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Mar
4
Mon

MBSR Online

Start: Monday, March 4, 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
Mondays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Monday, March 4, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Tuesday, March 5, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: March 11, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: March 18, 2024 – May 6, 2024 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: April 22nd is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET

**Registration closes Wednesday, March 6 at 9am 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 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
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 & Lynne Protain
Mar
7
Thu

Teacher Training Info Session

Start: Thursday, March 7, 2024

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
Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm ET
* 30 minute presentation + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Fani Peker Client Services & Education Coordinator
Mar
13
Wed

MBCT Online

Start: Wednesday, March 13, 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
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | 5pm -9pm ET and Monday, March 18, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: March 20, 2024 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Sessions 2-8: March 27, 2024 – May 15, 2024 | 6:30pm – 9pm ET
NOTE: May 1st is the 4-hour silent retreat |6pm – 10pm ET

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

  • Registered Nurse (RN): Ontario, Quebec
  • Registered Social Worker (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 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):Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Nikki Mohle RN
Mar
16
Sat

MSC online for 2SLGBTQIA+

Start: Saturday, March 16, 2024

What is Mindful Self-Compassion?

Mindful Self-Compassion MSC is an empirically supported program based on the groundbreaking research of Christopher Germer (PhD) and Kristin Neff (PhD).

MSC helps you turn towards yourself with kindness and understanding, become your own best friend and ally, and learn to build a warm-hearted response to your daily experience, especially during difficult times. The program will include practical components such as meditations, exercises, movement and group discussions that help you cultivate your inner resource of compassion.

This application of the Mindful Self-Compassion program addresses the needs of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community as it offers an environment of belonging. We as members of the community (no allies, please) learn about and practice self-compassion together and begin to explore the two sides of self-compassion – tender and fierce – and to see how they apply to our lives as 2SLGBTQIA+ folks.

At the completion of this program, participants will begin to:

  • Describe the theory and research supporting mindful self-compassion, in particular as they apply to 2SLGBTQIA+

  • Develop and use self-compassion practices to alleviate minority stress

  • Explore tender and fierce compassion and how they pertain to the lives of 2SLGBTQIA+ folks

  • Discern and manage difficult situations and emotions, in particular shame and anger because these are predominant emotions with which we as 2SLGBTQIA+ folks struggle.

  • Increase self-awareness and self-love

  • Engage in topics of intimacy and consent so we strengthen our authenticity

  • Befriend the inner critic and motivate ourselves with kindness to affect change in our lives as 2SLGBTQIA+ folks

  • Feel belonging within a community of same-spirited people

Who created the MSC application for 2SLGBTQIA+?
Wiebke Pausch, Markus Bohlmann, and Armel Wraight have been invited by Chris Germer, the co-founder of the MSC program, to write an application for their community. They have been teaching the program to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community for several years and have integrated their teaching experience and feedback from participants into the application. Currently, the program is only taught by them.

Timing
Saturdays
Intake Interviews (via Zoom): Friday, March 8, 2024 | 10am – 1pm ET and Sunday, March 10, 2024 | 10am – 1pm ET
Sessions 1-8*: March 16, 2024 – May 25, 2024 | 10am – 12:30pm ET
NOTE: April 27th is the 3-hour silent retreat, 10am – 1pm ET
*skips March 30 and May 11
Please reserve June 1 in case we need to move a session

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.

Course Format and Modules

This application contains 80% of the traditional MSC curriculum and is grounded within a context relevant for 2SLGBTQ+ folks. The application also introduces new themes and practices as well as rewritten practices to make the MSC program more accessible and relatable to the lived experience of folks from the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Session Themes are:
Session 1: Belonging and Building Community
Session 2: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
Session 3: Loving-Kindness
Session 4: Discovering Your Compassionate Voice
Session 5: Living Deeply – Living Authentically
Session 6: Pride and Rage: Being with Difficult Emotions
Session 7: Intimacy and Shame
Session 8: Staying Connected

Fee: $625
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Strongly recommended reading:
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength and Thrive by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer  (available on Amazon.ca and Guilford.com)

Recommended readings:
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion by Christopher Germer, Ph.D.
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Facilitator(s):Markus Bohlmann Certified MSC Facilitator & Wiebke Pausch Trained MSC Facilitator
Mar
18
Mon

Free Online Info Session

Start: Monday, March 18, 2024

Learn a little mindfulness
If you’re considering a mindfulness program, join us for a free information session!
For more details, visit our Mindfulness Info Session page

Timing
Monday, March 18, 2024 | 6pm – 7pm ET

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein RP
Mar
19
Tue

MBSR in Downtown Toronto

Start: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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

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
Tuesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Wednesday, March 20, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, March 25, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: March 26, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: April 2, 2024 – May 14, 2024| 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 10am – 4pm ET

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):Jacquie Dover RN
Mar
26
Tue

Mindfulness Core Concepts Online

Start: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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
Tuesday-Thursday
Session 1: March 26, 2024 | 1:00 – 4:00pm ET
Session 2: March 27, 2024 | 1:00 – 4:00pm ET
Session 3: March 28, 2024 | 1:00 – 4:00pm 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):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Kim Ronaline Salvador RP (Qualifying)
Mar
27
Wed

MBCT in Downtown Toronto

Start: Wednesday, March 27, 2024

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

Learn more about our in-person program policies here

Timing
Wednesdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Wednesday, March 27, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: April 3, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: April 10, 2024 – May 22, 2024 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 10am – 4pm ET

Location
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

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.

Fee: $560
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Helen Munt BSW RSW & Kim Ronaline Salvador RP (Q)
Apr
8
Mon

MBSR Online

Start: Monday, April 8, 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
Mondays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Monday, April 8, 2024 | 5pm – 9pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: April 15, 2024 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Sessions 2-8: April 22, 2024 – June 17, 2024 | 6:30pm – 9pm ET
NOTE: June 3rd is the 4-hour silent retreat |6pm – 10pm ET
* skips May 20th

**Registration closes Tuesday, April 9th at 9am – late registrants will be contacted regarding phone intake date/time slot.**

Helpful Insurance & Registration Info

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

  • Registered Psychologist (C.Psych): Ontario
  • 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
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 & Amanda Beaman C.Psych
Apr
12
Fri

MBCT Online

Start: Friday, April 12, 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
Fridays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Friday, April 12, 2024 | 12pm – 3pm ET and Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | 2pm – 5pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: April 19, 2024 | 12pm – 3pm ET
Sessions 2-8: April 26, 2024 – June 14, 2024| 12pm – 2:30pm ET
NOTE: May 31 is the 4-hour silent retreat | 12pm – 4pm 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, 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 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
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
Apr
15
Mon

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive Online (25% off with TTI combo)

Start: Monday, April 15, 2024

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 Session: Monday, April 15, 2024 | 3:30pm – 5pm ET
April 18-26, 2024
Session 1: Thursday, April 18, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Friday, April 19, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Monday, April 22, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Friday, April 26, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes Friday April 12, 2024 at noon ET

About your Facilitators

Patricia Rockman MD: Patricia is the co-founder and advisor of Education and Clinical Services at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and the developer of the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. She has co-authored a number of publications in the areas of mindfulness and mental health and she has been educating healthcare providers in stress reduction, CBT, and mindfulness-based practices for over 20 years. Full bio here.

Tom Heah OT: Tom is a mentor for MBCT and MBSR teachers-in-training at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS), and an MBCT teacher trainer with CMS and the China-Canada Mindfulness Association. Tom is also an advisor with the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Full bio here.

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

The Centre is offering a 25% discount on the MBCT Practicum if you register for both the April 2024 MBCT TTI and the April 2024 MBCT Practicum; please email  once you have registered for the MBCT TTI in order to obtain the discount code.

Need a partial bursary to attend one of our professional development courses? The Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS) is able to offer up to a maximum of 50% off the fee for one of our professional development training courses. The bursary applies to our 6-day MBCT or MBSR teacher training intensives or to the 10-week MBCT or MBSR Practicums.
Click here for more details on how to apply 

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

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):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Tom Heah OT Reg
Apr
16
Tue

MBCT Online

Start: Tuesday, April 16, 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, April 16, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, April 18, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, April 22, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: April 23, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: April 30, 2024 – June 11, 2024| 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Saturday, June 1, 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
  • 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.

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, 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):Elaine Orsini RP & Becky Curran MSW RSW
Apr
23
Tue

MSC Online

Start: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being.
For more details, visit our MSC page.

Timing
Tuesday
Orientation: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 6pm – 7pm ET
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 7pm – 9pm ET and Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 1-8: April 30, 2024 – June 25, 2024 | 6pm – 9pm ET
NOTE: June 4 is the 3-hour silent retreat during the regular session time

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 course. Your full attention and participation will be required.
For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $625
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Strongly recommended reading:
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength and Thrive by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer  (available on Amazon.ca and Guilford.com)

Recommended readings:
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion by Christopher Germer, Ph.D.
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Facilitator(s):Christine Grace McMulkin MSW RSW Certified MSC Teacher & Kim Ronaline Salvador Trained MSC Facilitator
Apr
24
Wed

MBCT Practicum Online (25% off with TTI combo)

Start: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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
Orientation Session: April 24, 2024 | 1pm – 2pm ET
Wednesdays
Sessions 1 – 10: May 1, 2024 – July 3, 2024 | 12pm – 3:30pm ET
Please try to reserve July 10, 2024 | 12 – 3:30pm 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 April 22, 2024 at 9am ET. Late registrants may have difficulty completing the required preparation work.

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: $2,550

The Centre is offering a 25% discount on the MBCT Practicum if you register for both the April 2024 MBCT TTI and the April 2024 MBCT Practicum; please email  once you have registered for the MBCT TTI in order to obtain the discount code.

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

*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):Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
May
9
Thu

MBSR Online

Start: Thursday, May 9, 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
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
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

Start: Tuesday, May 14, 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, 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
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 & Lorin Young
Jun
14
Fri

Inquiry Essentials Online

Start: Friday, June 14, 2024

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
Friday, Saturday
Session 1: June 14, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: June 15, 2024 | 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

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

The information you provide in your application 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 & Tom Heah
Sep
13
Fri

Teacher Training Info Session

Start: Friday, September 13, 2024

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
Friday, September 13, 2024 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm ET
* 30 minute presentation + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Fani Peker Client Services & Education Coordinator
Oct
30
Wed

Mindfulness Core Concepts Online

Start: Wednesday, October 30, 2024

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
Wednesday – Friday
Session 1: October 30, 2024 | 9:30am – 12:30pm ET
Session 2: October 31, 2024 | 9:30am – 12:30pm ET
Session 3: November 1, 2024 | 9:30am – 12:30pm 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.

Fee: $475
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP & Kim Ronaline Salvador RP (Qualifying)
Nov
15
Fri

MBSR Teacher Training Intensive ONLINE (25% off with Practicum combo)

Start: Friday, November 15, 2024

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
Orientation Session: Friday, November 15 | 12:30pm – 1:00pm ET
November 18-26, 2024
Session 1: Monday, November 18, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, November 19 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, November 21, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, November 22, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, November 25, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Tuesday, November 26, 2024 | 10am – 5pm 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: $2,350

The Centre is offering a 25% discount on the MBSR TTI if you register for both the November 2024 MBSR TTI and the January 2025 MBSR Practicum; please email once you have registered for the MBSR TTI in order to obtain the discount code.

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

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 & Tom Heah OT Reg.
Jan
17
Fri

MBSR Practicum Online (25% off with TTI combo)

Start: Friday, January 17, 2025

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 17, 2025 | 11am – 11:30am ET
Thursdays
Sessions 0-9: January 23 – March 27, 2025 | 9:30am – 1pm ET

The Centre strongly recommends that you register by January 15, 2025 at 9am 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

The Centre is offering a 25% discount on the MBSR Practicum if you register for both the November 2024 MBSR TTI and the January 2025 MBSR Practicum; please email once you have registered for the MBSR TTI in order to obtain the discount code.

*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