Professional Development

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mar
7
Thu

Teacher Training Info Session

Start: Thursday, March 7, 2024

Interested in teaching mindfulness?
If you’re considering enrolling in one of the Centre’s facilitation certificate programs, or if you’re just looking for a course or two that will help you understand the foundations and science of mindfulness, find out more by attending this free online information session.

Timing
Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm ET
* 30 minute presentation + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Fani Peker Client Services & Education Coordinator
Mar
26
Tue

Mindfulness Core Concepts Online

Start: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Learn about the applications of mindfulness and mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) in contemporary society.
This is the first module of both our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program and our MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program.
For more details, see our Mindfulness Core Concepts page.

Timing
Tuesday-Thursday
Session 1: March 26, 2024 | 1:00 – 4:00pm ET
Session 2: March 27, 2024 | 1:00 – 4:00pm ET
Session 3: March 28, 2024 | 1:00 – 4:00pm 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: $475
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Kim Ronaline Salvador RP (Qualifying)
Apr
15
Mon

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive Online (25% off with TTI combo)

Start: Monday, April 15, 2024

Train to facilitate MBCT programs in an immersive online atmosphere with guidance from highly skilled health care providers and mindfulness facilitators. This is the third module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. The course is open to all MBCT facilitators-in-training who meet the prerequisites. For more details, visit our MBCT TTI webpage.

Timing
Orientation Session: Monday, April 15, 2024 | 3:30pm – 5pm ET
April 18-26, 2024
Session 1: Thursday, April 18, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Friday, April 19, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Monday, April 22, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Friday, April 26, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes Friday April 12, 2024 at noon ET

About your Facilitators

Patricia Rockman MD: Patricia is the co-founder and advisor of Education and Clinical Services at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and the developer of the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. She has co-authored a number of publications in the areas of mindfulness and mental health and she has been educating healthcare providers in stress reduction, CBT, and mindfulness-based practices for over 20 years. Full bio here.

Tom Heah OT: Tom is a mentor for MBCT and MBSR teachers-in-training at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS), and an MBCT teacher trainer with CMS and the China-Canada Mindfulness Association. Tom is also an advisor with the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Full bio here.

Required Readings
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: Second Edition by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, John Teasdale
MBCT: Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice by Susan Woods, Patricia Rockman, Evan Collins
Please note that some additional reading and preparation is required. It is recommended that you register 1-2 weeks in advance at which time you will receive access to the course materials.

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.

Fees: $2,350

The Centre is offering a 25% discount on the MBCT Practicum if you register for both the April 2024 MBCT TTI and the April 2024 MBCT Practicum; please email  once you have registered for the MBCT TTI in order to obtain the discount code.

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

If you wish to register for the MBCT Teacher Training Intensive outside of the certificate training pathway, please submit this form and share your reasons for wanting to take the course as a stand-alone training module.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Tom Heah OT Reg
Apr
24
Wed

MBCT Practicum Online (25% off with TTI combo)

Start: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Canada’s only MBCT practicum accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada. This is the fourth module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. The course is open to all MBCT facilitators-in-training who meet the prerequisites. For more details, visit our MBCT Practicum page.

Timing
Orientation Session: April 24, 2024 | 1pm – 2pm ET
Wednesdays
Sessions 1 – 10: May 1, 2024 – July 3, 2024 | 12pm – 3:30pm ET
Please try to reserve July 10, 2024 | 12 – 3:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.

The Centre strongly recommends that you register by April 22, 2024 at 9am ET. Late registrants may have difficulty completing the required preparation work.

Required Readings
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: Second Edition by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, John Teasdale
MBCT: Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice by Susan Woods, Patricia Rockman, Evan Collins
Please note that some additional reading and preparation is required. It is recommended that you register 2-3 weeks in advance at which time you will receive access to the course materials.

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.

Fees: $2,550

The Centre is offering a 25% discount on the MBCT Practicum if you register for both the April 2024 MBCT TTI and the April 2024 MBCT Practicum; please email  once you have registered for the MBCT TTI in order to obtain the discount code.

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

*If you are already enrolled in the MBCT Training Pathway, please email info@MindfulnessStudies.com for the registration link.

*If you wish to register for the MBCT Practicum outside of the certificate training pathway, please submit this form and share your reasons for wanting to take the course as a stand-alone training module.

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
Jun
14
Fri

Inquiry Essentials Online

Start: Friday, June 14, 2024

Inquiry is the practice of asking a question to investigate our experience. It is at the heart of MBCT and MBSR. This course is required for the Centre’s Facilitators-In-Training looking to be recognized as Trained MBCT / MBSR Facilitators. The course is open to all mindfulness facilitators who meet the prerequisites. For more details, visit our Inquiry Essentials page.

Timing
Friday, Saturday
Session 1: June 14, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: June 15, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET

Required Reading
Please note that some reading and preparation is required. It is recommended that you register at least 1-2 weeks in advance at which time you will receive access to the course materials.

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: $650

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

The information you provide in your application will assist the Centre and the course teachers to better understand who is in the group and how best to adapt the training to suit your needs.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Tom Heah
Oct
30
Wed

Mindfulness Core Concepts Online

Start: Wednesday, October 30, 2024

Learn about the applications of mindfulness and mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) in contemporary society.
This is the first module of both our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program and our MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program.
For more details, see our Mindfulness Core Concepts page.

Timing
Wednesday – Friday
Session 1: October 30, 2024 | 9:30am – 12:30pm ET
Session 2: October 31, 2024 | 9:30am – 12:30pm ET
Session 3: November 1, 2024 | 9:30am – 12:30pm 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: $475
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP & Kim Ronaline Salvador RP (Qualifying)
Nov
15
Fri

MBSR Teacher Training Intensive ONLINE (25% off with Practicum combo)

Start: Friday, November 15, 2024

Train to facilitate MBSR programs. This is the second module of the Centre’s MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program. The course is open to all MBSR facilitators-in-training who meet the prerequisites. For more details, visit our MBSR TTI page.

Timing
Orientation Session: Friday, November 15 | 12:30pm – 1:00pm ET
November 18-26, 2024
Session 1: Monday, November 18, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, November 19 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, November 21, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, November 22, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, November 25, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Tuesday, November 26, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET

Required Readings
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
MBSR: Protocol, Practice, and Teaching Skills by Susan Woods and Patricia Rockman
Please note that some additional reading and preparation is required. It is recommended that you register 1-2 weeks in advance at which time you will receive access to the course materials.

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.

Fees: $2,350

The Centre is offering a 25% discount on the MBSR TTI if you register for both the November 2024 MBSR TTI and the January 2025 MBSR Practicum; please email once you have registered for the MBSR TTI in order to obtain the discount code.

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

If you wish to register for the MBSR Teacher Training Intensive outside of the certificate training pathway, please submit this form and share your reasons for wanting to take the course as a stand-alone training module.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Tom Heah OT Reg.
Jan
17
Fri

MBSR Practicum Online (25% off with TTI combo)

Start: Friday, January 17, 2025

Canada’s first MBSR practicum.
This is the third module of our
MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program.
For more details, visit our MBSR Practicum page.

Required Readings
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
MBSR: Protocol, Practice, and Teaching Skills by Susan Woods and Patricia Rockman

Timing
Orientation: January 17, 2025 | 11am – 11:30am ET
Thursdays
Sessions 0-9: January 23 – March 27, 2025 | 9:30am – 1pm ET

The Centre strongly recommends that you register by January 15, 2025 at 9am ET. Late registrants may have difficulty completing the required preparation work.

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.

Fees: $2,550
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

The Centre is offering a 25% discount on the MBSR Practicum if you register for both the November 2024 MBSR TTI and the January 2025 MBSR Practicum; please email once you have registered for the MBSR TTI in order to obtain the discount code.

*If you are already enrolled in the MBSR Training Pathway, please email info@MindfulnessStudies.com for the registration link.

*If you wish to register for the MBSR Practicum outside of the certificate training pathway, please submit this form and share your reasons for wanting to take the course as a stand-alone training module.

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP