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Oct
20
Sun

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive in Ontario

Start: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Train to facilitate MBCT programs in an immersive atmosphere with senior MBCT trainers. This is the third module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.

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

Timing: October 20-25, 2019
Begins Sunday, October 20, 2019
– Check-in at 4pm
– Dinner at 5:30pm
– Session starts at 7pm
Ends Friday, October 25, 2019
– Session ends at 11:30am
– Optional lunch at 12:30pm

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

Fees
Early-Bird:
CAD$2,500 double / CAD$3,000 single (until August 20th)
Regular:
CAD$2,750 double / CAD$3,250 single
Please note as a charity, we do not charge tax on our fees.
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Remember to apply before registering.

Facilitator(s):Andréanne Elie MD FRCPC & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
Nov
3
Sun

Advanced Teacher Training Intensive in Downtown Toronto

Start: Sunday, November 3, 2019

Deepen your facilitation and mindful inquiry skills. This teacher training intensive is the final module of our Advanced Certification.

This 4-day Advanced Teacher Training Intensive (ATTI) is for MBSR, MBCT and other MBP teachers interested in supporting and strengthening their teaching skills. It satisfies the certification requirements for the certificate program at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies but is also for those mindfulness-based teachers who have taught at least two MBSR/MBCT programs or other mindfulness-based program. All participants will have attended silent teacher-led meditation retreats and have a personal practice.

Participants practise teaching and inquiry, receiving extensive feedback, making this training highly experiential. In addition, the language in guidance and inquiry is emphasized. The enhancement of the teacher’s self-reflective capacity is stressed to ensure they stay close to the core of these mindfulness-based programs – working with their own reactivity and attachment to outcome when this arises in their teaching. Exercises that address a range of emotions and reactions related to their personal and professional teaching experience and to the MBSR/MBCT experience are provided. We will also address professional and personal ethics as they relate to mindfulness based programs.

This course will be led by Susan L. Woods and Dr. Patricia Rockman. Susan Woods is a senior Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction/Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBSR/MBCT) advisor and supervisor, and one of the world’s leading experts and trainers in mindful inquiry. Dr. Patricia Rockman is the Director of Education and Clinical Studies here at The Centre, and has been educating healthcare providers in stress reduction, CBT and mindfulness-based practices for over 20 years. They are both authors of the book: “Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Embodied Presence and Inquiry in Practice” along with Dr. Evan Collins.

Participants Will Learn

  • To enhance facilitation skills and delivery of inquiry and the mindfulness meditation practices through teach-backs, coaching and feedback
  • To learn guidance and inquiry as an embodied practice informed by the attitudinal foundations
  • To understand the reasons for maintaining fidelity to MBCT/MBSR protocols related to patient/client outcomes and research
  • To develop adult education skills for individual and group process and experiential learning
  • To be able to apply Buddhist concepts to MBSR and MBCT delivery and inquiry (e.g. the 4 noble truths, the 4 foundations, 3 characteristics)


Who Should Attend
Mindfulness-Based Program (MBP) facilitators who meet the following prerequisites:
○ Advanced degree
○ Have taught at least 2 MBSR/MBCT programs or other mindfulness-based program
○ Personal mindfulness practice
○ Have attended silent teacher-led meditation retreat(s) of at least 5 days

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

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Timing
4-day training: Sunday – Wednesday
November 3-6, 2019 | 8:30am – 4:30pm


Fees
Early-Bird: $1,595 (until September 3rd)
Regular: $1,795
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

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.

Facilitator(s):Susan Woods MSW LICSW & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
Nov
6
Wed

Mindfulness Core Concepts Online

Start: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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: November 6, 2019 | 12:30pm – 2:30pm ET
Session 2: November 7, 2019 | 12:30pm – 2:30pm ET
Session 3: November 8, 2019 | 12:30pm – 2:30pm ET

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

Fee: $350
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
Nov
10
Sun

MBSR TTI in Ontario (SOLD OUT)

Start: Sunday, November 10, 2019

To add your name to the waiting list, please click here. Consider registering for our 2020 MBSR TTI in BC.

Train to facilitate MBSR programs with Susan Woods. 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: November 10-16, 2019
Begins Sunday, November 10, 2019
– Check-in at 4pm
– Dinner at 5:30pm
– Session starts at 7pm
Ends Saturday, November 16, 2019
– 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 9, 2019)
$2,825 double occupancy
$3,325 single occupancy
Regular Fees
$2,925 double occupancy
$3,425 single occupancy
Please Note: 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.

Facilitator(s):Susan Woods MSW LICSW & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
Nov
21
Thu

MBCT Basics in Montréal

Start: Thursday, November 21, 2019

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
Session 1: Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
Session 2: Friday, November 22, 2019 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

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

Fee: $560 
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Andréanne Elie MD FRCPC
Jan
20
Mon

MBCT Basics Online

Start: Monday, January 20, 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
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Week 1: January 20, 22, 24, 2020 | 9:30am – 11:30am ET
Week 2: January 27, 29, 31, 2020 | 9:30am – 11:30am 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):Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
Jan
23
Thu

Mindfulness Core Concepts

Start: Thursday, January 23, 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
Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $350
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
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
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
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