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Dec
1
Tue

MSC Online

Start: Tuesday, December 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
Tuesday Evenings
Orientation (via Zoom) & Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 1-8*: December 8, 2020 – February 9, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
* program skips December 29th
NOTE: January 19th is the 3-hour silent retreat held during the usual program time 6pm – 9pm ET
Please reserve February 16th 6pm – 9pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in case of technical difficulties.
Registration closes Sunday, November 29, 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 Sunday, November 29, 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):Christine Grace McMulkin MSW RSW & Elaine Orsini RP
Dec
2
Wed

Free Online Info Session

Start: Wednesday, December 2, 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, December 2, 2020 | 6pm – 6:30pm + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein RP
Dec
3
Thu

MBCT Online (Ontario Participants Only) SOLD OUT

Start: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Consider joining us on January 11th 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
Thursday Evenings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm ET and Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 10am – 12pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: December 3, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 2-8*: December 10, 2020 – February 11, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
* program skips December 24th & 31st
NOTE: January 28th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5pm – 9pm ET
Please reserve February 18th 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in case of technical difficulties.

Registration closes Friday, November 27th at noon

***Please note that this program is available only to Ontario, Canada residents due to liability and insurance purposes. If you live outside of Ontario and are looking to sign up for an MBCT program, please fill out our interest list here and we will contact you when the next program is scheduled.

If you are looking for an alternative date and time to take this program, please let us know here.

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 Friday, November 27th at noon
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

A valid OHIP card is required for this program.

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

Facilitator(s):Alison Kelford MD & Melissa Nigrini RP
Dec
10
Thu

Managing Mindfully this Holiday Season

Start: Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Centre’s pay-what-you-can Managing Mindfully series was launched in March 2020 in response to the Covid crisis. We continue to deliver these sessions to help our community during particularly difficult periods. This live one-hour online session will focus on how mindfulness can help during the holiday season. For ongoing support and connection, please join us on facebook for our live #MondayMeditations or register for one of our 8-week personal programs.
 

Managing Mindfully this Holiday Season is for anyone who is feeling the effects of our current situation and seeking opportunities for care and connection. On December 10th Patricia RockmanMD CCFP FCFP and Jeremy Finkelstein, RP will guide a series of mindfulness practices and discussions to increase our sense of connection both with ourselves and with others during this potentially challenging period. Self-care is an essential component of managing mood states and there is significant evidence that caring for others increases happiness and well-being. 

Note: These sessions are open to everyone – no matter if you have participated in previous sessions or are new to the group! No mindfulness experience required. 

Please join us as we all work together to maintain our mental and emotional health, enhance our resilience, and care for ourselves and all beings. Happy Holidays!   

Time
Thursday December 10th  – 3-4pm ET
Registration closes Thursday, December 10th at 9:00am ET

Online Format
Please note this will be an interactive webinar. For details on the optimal technical set-up, click here.
Pay What You Can
A recommended contribution of $25 is requested. We ask you to consider a minimum contribution of $10.
A Pay-What-You-Can registration option is available. To benefit our charitable initiatives, our facilitators donate their time and expertise. We ask that you please contribute what you can to help us deliver affordable mental health therapies to those in need. We regret that refunds will not be possible for this workshop. 
Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD & Jeremy Finkelstein RP
Jan
11
Mon

MBCT Online

Start: Monday, January 11, 2021

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
Monday Evenings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Friday, January 8, 2021 | 2pm – 4pm ET and Monday, January 11, 2021 | 10am – 12pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: January 11, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8*: January 18 – March 8, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, February 28, 2021 | 1pm – 5pm ET
* program skips February 15th
Please reserve March 15th 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 11:59pm

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 January 3, 2021 at midnight.
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):Melissa Nigrini RP
Jan
20
Wed

MBSR Online

Start: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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): Monday, January 18, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: January 20, 2021 | 5:30pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8*: January 27 – March 10, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, February 28, 2021 | 1pm – 5pm ET
Please reserve March 17th 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes Friday, January 15, 2021 at 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: $520
Registration closes Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4pm 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):Allison McLay RP & Chantel Walker
Jan
26
Tue

Advanced Mindfulness: Building Resilience (Ontario Participants Only)

Start: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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
Tuesdays
Sessions 1-4: January 26 – February 16, 2021 | 6:30pm – 8pm ET

Registration closes Monday, January 25th at 4pm ET

***Please note that this program is available only to Ontario, Canada residents due to liability and insurance purposes. If you live outside of Ontario and are looking to sign up for an MBCT program, please fill out our interest list here and we will contact you when the next program is scheduled.

If you are looking for an alternative date and time to take this program, please let us know here.

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
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Registration closes Monday, January 25th at 4pm ET

A valid OHIP card is required for this program.

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 & Joanna Shapiro MD
Feb
2
Tue

MSC Online

Start: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): TBD
Orientation: February 2, 2021 | 1pm – 3pm ET
Sessions 1-8*: February 5 – March 4, 2021 | 1pm – 4:30pm ET
NOTE: February 25th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 1pm – 5pm ET
NOTE: March 2nd is a 4-hour session | 1pm – 5pm ET
Please reserve March 9th 1pm – 4:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in case of technical difficulties.
Registration closes January 26, 2021 at midnight

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 January 26, 2021 at midnight
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):Eileen Beltzner MSW RSW Certified MSC Facilitator & Rainer Beltzner Certified MSC Facilitator
Feb
4
Thu

Mindfulness for Anxiety and Transition

Start: Thursday, February 4, 2021

Understand anxiety – how it limits you, and how you can navigate it.
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 Mindfulness for Anxiety and Transition page.

Timing
Thursday Evenings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Monday, February 1, 2021 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 2pm – 4pm ET
Part 1
Orientation & Session 1: February 4, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-6: February 11 – March 11, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET

Registration closes January 28, 2021 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.

Fees:
Full Program (Sessions 1-10): $625 (save $50) Only applied when participants register for part 1 & 2 together*
Part 1 only (Sessions 1-6): $450

Registration closes January 28, 2021 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 RP & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Feb
9
Tue

MBSR Online

Start: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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
Tuesdays
Orientation & Intake Interviews: February 9, 2021 | 6pm – 9:30pm ET
Sessions 1-8*: February 16 – April 20, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
* program skips March 16th
NOTE: April 6th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5pm – 9pm ET
Please reserve April 27th 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes Monday, February 8, 2021 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 Monday, February 8, 2021 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):Rhea Plosker RSW RP
Feb
17
Wed

MBCT Online

Start: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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
Orientation (via zoom) & Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET
Additional Intake Interviews (via telephone): Monday, February 22, 2021 | 10am – 12pm ET and 6pm – 8pm ET
Sessions 1-8*: February 24 – April 28, 2021 | 10am – 12:30pm ET
* program skips March 17th
NOTE: April 14th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 10am – 2pm ET
Please reserve May 5th 10am – 12:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation
Registration closes on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 9:00am

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 on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 9:00am
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):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Feb
25
Thu

Graduate Program in Mindfulness-Based Skills Development

Start: Thursday, February 25, 2021

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
Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm
Orientation & Session 1: February 25, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 2-8*: March 4 – April 29, 2021 | 6:30pm – 9pm ET
* program skips March 18th
NOTE: April 15th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5pm – 9pm ET
Please reserve May 6th 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes on Monday, February 22, 2021 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: $550
Registration closes on Monday, February 22, 2021 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):Ian Singer MSW RSW
Apr
1
Thu

Part 2 – Mindfulness for Anxiety and Transition

Start: Thursday, April 1, 2021

This program is only open to participants of Part 1

Understand anxiety – how it limits you, and how you can navigate it.
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 Mindfulness for Anxiety and Transition page.

Timing
Thursday Evenings
Part 2: Sessions 7-10: April 1 – April 22, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET

Registration closes March 30, 2021 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: $225
You must have taken Part 1 in order to join this program.

Registration closes March 30, 2021 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 RP & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)