Professional Development

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dec
6
Tue

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

Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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.

Guest teachers Seonaigh MacPherson PhD and Rosemina Munjee RP will join us on two days to lead dharma talks.

Timing
Tuesday – Saturday
December 6-10, 2022 | 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):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Evan Collins MD FRCPC
Jan
16
Mon

Mindfulness Core Concepts Online

Start: Monday, January 16, 2023

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
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Session 1: January 16, 2023 | 10am – 1pm ET
Session 2: January 18, 2023 | 10am – 1pm ET
Session 3: January 20, 2023 | 10am – 1pm 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 M.Ed RP & Kim Ronaline Salvador
Feb
9
Thu

MBSR Practicum Online

Start: Thursday, February 9, 2023

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 26, 2023 | 11am – 12pm ET
Thursdays
Sessions 0-4: February 9 – March 9, 2023 | 9:30am – 1pm ET
Sessions 5-9: March 23 – April 20, 2023 | 9:30am – 1pm ET
Please try to reserve April 27, 2023 | 9:30am – 1pm 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 January 25, 2023 at 12pm 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

Please Apply / Email to register.

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 & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW
Apr
20
Thu

CBT Meets Mindfulness Online

Start: Thursday, April 20, 2023

Enhance your understanding of MBCT by familiarizing yourself with the foundations of CBT
This the second module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. The course is open to anyone interested in learning about mindfulness has become a core component of “third wave” cognitive therapies. For more details, visit our CBT Meets Mindfulness page.

Timing
Thursday, Friday
Session 1: April 20, 2023 | 11:30am – 2:30pm ET
Session 2: April 21, 2023 | 11:30am – 2:30pm ET
Registration closes April 20, 2023 at 9am 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):TBD
May
4
Thu

Inquiry Essentials Online

Start: Thursday, May 4, 2023

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
Thursday, Friday
Session 1: May 4, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: May 5, 2023 | 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
Registration closes May 3, 2023 at 12pm 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 & Allison McLay RP BA DCS
May
5
Fri

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive Online

Start: Friday, May 5, 2023

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: Friday, May 5, 2023 | 2pm – 3:30pm ET
May 8-16, 2023
Session 1: Monday, May 8, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, May 12, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, May 15, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes May 5, 2023 at 9:00am 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: $2,350
Registration closes May 5, 2023 at 9:00am 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):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Rose Mina Munjee RP
Jun
2
Fri

Advanced TTI Online – Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice

Start: Friday, June 2, 2023

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
Orientation: Friday, June 2, 2023 | 12pm – 1pm ET
June 5-12, 2023
Session 1: Monday, June 5, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, June 9, 2023 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, June 12, 2012 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes June 2, 2023 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: $2,095
Registration closes June 2, 2023 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 & Allison McLay RP