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Feb
26
Tue

Free MSC for Teens Info Session in Oakville

Start: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Workshop For Parents of Teens

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

Timing: Tuesday, 26 February 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Fee: No charge. Registration is required in order to reserve your seat.
Registration and information at https://mfyfeb12.eventbrite.ca

This workshop is for parents who:

  • Want to learn more about what is happening a teen’s brain as it is maturing and preparing for adulthood.
  • Are interested in having their teen learn skills and practices that will help them to effectively weather-well: the normal up and down moods, challenging emotions, hurt feelings; and negative, in-their-head, self-talk.
  • Want to learn about tools that will help their teen respond to life challenges with self-kindness and care, rather than harsh self-criticism triggering their threat system.
  • Want to learn about skills that will help their teen bounce back more quickly when hard stuff happens to them or to someone they know and care about.
  • Want to learn more about the mindfulness for teens training program for young people between the ages of 12-15 and 16-19 years of age called Making Friends with Yourself (MFY).
  • Want to learn some Mindful Self-Compassion Parenting practices that will really help when their teen’s behaviour is in a downward spiral, and needs their parent’s calm the most.
Facilitator(s):Eileen Beltzner MSW RSW & Michelle Taggart BA BEd
Feb
27
Wed

MBCT Online (registration closes Feb 23rd)

Start: Wednesday, February 27, 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 Evenings
Intake Interviews:
via telephone Monday, February 25th 11am – 1pm ET or Tuesday, February 26th 6pm – 8pm ET
** please note that completed intake forms must be submitted by 5pm ET on Sunday, February 24th **
Orientation & Session 1:
February 27, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8*: March 6 – April 24, 2019 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
* program skips March 13th

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
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Insurance Coverage
If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers and to verify that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question. For complete information regarding third-party insurance coverage, please click here.

Upon request, an insurance receipt for this program will be provided on behalf of Rhea Plosker (Social Worker & Psychotherapist). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker RSW RP
Mar
2
Sat

Half-Day Intro in Downtown Toronto

Start: Saturday, March 2, 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
Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 10am – 1pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $85
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Elaine Smookler RP
Mar
4
Mon

MBSR in Guelph

Start: Monday, March 4, 2019

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: March 4, 2019 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sessions 1-8*: March 18 – May 13, 2019 | 6:30pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 11am – 3pm
* program skips March 11th & April 22nd

Location
Chancellors Way Medical Arts Centre
The Studio Room, 175 Chancellors Way (Suite 102)
Guelph, ON N1G 0E9

Fee: $485
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):Andrea Alvarez MD & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Mar
5
Tue

Free MSC Info Session in Oakville

Start: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Workshop For Adults
An introduction to the concepts and practices of Mindful Self-Compassion.

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

Timing: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Fee: No charge. Registration required in order to reserve your seat.
Registration and information at https://mscworkshopmar5.eventbrite.ca

How do you typically react to difficulties in life such as work stress, rejection, physical problems, or financial hardships? Do you instinctively fight uncomfortable experiences or find fault in yourself when things go wrong? What if, instead, you took a moment to comfort and soothe yourself when you felt bad – as you would do for others? Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone. It’s the heart of mindfulness. Research has shown that it boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help you stick to your diet and exercise routine. In the full MSC Training program developed by Kristin Neff Ph.D. and Christopher Germer Ph.D., you learn how to:

  •       Stop being so hard on yourself
  •       Understand the empirically supported benefits of self-compassion
  •       Respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness
  •       Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  •       Motivate yourself with encouragement rather than self-criticism
  •       Manage caregiver fatigue
  •       Transform your relationships, both old and new
  •       Practice mindfulness and self-compassion exercises in everyday life
Eileen Beltzner SCC BA MSW RSW
Registered Social Worker
Psychotherapist
Certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)Teacher
Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) Teen Teacher
Faculty Member – Centre for Mindfulness Studies
Author of “How to Tame the Tumbles the Self-Compassionate Way..for Parents & Children (Pub. Date winter/spring 2019, Mosaic Press)
Rainer Beltzner FCPA, FCA, FCMC, ICD.D
Business & Board Consultant & Coach
Certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher
Certified Mindfulness (CMT-P) Teacher
Faculty Member – Centre for Mindfulness Studies
Faculty Member – Leaders Beyond
Mar
6
Wed

Free Online Info Session

Start: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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, March 6, 2019 | 6pm – 6:30pm + Q&A

Fee: Free, registration required

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein BFA
Mar
13
Wed

MBCT in Downtown Toronto

Start: Wednesday, March 13, 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
Wednesday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: March 13, 2019 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Sessions 1-8*: March 20 – May 22 | 5:30pm – 8pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 10am – 4pm
* program skips April 10th & May 8th

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees
Early-Bird: $520 (until Feb 26th)
Regular: $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 CCFP FCFP & Elaine Orsini RP
Mar
17
Sun

MBSR in Downtown Toronto

Start: Sunday, March 17, 2019

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
Sunday Afternoons

Orientation & Interview: March 17, 2019 | 2pm – 5pm
Sessions 1-8*: March 24 – June 2, 2019 | 2pm – 4:30pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 10am – 4pm
* program skips April 21st & May 12th & May 19th

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees
Early-Bird: $485 (until June 15th)
Regular: $515
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):Elaine Orsini RP & Trish Sullivan
Mar
20
Wed

MBCT in Ottawa

Start: Wednesday, March 20, 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
Wednesdays
Orientation & Interview: March 20, 2019 | 4pm – 7pm
Sessions 1-8: March 27 – May 15, 2019 | 4:30pm – 7pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 9:30am – 1:30pm

Location
91A Fourth Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1S 2L1

Fee: $590
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): Sukhjeewan Basran MD & Karen Sutherland MSW RSW
Mar
22
Fri

MSC in Downtown Toronto

Start: Friday, March 22, 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
Friday Afternoons
Orientation & Interviews: March 22, 2019 | 1pm – 4pm
Sessions 1-8*: March 29 – June 7, 2019 | 1pm – 4pm
** note that the May 10th session is the 4-hour Silent Retreat and it will start an hour earlier than normal (12pm – 4pm) **
* program skips April 19th & May 17th

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees
Early-Bird: $595 (until March 7th)
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): Christine McMulkin MSW RSW Certified MSC Teacher & Melissa Nigrini RP
Mar
23
Sat

Full-Day Intro in Downtown Toronto

Start: Saturday, March 23, 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
Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 10am – 4pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $150 (participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch for a mindful eating exercise)
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Elaine Smookler RP
Mar
27
Wed

MBCT in Downtown Toronto

Start: Wednesday, March 27, 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
Wednesday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: March 27, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8*: April 3 – May 29, 2019 | 6:30pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 10am – 4pm
* program skips May 8th

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees
Early-Bird: $520 (until March 5th)
Regular: $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):Susan Hershkop MD & Allison McLay RP
Mar
31
Sun

MBCT in Downtown Toronto

Start: Sunday, March 31, 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
Sunday Mornings
Orientation & Interviews: March 31, 2019 | 10am – 1pm
Sessions 1-8*: April 7 – June 9, 2019 | 10:30am – 1pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 1:30pm – 5:30pm
* program skips April 21st & May 19th

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees
Early-Bird: $520 (until March 16th)
Regular: $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
Apr
2
Tue

MBSR in Downtown Toronto

Start: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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 Mornings
Orientation & Interview: April 2, 2019 | 10am – 1pm
Sessions 1-8*: April 16 – June 11, 2019 | 10am – 12:30pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 10am – 4pm
* program skips April 9th & May 7th

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees
Early-Bird: $485 (until March 18th)
Regular: $515
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
Apr
3
Wed

MBCT in East Toronto

Start: Wednesday, April 3, 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
Wednesday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: April 3, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8: April 10 – May 29, 2019 | 6pm – 8:30pm

Location
Beach United Church
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 & Sue Shepherd MD
Apr
7
Sun

Half-Day Intro in Downtown Toronto

Start: Sunday, April 7, 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, April 7, 2019 | 1pm – 4pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $85
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Elaine Smookler B.Mus RP
Apr
9
Tue

MSC in Oakville

Start: Tuesday, April 9, 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. 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 8-week program 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. Please note that, in order to receive an insurance receipt, you must attend a minimum of seven sessions.

Location
The Studio at Gairloch Gardens
1308 Lakeshore Road East
Oakville, ON L6J 1L6

Timing
Tuesday Evenings
Mandatory Intake Interview:
to be scheduled
Sessions 1-8:
 April 9 – May 28, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat:
Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 1pm – 5pm

Fees
$595 early-bird (ends February 27th)
$695 regular
* please note that registration closes March 27th

As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Insurance Coverage
If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers and to verify that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question. For complete information regarding third-party insurance coverage, please click here.

Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Eileen Beltzner (Social Worker). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.

Facilitator(s):Eileen Beltzner SCC, BA, MSW, TITC-CFST, RSW (Certified MSC Teacher) & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D (Certified MSC Teacher)
Apr
14
Sun

MBCT in North Toronto

Start: Sunday, April 14, 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
Sunday Mornings
Orientation & Interview: April 14, 2019 | 11am – 2pm
Sessions 1-8*: April 28 – June 23, 2019 | 11am – 1:30pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 10am – 4pm at our main location (180 Sudbury Street)
* program skips April 21st & May 19th

Location
OM Toronto
55 Spring Garden Avenue, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M2N 3G1

Fees
$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): Laura Lee Copeland MD FACEP & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW
Apr
17
Wed

MBCT in Downtown Toronto

Start: Wednesday, April 17, 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
Wednesday Afternoons
Orientation & Interview: April 17, 2019 | 1pm – 4pm
Sessions 1-8*: April 24 – June 19, 2019 | 1pm – 3:30pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 10am – 4pm
* program skips May 8th

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees
Early-Bird: $520 (until April 2nd)
Regular: $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 & Rhea Plosker RSW RP
Apr
18
Thu

MBCT Online

Start: Thursday, April 18, 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
Thursday Afternoons
Orientation & Interview: April 18, 2019 | 1pm – 4pm
Sessions 1-8: April 25 – June 13, 2019 | 1pm – 3:30pm

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
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP
Apr
25
Thu

MBCT in Downtown Toronto

Start: Thursday, April 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
Thursday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: April 25, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8: May 2 – June 20, 2019 | 6pm – 8:30pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 10am – 4pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees
Early-Bird: $520 (until April 10th)
Regular: $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): Joanna Shapiro MD & Melissa Nigrini RP
Apr
27
Sat

Full-Day Intro in Guelph

Start: Saturday, April 27, 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
Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 10am – 4pm

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

Fee: $150 (participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch for a mindful eating exercise)
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
May
9
Thu

MSC in East Toronto

Start: Thursday, May 9, 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 webpage.

Timing
Thursday Evenings
Intake Interviews: May 9, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8: May 16 – July 4, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 10am – 2pm

Location
Beach United Church
140 Wineva Avenue
Toronto, ON M4E 2T4

Fee: $595
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 McMulkin MSW RSW Certified MSC Teacher & Eva Hahler C.Psych & Cassandra Cornacchia MSW RSW
May
9
Thu

Graduate Program in Mindfulness-Based Skills Development

Start: Thursday, May 9, 2019

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. Whether you’ve found it challenging to maintain a daily practice since your initial program concluded or you are simply ready to take the next step toward mastering the core skills of mindfulness, this program will build on the foundations of what you have already learned and help you to integrate mindfulness into your life more fully and consistently. A signature focus of this program is on extending the discrete skills of mindfulness meditation as transferable skills, directly applicable into everyday life.

Who Should Attend
Past participants of mindfulness programs who would like to deepen their understanding and enhance their practice of mindfulness on and off the cushion.

You Will Learn To

  • Increase skills for establishing mental stability and attention control
  • How to identify and work with the common challenges every meditator faces
  • Enhance practices for fostering emotional balance and resilience
  • More ways to interrupt and replace unwanted habits
  • Strengthen practices for nurturing self-compassion and kindness
  • Deepen skills for becoming more present, accepting and willing
  • New meditations for cultivating greater ease in mind and body

Timing
Thursday Evenings
Completed Intake Forms must be submitted by Saturday, May 4th.
Intake Interviews (as required) will take place via telephone May 6th – 8th.
Sessions 1-8:
May 9 – June 27, 2019 | 6:30pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 10am – 4pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees (discounted from regular $590)
Early-Bird $520 (until April 18th)
Regular $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
May
14
Tue

MBSR in Downtown Toronto

Start: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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
Orientation & Interview: May 14, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8: May 21 – July 9, 2019 | 6:30pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, July 6, 2019 | 10am – 4pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees
Early-Bird: $485 (until April 15th)
Regular: $515
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):Elaine Orsini RP & Amanda Beaman
Jun
5
Wed

Mindfulness Booster in Downtown Toronto

Start: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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
Wednesday Evenings
Sessions 1-4: June 5 – 26, 2019 | 6:30pm – 8pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees
Early-Bird $160 (until May 21st)
Regular $175
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 CCFP FCFP & Melissa Nigrini RP
Jun
14
Fri

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive

Start: Friday, June 14, 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
Friday to Tuesday – June 14th to 18th
Friday, June 14, 2019 | 9am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 5:30pm
** participants are asked to arrive 30 minutes early on the first day i.e. 8:30am **
Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 9am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 5:30pm
Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 9am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 6pm
Monday, June 17, 2019 | 9am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 5:30pm
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 9am – 1pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees (including handouts and guided meditations)
Early-Bird: $730 (until May 15th)
Regular: $780
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

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

Facilitator(s):Eileen Beltzner MSW RSW Certified MSC Teacher & Rainer Beltzner Certified MSC Teacher
Jul
3
Wed

MSC in Downtown Toronto

Start: Wednesday, July 3, 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
Wednesday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: July 3, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Sessions 1-8: July 10 – August 28, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 1pm – 5pm

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fees
Early-Bird: $595 (until June 18th)
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):Christine McMulkin MSW RSW Certified MSC Teacher & Elaine Orsini RP