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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
3
Mon

MBCT in Downtown Toronto (SOLD OUT)

Start: Monday, February 3, 2020

Consider joining us on February 23rd instead

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
Orientation & Interview: February 3, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8*: February 10 – April 20, 2020 | 6pm – 8:30pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, April 5, 2020 | 10am – 4pm
* program skips Feb 17th, March 16th, April 13th

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

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):Wendy Stanyon RN & Margaret Reid C.Psych
Feb
4
Tue

Free Online Info Session

Start: Tuesday, February 4, 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
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 6pm – 6:30pm + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein RP
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
Intake Interviews: February 3rd or 4th via telephone or February 4th 4pm – 6pm in-person
Orientation & Session 1: February 4, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 2-8: February 11 – March 24, 2020 | 6pm – 8:30pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, March 22, 2020 | 10am – 4pm at our downtown location (180 Sudbury Street)

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
9
Sun

Full-Day Intro in Downtown Toronto

Start: Sunday, February 9, 2020

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, February 9, 2020 | 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
Feb
10
Mon

MBSR in Downtown Toronto

Start: Monday, February 10, 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
Monday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: February 10, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8*: February 24 – April 27, 2020 | 6:30pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 10am – 4pm
* program skips Feb 17th, March 16th, April 13th

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):Melissa Nigrini RP & Amanda Beaman C.Psych
Feb
15
Sat

Half-Day Intro Workshop in Guelph

Start: Saturday, February 15, 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, February 15, 2020 | 1pm – 4pm

Location
Karma Yoga Studio
404 York Road
Guelph, ON N1E 3H4

Fee: $85
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Feb
20
Thu

MBSR Online

Start: Thursday, February 20, 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): Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 6pm – 8pm ET or Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 10am – 12pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: February 20, 2020 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm ET
Sessions 2-8: February 27 – April 16, 2020 | 1:30pm – 4pm ET
Silent Retreat: Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 1pm – 5pm ET
* program skips March 19th
Registration closes February 17, 2020

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: $520
Registration closes February 17, 2020
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP & Rhea Plosker RSW RP
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
25
Tue

MBCT Online

Start: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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
Tuesday Evenings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Monday, February 24th | 6pm – 8pm ET or Tuesday, February 25th | 10am – 12pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: February 25, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8*: March 3 – April 28, 2020 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: Tuesday, April 14th is the 4-hour Silent Retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
* program skips March 17th

Registration closes Friday February 24th 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: $550
Registration closes Friday February 24th 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):Rhea Plosker RSW 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
Feb
27
Thu

MBSR in Guelph

Start: Thursday, February 27, 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 Evenings
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 5pm – 8pm
Orientation & Session 1: February 27, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 2-8*: March 5 – 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
Chapel Room
Harcourt United Church
87 Dean Avenue
Guelph, ON

Fees: $520
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):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Mar
5
Thu

MBSR in Downtown Toronto

Start: Thursday, March 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
Thursday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: March 5, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8: March 12 – April 30, 2020 | 6pm – 8:30pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 10am – 4pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $520
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):Allison McGee MD & Rhea Plosker RSW RP
Mar
7
Sat

Half-Day Intro in Downtown Toronto

Start: Saturday, March 7, 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, March 7, 2020 | 10am – 1pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $85
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Elaine Smookler RP
Mar
10
Tue

MSC in Downtown Toronto

Start: Tuesday, March 10, 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 & Interview: March 10, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8*: March 24 – May 12, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, April 26, 2020 | 1pm — 5pm
* program skips March 17th

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

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):Elaine Orsini RP & Cassandra Cornacchia MSW RSW
Mar
11
Wed

MBCT in Downtown Toronto

Start: Wednesday, March 11, 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 Afternoons
Orientation & Interview: March 11, 2020 | 1pm – 4pm
Sessions 1-8*: March 25 – May 13, 2020 | 1pm – 3:30pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 10am – 4pm
* program skips March 18th

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):Patricia Rockman MD & Rose Mina Munjee RP
Mar
24
Tue

MSC in Oakville

Start: Tuesday, March 24, 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
Mandatory Intake Interview: to be scheduled
Sessions 1-8: March 24 – May 12, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, April 26, 2020 | 1pm – 5pm

Location
The Studio at Gairloch Gardens
1302 Lakeshore Road East
Oakville, ON L6J 1L6

Fees
Early-Bird: $625 until January 31st
Regular: $695
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
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 | 12:30pm – 4:30pm
* 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
May
4
Mon

Mindfulness Booster in Downtown Toronto

Start: Monday, May 4, 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: May 4 – June 1, 2020 | 6:30pm – 8pm
* program skips May 18th

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $195
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 M.Ed. RP
May
11
Mon

MBSR in East Toronto

Start: Monday, May 11, 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
Monday Evenings
Orientation & Intake: May 11, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8*: May 25 – July 13, 2020 | 6pm – 8:30pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, July 11, 2020 | 10am – 4pm at our downtown location
* program skips May 18th

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

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):Gwen Morgan MSW RSW
May
14
Thu

Mindfulness Booster in Guelph

Start: Thursday, May 14, 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
Thursday Evenings
Sessions 1-4: May 14 – June 4, 2020 | 6:30pm – 8pm
Registration closes Monday, May 11, 2020

Location
Chapel Room
Harcourt United Church
87 Dean Avenue
Guelph, ON

Fee: $195
Registration closes Monday, May 11, 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.)