Professional Development

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sep
28
Mon

MBSR Teacher Training Intensive ONLINE

Start: Monday, September 28, 2020

Train to facilitate MBSR programs. This is the second module of our MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program.

This 6-day training intensive will provide participants with the opportunity to study and experience the foundational underpinnings, mindfulness practices and specific exercises that are the framework of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. The themes, rationales, intention and practice skills of each MBSR session will be reviewed and practised. For full details, please see the MBSR TTI webpage.

Required Reading: Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Recommended Reading: MBCT: Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice by Susan Woods, Patricia Rockman, Evan Collins

Timing: 6 days of training over 10 days
Daily 10am – 7:30pm ET
Day 1: Monday, September 28, 2020
Day 2: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Day 3: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Day 4: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Day 5: Monday, October 5, 2020
Day 6: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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: $2,150

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.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Allison McLay RP
Oct
14
Wed

Teacher Training Info Session

Start: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 6pm – 6:45pm + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jennifer Jeffery Program Manager - Education & Clinical Services
Oct
20
Tue

CBT Mindfulness Primer Online

Start: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Enhance your understanding of MBCT by familiarizing yourself with the foundations of CBT
This the second module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program
For more details, visit our CBT Primer page.

Timing
Session 1: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 1pm – 4pm ET
Session 2: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 1pm – 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: $350
Payment, cancellation & refund policies

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker MC MASc RSW RP
Oct
29
Thu

Inquiry Essentials Online

Start: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Inquiry is the practice of asking a question to investigate our experience. It is at the heart of MBCT and MBSR.
This is the final course module of our MBCT & MBSR Facilitation Certificate Programs.
For more details, visit our Inquiry Essentials page.

Timing
Session 1: Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
Session 2: Friday, October 30, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

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
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW
Nov
3
Tue

Dharma with a Twist Online

Start: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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.

November 3-6, 2020
Day 1: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Day 2:
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Day 3:
Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Day 4:
Friday, November 6, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm 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.

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
9
Mon

Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience (MTER) Online

Start: Monday, November 9, 2020

Learn mindfulness skills that are accessible and transferable in a variety of clinical settings
Learn to facilitate the 4-week Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience (MTER) program. This introductory program brings the lens of mindfulness into clinical work, addressing the emotion and attention regulation of your clients. This program can prepare them for longer, 8-week mindfulness programs that are usually offered through specialized mental health services. 

This psychoeducational and skills-based program is for those who are considering bringing mindfulness into their practice and are wishing to learn more about how to do this. MTER is a short-term, trauma-informed program and can be accessible to people dealing with emotional instability. Clinicians who are interested in a brief, practical approach to learning about therapeutic mindfulness in a health care setting will benefit from this program.

Course Content
In this 4-day professional training course, participants will examine the four modules of the MTER program:

  • Module 1: introduction to mindfulness for mental health; emotional regulation with mindfulness; grounding for safety; three-minute breathing space meditation; bringing mindfulness into daily life
  • Module 2: introduction to neuroplasticity and neuroscience of mindfulness; the triune model of the brain; how to meditate; meditation of breath
  • Module 3: mindfulness of emotions; the emotions wheel; sitting with pleasant / unpleasant / neutral emotions; meditation on working with emotions in the body
  • Module 4: planning for mindfulness in daily life; balancing stress with nourishing activities, self-compassion meditation

Please note this 4-day training is considered an initial step in learning to deliver a mindfulness-based program.

Who Should Attend
This program is suitable for providers such as psychologists, social workers, and front line workers who are looking to begin to integrate mindfulness into the mental health field.

Timing
Monday – Thursday
Session 1: November 9, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Session 2: November 10, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Session 3: November 11, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Session 4: November 12, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm 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: $560
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Rachael Frankford MSW RSW
Nov
16
Mon

MBCT Basics Online

Start: Monday, November 16, 2020

Explore the therapeutic benefits of MBCT while looking at its clinical applications
This is the first module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.
For more details, visit our MBCT Basics page.

Timing
Session 1: Monday, November 16, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Session 2: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Session 3: Friday, November 20, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Session 4: Monday, November 23, 2020 | 2pm – 5pm 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: $560
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Nov
29
Sun

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive Online

Start: Sunday, November 29, 2020

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. Those not enrolled in the Centre’s MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program must apply.

Current treatments for depression provide relief for many people, yet they face significant challenges maintaining the benefits of treatment. This innovative 5-day intensive training and retreat will lead you through the program designed to prevent depressive relapse among people with a history of depression.
For full details, please see the MBCT TTI webpage.

Required Reading: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: Second Edition by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, John Teasdale
Recommended Reading: MBCT: Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice by Susan Woods, Patricia Rockman, Evan Collins

Timing:
Session 1: Sunday, November 29, 2020 | 10:00am – 7:30pm ET
Session 2: Monday, November 30, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Session 3: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 10am – 1:30pm ET
Session 4: Friday, December 4, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Session 5: Saturday, December 5, 2020 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Session 6: Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 10am – 1:30pm ET

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: $1,850

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.

* Senior MBCT Teacher Trainer Zindel Segal PhD C.Pysch will lead this TTI unless registration numbers are low

Facilitator(s):Zindel Segal* PhD C.Psych & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
Mar
29
Mon

MBCT Practicum Online

Start: Monday, March 29, 2021

Ontario’s only MBCT practicum accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada.
This is the fourth module of our
MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.
For more details, visit our MBCT Practicum page.

Timing
Monday Afternoons
Sessions 1-10*: March 29 – June 14, 2021 | 3:30pm – 7pm ET
* skips April 5th, May 24th

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
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

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP & Allison McLay RP