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Nov
25
Mon

MBCT in Guelph

Start: Monday, November 25, 2019

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
Monday Evenings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 6pm-8pm & Monday, November 25, 2019 | 10am – 12pm
Orientation & Session 1:
 November 25, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 2-8*: December 2, 2019 – January 20, 2020 | 6pm – 8:30pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, January 11, 2020 | time TBD
* program skips December 30th
Registration closes on November 21, 2019

Location
42 Carden Street
Guelph, ON N1H 3A2

Fees
Early-Bird: $490 (until November 10th)
Regular: $550
Registration closes on November 21, 2019
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

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

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Nov
27
Wed

MBCT in Downtown Toronto (SOLD OUT)

Start: Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Please consider joining us on January 15 or adding your name to our Waiting List

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
Wednesday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: November 27, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8*: December 4, 2019 – February 5, 2020 | 6pm – 8:30pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 10am – 4pm
* program skips December 25th & January 1st

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $550
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

A valid OHIP card is required for this program and must be brought to the Orientation & Interview session.

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

Facilitator(s):Laura Lee Copeland MD FACEP & Elaine Smookler RP
Dec
1
Sun

Full-Day Intro in Downtown Toronto

Start: Sunday, December 1, 2019

Discover the power and benefits of mindfulness in-person from an experienced facilitator
This full-day immersive workshop gives the time and space needed to go deeper in understanding mindfulness and integrating it into everyday life.
For more details, visit our Mindfulness for Beginners page.

Timing
Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 10am – 4pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $150
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Please note that participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch for a mindful eating exercise.

Facilitator(s):Elaine Smookler RP
Dec
4
Wed

MBCT Online

Start: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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 Mornings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Monday, December 2, 2019 | 6pm – 8pm ET & Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 10am – 12pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: December 4, 2019 | 10am – 1pm ET
Sessions 2-8*: December 11, 2019 – February 12, 2020 | 10:30am – 1pm ET
* program skips December 25th & January 1st
** please note January 29th is the 4 hour Silent Retreat | 9:30am – 1:30pm ET **
Registration closes Friday, November 29, 2019

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
Early-Bird: $490 (until November 12th)
Regular: $550
Registration closes at 5pm on Friday, November 29, 2019
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Dec
5
Thu

MSC in Downtown Toronto

Start: Thursday, December 5, 2019

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
Thursday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: December 5, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8*: December 12, 2019 – February 13, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 12:30pm – 4:30pm
* program skips December 26th & January 2nd

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees
Early-Bird: $595 (until November 13th)
Regular: $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.

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP & Cassandra Cornacchia MSW RSW
Dec
12
Thu

Holiday Open House

Start: Thursday, December 12, 2019

We invite you to our Open House on Thursday, December 12th from 2pm to 5pm

Let’s take the time to practice mindfulness as a community.

Join us to share in conversation, food, drink and a short seasonal meditation.

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies
180 Sudbury Street, Toronto, ON

Facilitator(s):N/A
Dec
15
Sun

Half-Day Intro in Downtown Toronto

Start: Sunday, December 15, 2019

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, December 15, 2019 | 10:30am – 1:30pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $85
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Elaine Smookler RP
Dec
17
Tue

Teacher Training Info Session

Start: Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 6pm – 6:30pm + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Cassandra Cornacchia MSW RSW
Jan
6
Mon

Mindfulness Booster in Downtown Toronto

Start: Monday, January 6, 2020

Advance your mindfulness practice
Maintaining a mindfulness practice is difficult after a multi-week group program finishes. Mindfulness Booster helps you invigorate your mindfulness skills in 4 weekly sessions.
For more details, visit our Mindfulness Booster page.

Timing
Monday Evenings
Sessions 1-4: January 6 – 27, 2020 | 6pm – 7:30pm

Participants are asked to arrive 20-30 minutes early on January 6th

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $195
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

A valid OHIP card is required for this program and must be brought to the first session

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

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD & Melissa Nigrini RP
Jan
7
Tue

MBSR in Downtown Toronto

Start: Tuesday, January 7, 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
Tuesday Evenings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Orientation & Session 1: January 14, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 2-8: January 21 – March 3, 2020 | 6:30pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, February 23, 2020 | 10am – 4pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $520
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

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

Facilitator(s):Rose Mina Munjee RP
Jan
15
Wed

MBCT in Downtown Toronto

Start: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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
Wednesday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: January 15, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8: January 22 – March 11, 2020 | 6pm – 8:30pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 10am – 4pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $550
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

A valid OHIP card is required for this program and must be brought to the Orientation & Interview session.

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

Facilitator(s):Angie Kingma OT Reg. (Ont.) RP & Joanna Shapiro MD
Jan
18
Sat

Half-Day Intro Workshop in Guelph

Start: Saturday, January 18, 2020

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
Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 1pm – 4pm

Location
10C
42 Carden Street
Guelph, ON N1H 3A2

Fee: $85
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Jan
23
Thu

MBSR Online

Start: Thursday, January 23, 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
Thursday Afternoons
Intake Interviews (via telephone): January 23, 2020 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: January 30, 2020 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm ET
Sessions 2-8: February 6 – April 9, 2020 | 1:30pm – 4pm ET
NOTE: Thursday, March 26th is the 4-hour Silent Retreat | 1pm – 5pm ET
* program skips February 20th & March 19th

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.

CMS Supervision Program
Some sessions may need to be recorded for faculty supervision purposes. Recordings will only be reviewed by CMS Senior Faculty for the purposes of quality assurance and/or training. Recordings will be destroyed within 2 weeks of the program end date.
For further information, please contact the Centre before registering.

Fees: $520
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker RSW RP
Jan
31
Fri

MSC Intensive in Downtown Toronto

Start: Friday, January 31, 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. While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding of periods of suffering. It also helps us accept our flaws and better understand our challenges.

MSC is a research-supported program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer. Research on self-compassion have shown that it boosts happiness and improves relationships while reducing anxiety, depression and shame. Increased levels of self-compassion can transform empathy fatigue into wholehearted engagement with others.

Participants Will Learn
To befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. The 5-day intensive explores typical responses as difficulties arise.

Who Should Attend
All are welcome. It is especially beneficial for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBCT/MBSR. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher.

Timing
Friday – Tuesday
Sessions 1 & 2: January 31, 2020 | 9am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 5:30pm
Sessions 3 & 4: February 1, 2020 | 9am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 5:30pm
Session 6 & Silent Retreat: February 2, 2020 | 9am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 6pm
Sessions 5 & 7: February 3, 2020 | 9am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 5:30pm
Session 8: February 4, 2020 | 9am – 1pm

Fee: $780
Registration closes Sunday, January 26, 2020
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.

Facilitator(s):Eileen Beltzner MSW RSW Certified MSC Teacher & Rainer Beltzner Certified MSC Teacher
Feb
4
Tue

MBCT in East Toronto

Start: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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
Tuesday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: February 4, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8*: February 11 – April 14, 2020 | 6pm – 8:30pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, March 29, 2020 | 10am – 4pm at our downtown location
* program skips March 17th & March 31st

Location
Beach United Church
Upstairs (Chapel Room)
140 Wineva Avenue
Toronto, ON M4E 2T4

Fee: $550
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

A valid OHIP card is required for this program and must be brought to the Orientation & Interview session.

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

Facilitator(s):Shawna Perlin MD & Christine Bilinski RP
Feb
5
Wed

MBSR in Guelph

Start: Wednesday, February 5, 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
Wednesday Evenings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 5pm – 8pm
Orientation & Session 1: February 5, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 2-8*: February 12 – April 1, 2020 | 6:30pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, March 29, 2020 | 10am – 4pm
* program skips March 18th
Registration closes on Sunday, February 2, 2020

Location
10C
42 Carden Street
Guelph, ON N1H 3A2

Fees: $520
Registration closes on Sunday, February 2, 2020
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

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

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Feb
13
Thu

Expecting Mindfully

Start: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Nourish your emotional well-being during pregnancy and post-partum

Expecting Mindfully is an eight-week mental health and wellness group program designed for birthing parents and new mamas. Expecting Mindfully is offered live online through web conferencing so you can attend the group from your home. Babies and young children, and the inevitable interruptions they create, are welcome and expected. Each session will be 2.5 hours long, including time for breaks and time to interact in small groups with other participants and with the facilitators.

Expecting Mindfully is adapted from the extensively researched, effective, and popular Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program. The Expecting Mindfully workbook (authors and developers Dr. Sona Dimidjian and Dr Sherryl Goodman) is used in supporting this group. All participants are required to purchase an electronic or paper copy, with links provided below.

Who Should Attend
This program is for you if:

  • You are an individual who is pregnant, post-partum, or in early motherhood and you want to maintain the best possible mental health and well-being for both you and your baby
  • You are concerned about the effects of feeling down, stressed, tired, or anxious on your parenting and the well-being of your baby
  • You have a personal history of living with anxiety or depression and wish to take preventative steps to prevent recurrence

Participants Will Learn
The Expecting Mindfulness program uses mindfulness practices, cognitive exercises, and supportive discussion to help you develop the skills required to change your way of thinking and acting in a way that:

  • Helps you nurture your mental health during this important time in your life
  • Helps with managing the stress and anxiety around pregnancy and early parenthood
  • Helps prevent depression or the recurrence of depression

Required Resource: Expecting Mindfully: Nourish Your Emotional Well-Being and Prevent Depression during Pregnancy and Postpartum by Sona Dimidjian and Sherryl H. Goodman
Please purchase via the publisher Guilford PressAmazon.ca, Amazon.com, or others.

Timing
Thursday Mornings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, February 11th or Wednesday, February 12th | 9:30am – 11:30am
Orientation & Session 1: February 13, 2020 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
Sessions 2-8*: February 20 – April 9, 2020 | 9:30am – 12pm
* programs skips March 19th
Registration closes on Sunday, February 9, 2020

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $550
Registration closes on Sunday, February 9, 2020
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker RSW RP & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Feb
23
Sun

MBCT in Downtown Toronto

Start: Sunday, February 23, 2020

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
Sunday Mornings
Orientation & Interview: February 23, 2020 | 10am – 1pm
Sessions 1-8: March 1 – May 10, 2020 | 10am – 12:30pm
NOTE: Sunday, April 26th is the 6-hour Silent Retreat | 10am – 4pm
* program skips March 15th & April 12th

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $550
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

A valid OHIP card is required for this program and must be brought to the Orientation & Interview session.

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

Facilitator(s):Sharon Cirone MD & Allison McLay RP
Feb
27
Thu

Graduate Program in Mindfulness-Based Skills Development

Start: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Essential Skills for Mindfulness Meditation & Living a Mindful Life
Deepen and develop your practice of mindfulness in this 8-week program especially designed for graduates of MBCT, MBSR, or MSC. A signature focus of this program is on extending the discrete skills of mindfulness meditation as transferable skills, directly applicable into everyday life.
For more details, visit our MBSD page.

Timing
Thursday Evenings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): February 25-26, 2020 if required
Sessions 1-8*: February 27 – April 23, 2020 | 6:30pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 10am – 4pm
* program skips March 19th
Registration closes on Sunday, February 23, 2020

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $550
Registration closes on Sunday, February 23, 2020
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

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

Facilitator(s):Ian Singer MSW RSW
Apr
1
Wed

MSC in East Toronto

Start: Wednesday, April 1, 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
Wednesday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: April 1, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8*: April 8 – June 10, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 1:30pm – 5:30pm
* program skips April 29th & May 27th

Location
Beach United Church
Upstairs (Chapel Room)
140 Wineva Avenue
Toronto, ON M4E 2T4

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.

Facilitator(s):Christine Grace McMulkin MSW RSW Certified MSC Teacher & Rose Mina Munjee RP Trained MSC Teacher