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Oct
4
Mon

Free Online Info Session

Start: Monday, October 4, 2021

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, October 4, 2021 | 6pm – 6:30pm + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein RP
Oct
7
Thu

MBCT Online

Start: Thursday, October 7, 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
Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Friday, October 8, 2021 | 2pm – 4pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: October 14, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: October 21 – December 9, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: November 25th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5pm – 9pm ET
Please reserve December 16th 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.”
Registration closes October 8, 2021 at 4 pm 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
Registration closes October 8, 2021 at 4 pm 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):Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Jeremy Finkelstein RP
Oct
12
Tue

MSC Online

Start: Tuesday, October 12, 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
Orientation: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 6pm – 7pm ET
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 7pm – 10pm ET and Thursday, October 13, 2021 | 5pm – 7pm ET
Sessions 1-8: October 19 – December 14, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
NOTE: November 23th is the 3-hour silent retreat during the normal session time
Please reserve December 21st 6pm – 9pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Late registrants will be accepted until October 15, 2021 at 9am ET. They will be interviewed Monday, October 18, 2021 | 7:30pm – 9pm 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
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
Oct
12
Tue

Mindfully Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty

Start: Tuesday, October 12, 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 Mindfully Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty page.

Timing
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 5pm – 7pm ET and Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: October 19, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: October 26 – December 7, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Please reserve December 14th 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.

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

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker RSW RP & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Oct
13
Wed

MBSR Online (Ontario Only)

Start: Wednesday, October 13, 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
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Friday, October 8, 6pm – 8pm, Saturday, October 9, 10am – 12pm, Sunday, October 10, 12pm – 3pm & Wednesday, October 13, 9am – 10am ET
Orientation & Session 1: October 13, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: October 20 – December 8, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: November 24th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please reserve December 15th 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes October 6, 2021 at 5pm 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 MBSR 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: $530
Registration closes October 6, 2021 at 5pm ET 
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):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Amanda Beaman C.Psych
Oct
14
Thu

Graduate Program in Mindfulness-Based Skills Development

Start: Thursday, October 14, 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): Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 11:45am – 1:15pm ET and Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm
Orientation & Session 1: October 21, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: October 28 – December 9, 2021 | 6:30pm – 9pm ET
NOTE: Session 7 on December 2nd is a 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please reserve December 16th 6:30pm – 9pm 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: $550
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
Oct
25
Mon

MBCT Online

Start: Monday, October 25, 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
Mondays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 9am – 10am ET and 6pm – 8pm ET and also Friday, October 22, 2021 | 4pm – 7pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: October 25, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 1 – December 13, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 5, 2021 | 2pm – 6pm ET
Registration closes October 20, 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: $560
Registration closes October 20, 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):Angie Kingma OT Reg. (Ont.) & Rhea Plosker RSW RP
Oct
28
Thu

MBSR Online

Start: Thursday, October 28, 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
Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): TBD
Orientation & Session 1: October 28, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 4 – December 16, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 5, 2021 | 10am – 2pm ET
Registration closes October 25, 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: $530
Registration closes October 25, 2021 at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP & Jacquie Dover RN
Nov
16
Tue

MBSR Online

Start: Tuesday, November 16, 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
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Friday, November 12, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET and Monday, November 15, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: November 16, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 23, 2021 – January 11, 2022 | 10am – 12:30pm ET
NOTE: December 28th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 9:30am – 1:30pm ET
Please reserve January 18th 10am – 12:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes November 10, 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: $530
Registration closes November 10, 2021 at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD & Elaine Orsini RP
Mar
4
Fri

Advanced Practice Silent Retreat

Start: Friday, March 4, 2022

Advance your mindfulness practice with an extended weekend of silence.
This silent retreat is for those who have completed a mindfulness-based program such as MBCT, MBSR, MAT, or MSC and would like to deepen their practice. This weekend retreat will allow you to embrace an extended period of silence and to engage in a process of self-discovery.

You will be guided through formal and informal practice by two of the Centre’s senior facilitators including our co-founder and Director of Education & Clinical Services Patricia Rockman. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss in small groups what is coming up for you during the extended practice. There will also be two periods of inquiry, the discussion and exploration that often follows a period of mindfulness meditation.
Silent retreats allow the opportunity to work with both the joys and challenges of mindfulness. Facilitators will be available to answer questions or assist you as needed. Participants are encouraged to maintain silence outside of the sessions whenever possible. Detailed recommendations about how to get the most from this online experience will be shared about one week before the start date.

Timing
Friday – Sunday
Session 1: March 4, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Session 2: March 5, 2022 | 9:30am – 6pm ET
Session 3: March 6, 2022 | 9:30am – 6pm ET
Registration closes Wednesday, March 2, 2022 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: $250
Registration closes Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

This program is only open to participants who reside in Ontario.
If you’re interested in taking this course but do not reside in this province or don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

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