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May
9
Thu

MBSR Online ($100 off)

Start: Thursday, May 9, 2024

$100 OFF ORIGINAL PRICE from our Nourish & Flourish Flash Sale

Learn practical ways to manage stress
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is for individuals experiencing stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions.
For more details, visit our MBSR page

Timing
Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Thursday, May 9, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, May 13, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: May 16, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: May 23, 2024 – July 4, 2024 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, June 23, 2024 | 10am – 2pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario, Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasons, as the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

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: $530 $430 – Nourish & Flourish Flash Sale
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP
May
10
Fri

Mindfully Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty

Start: Friday, May 10, 2024

Develop and apply new skills for managing anxiety
This live online group, based on CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, will help you develop a new relationship to anxiety through learning new tools and skills for working more skillfully with anxiety to live the life you want to be living.  For more details, visit our Mindfully Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty page.

Timing
Fridays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Friday, May 10, 2024 | 11am – 2pm ET and Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 5pm – 7pm ET
Orientation & Session 1 – Session 6: May 17, 2024 – June 21, 2024 | 11am – 1:30pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Social Worker (RSW): Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba
  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW): Ontario, Quebec, Yukon
  • Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC): British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland/Labrador, NWT, Yukon & Nunavut

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasons, as the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

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.

Fees: $450
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker RSW RP & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
May
14
Tue

MBCT Online ($100 off)

Start: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

$100 OFF ORIGINAL PRICE from our Nourish & Flourish Flash Sale

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy providing tools and strategies for preventing depressive relapse, as well as reducing acute depression, anxiety and stress.
For more details, visit our MBCT page.

Timing
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 10am – 1pm ET and Friday, May 17, 2024 | 10am – 1pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: May 21, 2024 | 10am – 1pm ET
Sessions 2-8: May 28, 2024 – July 9, 2024| 10am – 12:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Saturday, June 29, 2024 | 10am – 2pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info
Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario, Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasonsas the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

Participants taking MBCT for professional development purposes must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Be registered and accepted in the CMS certification stream for MBCT OR
  2. Are regulated health care professionals in your local jurisdiction OR
  3. Are in related fields with relevant professional qualifications (e.g. teacher/educator, mental health professionals).In all cases the program facilitators will interview you to ensure the MBCT program is the right fit for your professional learning needs and if not may direct you to other mindfulness trainings.

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 $460 – Nourish & Flourish Flash Sale
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP
Jun
5
Wed

MBSR in Downtown Toronto ($100 off)

Start: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Learn practical ways to manage stress
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8 week program that can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood and working memory, develop more awareness, increase resilience, and enhance focus and concentration. This psycho-educational group program helps develop capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to manage stress and build resilience.
For more details, visit our MBSR page

Learn more about our in-person program policies here

Timing
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, June 5, 2024 | 10am – 3pm
Orientation & Session 1: June 12, 2024 | 10am – 1pm
Sessions 2-8: June 19 – July 31, 2024 | 10am – 12:30pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 10am – 4pm
Registration closes Friday, June 7 at 9am – late registrants will be contacted regarding phone intake date/time slot.

Fee: $530 $430
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Amanda Guthrie RP ND & Prabh Dhami
Jun
11
Tue

MBSR Online ($100 off)

Start: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Learn practical ways to manage stress
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is for individuals experiencing stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions.
For more details, visit our MBSR page

Timing
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, June 13, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, June 17, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: June 18, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: June 25, 2024 – August 13, 2024| 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Saturday, August 10, 2024 | 10am – 2pm ET
*no session on July 2nd

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work (MSW RSW): Ontario & Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasons, as the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

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:$530$430
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Breanne Benson
Jun
13
Thu

MBCT Online ($100 off)

Start: Thursday, June 13, 2024

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy providing tools and strategies for preventing depressive relapse, as well as reducing acute depression, anxiety and stress.
For more details, visit our MBCT page.

Timing
Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Thursday, June 13, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, June 17, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: June 20, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: June 27, 2024 – August 15, 2024 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: August 1st is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info
Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Occupational Therapist: Ontario, Quebec
  • Registered Psychotherapist: Ontario, Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasonsas the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

Participants taking MBCT for professional development purposes must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Be registered and accepted in the CMS certification stream for MBCT OR
  2. Are regulated health care professionals in your local jurisdiction OR
  3. Are in related fields with relevant professional qualifications (e.g. teacher/educator, mental health professionals).In all cases the program facilitators will interview you to ensure the MBCT program is the right fit for your professional learning needs and if not may direct you to other mindfulness trainings.

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 $460
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Hricha Rakshit OT Reg. (Ont.) RP
Jul
17
Wed

MBCT Online ($100 off)

Start: Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy providing tools and strategies for preventing depressive relapse, as well as reducing acute depression, anxiety and stress.
For more details, visit our MBCT page.

Timing
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, July 17, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, July 18, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Tuesday, July 23, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: July 24, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: July 31, 2024 – September 11, 2024 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Saturday, August 31, 2024 | 10am – 2pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info
Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Psychotherapist: Ontario, Quebec

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasonsas the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

Participants taking MBCT for professional development purposes must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Be registered and accepted in the CMS certification stream for MBCT OR
  2. Are regulated health care professionals in your local jurisdiction OR
  3. Are in related fields with relevant professional qualifications (e.g. teacher/educator, mental health professionals).In all cases the program facilitators will interview you to ensure the MBCT program is the right fit for your professional learning needs and if not may direct you to other mindfulness trainings.

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 $460
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Angie Kingma RP
Aug
14
Wed

MBSR Online ($100 off)

Start: Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Learn practical ways to manage stress
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is for individuals experiencing stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions.
For more details, visit our MBSR page

Timing
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, August 14, 2024 | 10am – 2pm ET and Tuesday, August 20, 2024 | 10am – 11am ET
Orientation & Session 1: August 21, 2024 | 10am – 1pm ET
Sessions 2-8: August 28, 2024 – October 9, 2024 | 10am – 12:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Saturday, September 28, 2024 | 10am – 2pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Social Worker (RSW): Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba
  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW): Ontario, Quebec, Yukon
  • Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC): British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland/Labrador, NWT, Yukon & Nunavut

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasons, as the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

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:$530$430
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Rhea Plosker RSW RP & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Aug
20
Tue

MBCT Online ($100 off)

Start: Tuesday, August 20, 2024

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy providing tools and strategies for preventing depressive relapse, as well as reducing acute depression, anxiety and stress.
For more details, visit our MBCT page.

Timing
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, August 20, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, August 22, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, August 26, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: August 27, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: September 3, 2024 – October 22, 2024 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: October 8th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info
Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Nurse: Ontario

Please consult your extended health benefits provider to see if you have coverage for these clinical designations. For more information see About Insurance.

If you live outside the provinces listed above, you may only take this program for professional development reasonsas the facilitators are only licensed to practice in those specific regions. You will be required to complete a specific Professional Development Questionnaire and Informed Consent. If requested, you can receive a certificate of participation signed by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the program.

Participants taking MBCT for professional development purposes must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Be registered and accepted in the CMS certification stream for MBCT OR
  2. Are regulated health care professionals in your local jurisdiction OR
  3. Are in related fields with relevant professional qualifications (e.g. teacher/educator, mental health professionals).In all cases the program facilitators will interview you to ensure the MBCT program is the right fit for your professional learning needs and if not may direct you to other mindfulness trainings.

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 $460
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

If you’re interested in taking this course but don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Nikki Mohle RN
Oct
3
Thu

DBT Skills Online (Ontario Only)

Start: Thursday, October 3, 2024

This fall, the Centre for Mindfulness Studies is collaborating with A Mindful Change to bring you a different kind of group therapy – DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) skills group. If you struggle with intense emotions, have a hard time getting through distressing situations, and maintaining healthy relationships, this DBT skills course is for you!

DBT Skills Group supports individuals in enhancing their ability to control their focus and attention, increase emotional stability, tolerate painful emotions without engaging in unhelpful responses, and develop and maintain healthy relationships. It does this through the teaching of direct skills from Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills. These skills have been widely researched and used to support individuals with or without mental health issues who are struggling with emotional and/or interpersonal dysregulation.

The group is 12 weeks long, 1.5 hours per group session, and lead by three facilitators highly trained in DBT. The program requires active engagement in the weekly sessions as well as home practice over the week. This group is considered a compliment to any of the mindfulness programs offered at the Centre (MBCT, MBSR, MSC) and can be taken prior to or after these other programs.

Please note: This is not the recommended DBT skills approach if you are actively suicidal and engaging in active self-harming behaviours. If this is your current experience, DBT comprehensive approach is the recommended modality.

Timing
Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): You will receive an email from A Mindful Change to complete a required intake form and attend a brief phone interview a couple of weeks prior to the start date of the program.
Session 1 – 12: October 3, 2024 – December 12, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8pm ET

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info
Insurance receipts can be given from the following healthcare providers to registrants from the provinces listed below:

  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP): Ontario
  • Registered Nurse (RN): Ontario

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. Your full attention and participation will be required.

Facilitator(s):Nikki Mohle RN & Craig Oolup RP