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Mar
11
Thu

Mindfulness Core Concepts Online

Start: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Learn about the research and application of mindfulness
This is the first module of our MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program.
For more details, see our Mindfulness Core Concepts page.

Timing
Thursday and Friday
Session 1: March 11, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET
Session 2: March 12, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET
Registration closes March 10, 2021 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 and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini M.Ed. RP
Mar
22
Mon

MBSR Teacher Training Intensive ONLINE

Start: Monday, March 22, 2021

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

March 22 – April 1, 2021
Mandatory Orientation Session: Monday, March 22, 2021 | 2pm – 3:30pm ET
Session 1: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Session 2: Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 10am – 6pm ET
Session 3: Friday, March 26, 2021 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Session 4: Monday, March 29, 2021 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Session 5: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 10am – 7:30pm ET
Session 6: Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 10am – 7:30pm 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.

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 & Joe Flanders PhD OPQ & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
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
Apr
21
Wed

Learn to Deliver MBSR Online

Start: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Teach MBSR Groups Online

Join us for this introductory workshop with Rhea Plosker for teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) online.

This two-session, 6.5-hour ONLINE workshop will provide participants with what they need to know to get started teaching mindfulness-based programs online. Registration includes an Online Facilitator Guide that walks you through the details of using Zoom as an online delivery platform. The highly interactive workshop is intended for MBSR Facilitators-In-Training and MBSR Trained Facilitators as they learn to deliver the MBSR program in the online space.

NOTE: This workshop uses the Zoom Videoconferencing solution and other technologies and processes specific to the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. It may also be helpful for facilitators wishing to use other technologies in their facilitation, but other technologies are outside the scope of this workshop.

In the workshop, you will learn:

  1. The Zoom functionality required to manage MBSR online
  2. Developing the group process and relationships online
  3. The challenges (and benefits) of leading practice and inquiry in the online space
  4. Confidentiality, safety, and risk management online

Timing
Wednesdays
Session 1: April 21, 2021 | 2pm – 5:30pm ET
Session 2: April 28, 2021| 2pm – 5pm 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: $350
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker RSW RP MC MASc
Apr
23
Fri

Advanced TTI Online – Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice

Start: Friday, April 23, 2021

Deepen your facilitation and mindful inquiry skills at this 4-day Advanced Teacher Training Intensive. This workshop is open to all mindfulness-based program (MBP) facilitators who have taught at least two groups, have a personal practice, and have silent retreat experience. Please see the ATTI webpage for more information.

Timing:
Session 1: Friday, April 23, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET
Session 2: Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET
Session 3: Monday, April 26, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET
Session 4: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 10am – 7pm 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: $1,895

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

Required Reading: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Protocol, Practice, and Teaching Skills by Susan Woods & Patricia Rockman
– pre-order at Amazon.ca
– purchasable as of March 1, 2021 via the publisher New Harbinger
 or Amazon.ca
Please note that, even if you teach mindfulness-based programs other than MBSR, this book has a number of chapters that are directly related to Inquiry and to other aspects of teaching mindfulness. 

 

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Evan Collins MD FRCPC
May
6
Thu

MBSR Practicum Intensive Online

Start: Thursday, May 6, 2021

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

Timing
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Session 1: May 6, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET
Session 2: May 7, 2021 | 10am – 6pm ET
Session 3: May 8, 2021 | 10am – 2pm ET
Session 4: May 13, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET
Session 5: May 14, 2021 | 10am – 6pm ET
Session 6: May 15, 2021 | 10am – 2pm ET
Registration closes May 2, 2021 at 11:59pm 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.

Fees: $2,550
Registration closes May 2, 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

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
May
19
Wed

MBCT Basics Online

Start: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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.

Wednesdays
Session 1: May 19, 2021 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: May 26, 2021 | 10am – 5pm ET

Registration closes Tuesday, May 18 at 9:00am 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
Registration closes Tuesday, May 18 at 9:00am ET
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD
Jun
9
Wed

CBT Mindfulness Primer Online

Start: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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
Wednesdays
Session 1: June 9, 2021 | 9:30am – 1:30pm ET
Session 2: June 16, 2021 | 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: $350
Payment, cancellation & refund policies

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker MC MASc RSW RP
Oct
18
Mon

MBSR Practicum Online

Start: Monday, October 18, 2021

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

Timing
Mondays
Sessions 1-10: October 18 – December 20, 2021 | 4pm – 7:30pm ET
Registration closes October 3, 2021 at 11:59pm 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.

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

Facilitator(s):Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP