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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.
Registration closes October 7th, 2022 at noon ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

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

  • Registered Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work (MSW RSW): Ontario & Quebec

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

If you live outside the provinces listed above, 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.

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 & Véronique Bélanger RSW
Oct
4
Tue

Free Online Info Session

Start: Tuesday, October 4, 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
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 6pm – 7pm

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein RP
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
Oct
20
Thu

MBSR Online

Start: Thursday, October 20, 2022

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): Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 7pm – 9pm ET and Monday, October 24, 2022 | 7pm – 9pm ET and Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 7pm – 9pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: October 27, 2022 | 7pm – 10pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 3 – December 15, 2022 | 7pm – 9:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 10am – 2pm
Registration closes October 24, 2022 at 12pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

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

  • Registered Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work (MSW RSW): Ontario & Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, 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.

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 24, 2022 at 12pm 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
Oct
26
Wed

MBCT in Downtown Toronto

Start: Wednesday, October 26, 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.

Learn more about our in-person program policies here

Timing
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm and Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm and Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm
Orientation & Session 1: November 2, 2022 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sessions 2-8: November 9 – December 21, 2022 | 6:30pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 11, 2022 | 10am – 4pm

Please note that a valid OHIP card is required for this program.

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Fee: $560
Registration closes October 31st at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Shawna Perlin MD & Helen Munt BSW RSW
Oct
27
Thu

MSC Online

Start: Thursday, October 27, 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
Thursdays
Orientation: October 27, 2022 | 6pm – 7pm ET
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 7pm – 9pm ET and Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET and Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 1-8: November 3 – December 22, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 9am – 12pm ET
Registration closes on October 31, 2022 at 12pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

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

  • Registered Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work (MSW RSW): Ontario & Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, 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.

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 October 31, 2022 at 12pm 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):Christine McMulkin MSW RSW Certified MSC Teacher & Cassandra Cornacchia MSW RSW
Nov
2
Wed

MBCT Online

Start: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Sunday, October 30, 2022 | 3pm – 6pm ET and Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | 11am – 3pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: November 2, 2022 | 11:30am – 2:30pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 9 – December 21, 2022 | 11:30am – 2pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 11, 2022 | 10am – 2pm ET
Registration closes October 28th at 12pm ET

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

  • Occupational Therapist (OT Reg. Ont.): Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, NWT, Yukon & Nunavut

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, 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.

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 28th at 12pm 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):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Lisa Donnelly
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
Registration closes Tuesday, November 1st at 9am ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

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

  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario and Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, 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.

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
Nov
10
Thu

MBCT Online

Start: Thursday, November 10, 2022

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, November 10, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, November 14, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: November 17, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 24, 2022 – January 12, 2023 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: December 29th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please try to reserve January 19, 2023| 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.

Registration closes November 14th at 12pm ET

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

  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario and Quebec
  • Registered Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work (MSW RSW): Ontario & Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, 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.

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
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):Elaine Orsini RP & Becky Curran MSW RSW
Nov
15
Tue

MBSR Online

Start: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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): Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, November 21, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: November 22, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 29, 2022 – January 17, 2023 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: January 3rd is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please try to reserve January 23, 2023| 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes November 11, 2022 at 12pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

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

  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario & Quebec
  • Registered Nurse (RP): Ontario & Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, 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.

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
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):Elaine Orsini RP & Jacquie Dover RN
Jan
10
Tue

Mindfully Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty

Start: Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Develop and apply new skills for managing anxiety
This live online group, based on CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, will help you develop a new relationship to anxiety through learning new tools and skills for working more skillfully with anxiety to live the life you want to be living.  For more details, visit our Mindfully Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty page.

Timing
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 5pm – 9pm ET and Thursday, January 12, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm ET and Monday, January 16, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: January 17, 2023 | 6:30pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: January 24 – March 7, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm ET
Registration closes January 6th at noon ET

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): Ontario, Quebec & Manitoba
  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario and Quebec
  • Occupational Therapist (OT Reg. Ont.): Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, NWT, Yukon & Nunavut

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, 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.

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: $450
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

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