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Oct
12
Tue

Community of Practice Meeting

Start: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Befriending the Breath: The Subtle Neuroscience of Breath Awareness and Its Relevance for Well-Being

Join Norm Farb Ph.D, in an enlightening discussion about the latest in neuroscience research. Dr. Farb will share his most recent findings on how mindfulness meditation fosters resilience against stress, reducing vulnerability to affective disorders such as depression.
Mindfulness practice promises radical personal transformation, yet core mindfulness practices such as breath monitoring seem almost too simple to be the foundation of profound changes to one’s sense of self or well-being. How can the simple act of monitoring the breath, an omnipresent body signal, be simultaneously so challenging and transformative?

Perhaps breath monitoring is a microcosm of the balancing act we must perform to pursue our values in everyday life. Emerging neuroimaging research reveals that breath monitoring involves walking a ‘middle path’ between inhibiting conventional patterns of thought, while simultaneously working to preserve the more subtle signals of the breath in each moment.

This event is open to all the Centre’s trainees, and mindfulness instructors. 

The zoom link will be sent out to active faculty and registrants on October 12th.

Timing
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 7pm – 8:30pm ET
Registration closes October 12th at noon ET

Fee: $25
Payment, cancellation & refund policies

Facilitator(s):Norm Farb Ph.D.
Oct
18
Mon

MBSR Practicum Online

Start: Monday, October 18, 2021

Canada’s first MBSR practicum. This is the third 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 Practicum page.

Timing
Mondays
Orientation: Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 4pm – 5pm ET
Sessions 1-10: October 18 – December 20, 2021 | 4pm – 7:30pm ET
Registration closes October 3, 2021 at 11:59pm 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 significant additional reading and preparation is required. It is highly recommended that you register 3-4 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
Registration closes October 3, 2021 at 11:59pm ET

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

Please apply to receive the registration link.

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):Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
Oct
23
Sat

Inquiry Essentials Online

Start: Saturday, October 23, 2021

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
Saturday, Sunday
Session 1: October 23, 2021 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: October 24, 2021 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes October 22, 2021 at 9am 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: $560
Registration closes October 22, 2021 at 9am ET

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

Please submit this form to receive the registration link.

The information you provide 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 & Evan Collins MD FRCPC
Oct
26
Tue

The Dharma with a Twist: 5-day online silent retreat

Start: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

This retreat will explore the intersection between the Dharma (the ancient wisdom teachings of the Buddha) and mindfulness-based programs (predominantly Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy).
For more details, visit the Dharma with a Twist webpage.

Timing
Tuesday – Saturday
October 26-30, 2021 | 10am – 7pm 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.

Registration Fee: $250

Costs & Donation
The registration fee covers the administrative costs of delivering the retreat only. The teachers will not receive any payment from the organization. Instead, following the teachings on the practice of generosity of the ancient Buddhist tradition, the teachers will be offering their time and their facilitation skills to the retreatants. Participants are invited to consider this deeply and consider making a donation on top of the fees in appreciation of the teachers’ donated time and skills. Details on how to offer dana, or donations, will be shared at the end of the retreat.

As a registered charity, the Centre does 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

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Pascal Auclair Core Teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts
Nov
15
Mon

Mindfulness Core Concepts Online

Start: Monday, November 15, 2021

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

Timing
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Session 1: November 15, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET
Session 2: November 17, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET
Session 3: November 19, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET
Registration closes November 12, 2021 at 12pm 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
Registration closes November 12, 2021 at 12pm ET

Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Evan Collins MD & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Nov
26
Fri

MBCT Practicum Intensive Online

Start: Friday, November 26, 2021

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
Monday – Friday
November 26 – December 9, 2021
Orientation: Friday, November 26, 2021 | 11am – 12pm ET
Sessions 1-5: November 29 – December 3, 2021 | 10am – 1:30pm ET
Sessions 6-10: December 6 – 10, 2021 | 10am – 1:30pm ET
Registration closes November 24, 2021 at 9am ET

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: $2,350
Registration closes November 24, 2021 at 9am ET

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

Please apply to receive the registration link.

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):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
Jan
20
Thu

Advanced TTI Online – Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice

Start: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Deepen your facilitation and mindful inquiry skills with the Advanced Teacher Training Intensive. This is the final training module of the Centre’s MBCT and MBSR Training Pathways. The course is open to all mindfulness facilitators who meet the prerequisites. Please see the ATTI webpage for more information.

Timing
January 18-28, 2022
Orientation: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 4pm – 5pm ET
Session 1: Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Friday, January 21, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Monday, January 24, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes January 17, 2022 at 9am ET

Required Reading
MBCT: Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice by Susan Woods, Patricia Rockman, Evan Collins
MBSR: Protocol, Practice, and Teaching Skills by Susan Woods & Patricia Rockman
Please note that additional reading and preparation is required. It is highly 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.

Fee: $1,895
Registration closes January 17, 2022 at 9am ET

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

Please submit this form to receive the registration link.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Evan Collins MD FRCPC
Mar
21
Mon

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive Online

Start: Monday, March 21, 2022

Train to facilitate MBCT programs in an immersive online atmosphere with MBCT co-developer Zindel Segal. 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
March 21-31, 2022
Mandatory Orientation Session: Monday, March 21, 2022 | 12pm – 1:30pm ET
Session 1: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Friday, March 25, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Monday, March 28, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes March 20, 2022 at 11:59pm ET

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: $2,050
Registration closes March 20, 2022 at 11:59pm ET

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

Please apply to receive the registration link.

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 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):Zindel Segal PhD C.Psych & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
Apr
1
Fri

MBSR Teacher Training Intensive ONLINE

Start: Friday, April 1, 2022

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
April 6-14, 2022
Mandatory Orientation Session: Friday, April 1, 2022 | 12pm – 1:30pm ET
Session 1: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Friday, April 8, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Monday, April 11, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes April 1, 2022 at 9am 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: $2,250
Registration closes April 1, 2022 at 9am ET

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

Please apply to receive the registration link.

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 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 & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)