – 12:30pm ET
Session 2: April 3, 2020 | 9:30am – 12:30pm 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: $350
Payment, cancellation & refund policies

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Apr
24
Fri

MBCT Basics in Toronto

Start: Friday, April 24, 2020

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

Timing
Friday & Saturday
Session 1: April 24, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
Session 2: April 25, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $560 
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
Apr
29
Wed

Mindfulness Core Concepts Online

Start: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Learn about the research and application of mindfulness
This is the first module of our MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program.
For more details, see our Mindfulness Core Concepts page.

Timing
Session 1: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 11am – 2pm ET
Session 2: Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 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
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini M.Ed. RP
May
1
Fri

Integrating Mindfulness into Psychotherapy

Start: Friday, May 1, 2020

An introduction to the personal and clinical practice of mindfulness 

This course will introduce you to the practice of mindfulness, both theoretically and experientially, in order to help you establish your own personal mindfulness practice as well as incorporate it in your clinical work.

Originally taught as a Buddhist practice 2,500 years ago, mindfulness in its current, westernized form refers to a state of deliberate attention and focus in the present moment, with an open and accepting attitude. Today, decades of research have confirmed mindfulness as a validated and effective intervention for a variety of mental and physical health problems, and an increasing number of psychologists and psychotherapists are incorporating mindfulness into their clinical practice.

Course Objectives

  • Become familiar with the concept of mindfulness and its historical context
  • Learn key and useful scientific findings that support the practice of mindfulness
  • Learn to guide a range of guided mindfulness meditations
  • Learn the basics of how to incorporate mindfulness in psychotherapy
  • Access resources for establishing a personal mindfulness practice

Who Should Attend
This two-day experiential training is geared toward psychologists, psychotherapists, and other mental health professionals interested in enhancing their clinical practice through the personal and professional use of mindfulness.

Timing
Session 1: Friday, May 1, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
Session 2: Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $560
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Joe Flanders PhD OPQ
May
2
Sat

MBSR Teacher Training Intensive in BC

Start: Saturday, May 2, 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

Timing: May 2-8, 2020
Begins Saturday, May 2, 2020
– Check-in at 4pm
– Dinner at 6pm
– Session starts at 7pm
Ends Friday, May 8, 2020
– Session ends at 11am
– Optional lunch at 12pm

Location
Bethlehem Centre
2371 Arbot Road
Nanaimo, BC V9R 6S9

Early-Bird Fees (available until January 28, 2020)
$2,925 double occupancy
$3,275 single occupancy
Regular Fees
(as of January 29, 2020)
$3,125 double occupancy
$3,475 single occupancy

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 remember to apply before registering.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW
Oct
16
Fri

Advanced TTI in B.C.

Start: Friday, October 16, 2020

Deepen your facilitation and mindful inquiry skills at this 4-day Advanced Teacher Training Intensive. This workshop is open to all mindfulness-based facilitators who have taught at least two mindfulness-based programs. It is also the final module of the Centre’s Advanced Certification. Please see the ATTI webpage for more information.

The 2020 ATTI will take place in Victoria, B.C. if sufficient interest is demonstrated. There is the option to register your commitment to attend with a $200 deposit*.

Location Victoria, B.C.

Timing October 16-19, 2020

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Fees
Early-Bird:
$1,925 (available until June 15, 2020)
Regular:
$2,075 (as of June 16, 2020)
* If you are committed to attending the 2020 ATTI in B.C. but do not wish to pay the full ticket price at this time, please purchase the $200 deposit ticket to register your interest. You will then be emailed a $200 discount code to use when completing your registration. If you withdraw from the event on or before June 15, 2020, you will receive a refund minus a $50 administrative fee. If you withdraw from the event after June 15, 2020, the $200 deposit will not be refunded. If the event is cancelled, you will receive a full refund on any purchased tickets. Additional Payment, cancellation and refund policies.

Required Reading: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Embodied Presence and Inquiry in Practice by Susan Woods, Patricia Rockman, Evan Collins
– purchasable via the publisher New Harbinger or Amazon.ca or
Indigo Chapters

Facilitator(s):Susan Woods MSW LICSW & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
Oct
29
Thu

Inquiry Essentials in Downtown Toronto

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

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $560
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW
Nov
2
Mon

Dharma with a Twist in Ontario

Start: Monday, November 2, 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 2-6, 2020
Begins: Monday, November 2, 2020
– check-in at 4pm
– dinner at 5:30pm
– first session at 7pm
Ends: Friday, November 6, 2020
– session ends at 11:30am
– optional lunch at 12:30pm

Location
Ecology Retreat Centre
308046 Hockley Road
Mono, ON L9W 6N2

Early-Bird Fees (available until September 14, 2020)
$940 double occupancy
$1,260 single occupancy*

Regular Fees
(as of September 15, 2020)
$1,040 double occupancy
$1,360 single occupancy*

* Please note that only a limited number of single rooms will be available for immediate registration. Once these spots are sold out, you can register for a “double room – single waiting list” in case more single rooms become available. If you are offered a single room upgrade, you will be asked to pay the additional $300 online before the retreat.

Costs & Donation
The registration fee covers the cost of room and board only. The teachers will not receive any payments from the organization. The facilitators, following the teachings on the practice of generosity of the ancient Buddhist tradition, will be offering their time and their facilitation skills to the retreatants. Participants are invited to consider this deeply and to consider making a donation on top of the fees in appreciation of the facilitator’s donated time and skills and to support them in their well-being and livelihood. There are opportunities to donate in person at the retreat and participants will also be provided with an electronic method to donate as well.

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 & Pascal Auclair Core Teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts
Nov
13
Fri

Mindfulness Core Concepts in Montréal

Start: Friday, November 13, 2020

Learn about the research and application of mindfulness
This is the first module of our MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program.
For more details, see our Mindfulness Core Concepts page.

Timing
Friday, November 13, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Location
MindSpace
1310 Greene Ave #500
Westmount, QC H3Z 2B2

Fee: $350
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Joe Flanders PhD OPQ
Nov
14
Sat

MBSR TTI in Quebec

Start: Saturday, November 14, 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

November 14-20, 2020
Starts: Saturday, November 14, 2020
– check-in at 4pm
– dinner at 6pm
– first session at 7pm
Ends: Friday, November 20, 2020
– session ends at 11am
– optional lunch at 12pm

Location
Kio-O Centre de ressourcement et de créativité
1905, ch. du Rang 6
Ste-Lucie, Québec J0T 2J0

Early-Bird Fees (available until September 14, 2020)
$2,925 double occupancy
$3,425 single occupancy**

Regular Fees (as of September 15, 2020)
$3,125 double occupancy
$3,625 single occupancy**

** Please note that only a limited number of single rooms will be available for immediate registration. Once these spots are sold out, you can register for a “double room – single waiting list” in case more single rooms become available. If you are offered a single room upgrade, you will be asked to pay the additional $500 online before the retreat.

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 remember to apply before registering.

* Senior MBSR Teacher Trainer Susan Woods MSW LICSW will lead this TTI unless registration numbers are low

Facilitator(s):Susan Woods* MSW LICSW & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Joe Flanders PhD OPQ