Personal Programs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jul
18
Mon

Free Online Info Session

Start: Monday, July 18, 2022

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
Monday, July 18, 2022 | 6pm – 7pm

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein RP
Jul
20
Wed

MBCT Online

Start: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, July 21, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, July 25, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: July 27, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: August 3 – September 14, 2022 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, September 11, 2022 | 2pm – 6pm ET
Registration closes July 22nd at noon 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 $460 (Summer Sale Price)
Registration closes July 22nd at noon ET
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 & Elaine Orsini RP
Aug
9
Tue

MBSR Online

Start: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Learn practical ways to manage stress
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8 week program that can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood and working memory, develop more awareness, increase resilience, and enhance focus and concentration. This psycho-educational group program helps develop capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to manage stress and build resilience.
For more details, visit our MBSR page

Timing
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, August 9, 2022 | 5pm – 9pm ET and Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, August 15, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: August 16, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: August 23 – October 11, 2022 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: September 27th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please try to reserve October 18, 2022 | 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.

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Social Worker (RSW Ont.): Ontario & Quebec
  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP Ont.): Ontario & Quebec
  • Clinical Psychologist (C.Psych Ont.): Ontario

    Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations.

If you live outside Ontario or Quebec, you may only take this program for professional development reasons. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

Fee: $530 $430
Registration closes August 12, 2022 at noon ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Amanda Beaman C.Psych & Rhea Plosker RSW RP
Aug
25
Thu

MBCT Online

Start: Thursday, August 25, 2022

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
Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 6:30pm – 9pm ET and Monday, August 29, 2022 | 6:30pm – 9pm ET and Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 6:30pm – 9pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: September 1, 2022 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Sessions 2-8: September 8 – October 27, 2022 | 6:30pm – 9pm ET
NOTE: October 13th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 6pm – 10pm ET
Registration closes August 30th 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: $560 $460 (Summer Sale Price)
Registration closes August 30th at 9am ET
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):Melissa Nigrini RP & Alaina Johnston MSW RSW
Sep
14
Wed

Mindfully Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty

Start: Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty – living the life you want to live.
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 Mindfully Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty page.

Timing
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: September 21, 2022 | 6:30pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: September 28 – November 9, 2022 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm ET
Registration closes on September 19th at 9am ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info
Registrants from Ontario*, Quebec*, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, NWT, Yukon, Nunavut can receive an insurance receipt from OT Reg. (Ont.).
*Ontario & Quebec registrants can receive an insurance receipt from RSW, RP as well as OT Reg. (Ont.)
If you live outside these provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasons and will not be eligible to receive an insurance receipt. 

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 $450
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker RSW RP & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Sep
18
Sun

MBSR in Guelph

Start: Sunday, September 18, 2022

Learn practical ways to manage stress
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8 week program that can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood and working memory, develop more awareness, increase resilience, and enhance focus and concentration. This psycho-educational group program helps develop capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to manage stress and build resilience.
For more details, visit our MBSR page

Timing
Sundays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 5pm – 8pm and Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 5pm – 8pm and Sunday, September 18, 10am – 12pm
Orientation & Session 1: September 18, 2022 | 5pm – 8pm
Sessions 2-8*: September 25 – November 20, 2022 | 5pm – 7:30pm
* program skips October 9th
NOTE: November 6th is the 6-hour silent retreat | 10am – 4pm

Location
Shake It Off Studio
9 Woodlawn Rd E
Guelph, ON N1H 1G5

In-person program policies

We are thrilled to finally welcome you back to our space and continue to practice mindfulness as a community together. As we mindfully re-open our doors this fall, we continue to keep your health and safety as our top priority.

Health Policy

  • We will follow provincial and local Public Health Guidelines and make updates to our health policy as required. Please consult the Wellington Dufferin Public health website for the latest updates: www.wdgpublichealth.ca
  • Masks are currently optional. We encourage all participants to act in accordance with what feels best and most comfortable for themselves.
  • Please note that facilitators will also be following their regulatory college guidelines in regard to Covid-19 policy.
  • We ask that you continue to abide by health and hygiene etiquette to keep our community safe and do not come to our location if you are:
    • Displaying symptoms of Covid-19
    • Have tested positive for Covid-19
    • Have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive
  • If you feel sick and have to miss a session:
    • We ask that you please stay at home and notify the facilitator via email. We are unable to offer make-up sessions. We ask that you please review handouts and complete home practices and contact the facilitator if you have any questions.

Cleaning/Disinfecting

    • We ask participants to bring their own yoga mat if possible.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available, and we encourage you to use it upon entering the space.
    • Cleaning/disinfecting of all high touch areas will be completed before each session.
    • Natural Health Canada approved wipes will be provided for participants to use on mats and chairs after use for disinfecting purposes.


Fee:
$530
Registration closes September 15, 2022 at noon ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Prabh Dhami
Sep
18
Sun

MSC Online

Start: Sunday, September 18, 2022

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
Sundays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm as well as Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm
Sessions 1-8*: September 18 – November 20, 2022 | 1pm – 4pm
* program skips October 9th
NOTE: October 30th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 1pm – 5pm
Please try to reserve November 27, 2022 | 1pm – 4pm 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
Registration closes on September 12, 2022 at 9am 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.

Facilitator(s):Eileen Beltzner MSW RSW Certified MSC Facilitator & Rainer Beltzner Certified MSC Facilitator
Sep
21
Wed

MBSR Online

Start: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Learn practical ways to manage stress
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8 week program that can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood and working memory, develop more awareness, increase resilience, and enhance focus and concentration. This psycho-educational group program helps develop capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to manage stress and build resilience.
For more details, visit our MBSR page

Timing
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, September 26, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: September 28, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: October 5 – November 23, 2022 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: November 9th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30am – 9:30pm ET
Please try to reserve November 30, 2022 | 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: $530
Registration closes September 26, 2022 at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP & Natalie Besharat
Oct
4
Tue

MBCT Online

Start: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, October 10, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: October 11, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: October 18 – December 6, 2022 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: November 22nd is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please try to reserve December 13, 2022 | 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: $560
Registration closes October 7th, 2022 at noon ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Gwen Morgan MSW RSW
Oct
11
Tue

MBSR in Downtown Toronto

Start: Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Learn practical ways to manage stress
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8 week program that can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood and working memory, develop more awareness, increase resilience, and enhance focus and concentration. This psycho-educational group program helps develop capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to manage stress and build resilience.
For more details, visit our MBSR page

Learn more about our in-person program policies here

Timing
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 10am – 12pm and Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 10am – 12pm and Monday, October 17, 2022 | 10am – 12pm
Orientation & Session 1: October 18, 2022 | 10am – 1pm
Sessions 2-8: October 25 – December 6, 2022 | 10am – 12:30pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, November 27, 2022 | 10am – 4pm
Please try to reserve December 13, 2022 | 10am – 12:30pm in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.

Fee: $530
Registration closes October 14, 2022 at noon ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Amanda Guthrie ND RP
Nov
3
Thu

Advanced Mindfulness: Building Resilience

Start: Thursday, November 3, 2022

A graduate program to advance your mindfulness practice and enhance resilience.
This live online graduate program will focus on reinvigorating your mindfulness practice while strengthening resilience. Anyone who has completed an 8-week MBCT, MBSR, or MSC program will benefit from this 4-week program that recharges your practice and further builds upon your ability to adapt and cope with change and life challenges.

For more details, visit our Advanced Mindfulness: Building Resilience page.

Timing
Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): as required
Sessions 1-4: November 3 – 24, 2022 | 7pm – 8:30pm 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: $195
Registration closes Tuesday, November 1st at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP