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Feb
1
Tue

MBCT Online

Start: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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, January 25, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, January 31, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET.
Orientation & Session 1: February 1, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: February 8 – March 29, 2022 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: March 15th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please try to reserve April 5, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes January 28, 2022 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 January 28, 2022 at 9:00am ET

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 OT Reg. (Ont.) RP & Helen Munt RSW
Feb
2
Wed

Free Online Info Session

Start: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

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
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 6pm – 7pm + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein RP
Feb
6
Sun

Pandemic Burnout: Mindfulness for Well-being and Resilience

Start: Sunday, February 6, 2022

Mindfulness for Well-being and Resilience
This four-part mindfulness series is designed to assist anyone struggling with the latest covid lockdown and feelings of burnout. We will explore self-compassion and mindfulness-based practices to use in daily life in order to work more skillfully with stress. We will discuss the model of empathy and cultivating healthy social connections and emotional regulation through mindfulness, which creates mental and physical well-being during this time in the pandemic.

In this workshop participants will:
– Learn new and practical tools to care for themselves
– Develop strategies to deal with pandemic exhaustion
– Increase connection with others and reduce feelings of isolation

Timing
Sundays
Session 1: Feb 6, 2022 | 10:00am – 11:00am ET
Session 2: Feb 13, 2022 | 10:00am – 11:00am ET
Session 3: Feb 27, 2022 | 10:00am – 11:00am ET
Session 4: March 6, 2022 | 10:00am – 11:00am ET

*please note that we are not meeting on Feb 20 due to the Family Day holiday 

Registration closes February 4th at 12pm ET.

Online Format
Please note this will be an interactive web-based course. For technical requirements, click here.

Fee: $100
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Feb
10
Thu

Mindfully Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty

Start: Thursday, February 10, 2022

Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty – living the life you want to live.
In this live online group, highly skilled regulated healthcare providers will help you develop and apply new skills for managing anxiety. For more details, visit our Mindfully Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty page.

Timing
Thursdays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Thursday, February 3, 2022 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm ET and Monday, February 7, 2022 | 1pm – 5pm ET and Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET.
Orientation & Session 1: February 10, 2022 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm ET
Sessions 2-8*: February 17 – April 7, 2022 | 5:30pm – 8pm ET
* program skips March 17th
Please try to reserve April 14, 2022 | 5:30pm – 8pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes on February 8th 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.

Fees: $550
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

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

Mindfulness Core Concepts Online

Start: Monday, February 14, 2022

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: February 14, 2022 | 10am – 1pm ET
Session 2: February 16, 2022 | 10am – 1pm ET
Session 3: February 18, 2022 | 10am – 1pm ET
Registration closes Friday, February 11 2022 at 12pm 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
Registration closes Friday, February 11 2022 at 12pm ET

Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Evan Collins MD & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Feb
15
Tue

MBSR Online

Start: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

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, February 15, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 10am – 12pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: February 22, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8*: March 1 – April 26, 2022 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
* program skips March 15th
NOTE: April 12th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please try to reserve May 3, 2022 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.

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
Registration closes February 17, 2022 at 12pm ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP
Feb
16
Wed

MBCT Online

Start: Wednesday, February 16, 2022

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, February 16, 2022 | 10:30am – 1:30pm ET and Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 10:30am – 1:30pm ET and Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: February 23, 2022 | 10am – 1pm ET
Sessions 2-8*: March 2 – April 27, 2022 | 10:30 am – 1pm ET
* program skips March 16th
NOTE: April 13th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 10am – 2pm ET
Please try to reserve May 4, 2022 | 10:30 am – 1pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.

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):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Elaine Smookler RP
Feb
28
Mon

MBCT Online

Start: Monday, February 28, 2022

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
Mondays
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Monday, February 28, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, March 7, 2022 | 10am – 12pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: March 7, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: March 14 – May 2, 2022 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: April 18th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please try to reserve May 9, 2022 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.

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):Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Nikki Mohle RN
Mar
1
Tue

CBT Meets Mindfulness Online

Start: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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
Tuesday, Thursday
Session 1: March 1, 2022 | 11am – 2pm
Session 2: March 3, 2022 | 11am – 2pm
Registration closes February, 28 2022 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):Rhea Plosker MC MASc RSW RP
Mar
4
Fri

Advanced Practice Silent Retreat

Start: Friday, March 4, 2022

Advance your mindfulness practice with an extended weekend of silence.
This silent retreat is for those who have completed a mindfulness-based program such as MBCT, MBSR, MAT, or MSC and would like to deepen their practice. This weekend retreat will allow you to embrace an extended period of silence and to engage in a process of self-discovery.

You will be guided through formal and informal practice by two of the Centre’s senior facilitators including our co-founder and Director of Education & Clinical Services Patricia Rockman. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss in small groups what is coming up for you during the extended practice. There will also be two periods of inquiry, the discussion and exploration that often follows a period of mindfulness meditation.
Silent retreats allow the opportunity to work with both the joys and challenges of mindfulness. Facilitators will be available to answer questions or assist you as needed. Participants are encouraged to maintain silence outside of the sessions whenever possible. Detailed recommendations about how to get the most from this online experience will be shared about one week before the start date.

Timing
Friday – Sunday
Session 1: March 4, 2022 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Session 2: March 5, 2022 | 9:30am – 6pm ET
Session 3: March 6, 2022 | 9:30am – 6pm ET
Registration closes Wednesday, March 2, 2022 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: $250
Registration closes Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

This program is only open to participants who reside in Ontario.
If you’re interested in taking this course but do not reside in this province or don’t see a time that works for you, let us know! Fill out our interest list here.

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Allison McLay RP
Mar
6
Sun

MSC Online

Start: Sunday, March 6, 2022

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
Sunday Afternoons

Orientation: Sunday, March 6, 2022 | 1pm – 2pm ET
Intake Interviews (via telephone): Sunday, March 6, 2022 | 2pm – 5pm ET and Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 1pm – 4pm ET and Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 1pm – 4pm ET
Sessions 1-8*: March 13 – May 15, 2022 | 1pm – 4pm ET
* program skips April 17th
NOTE: April 24th is the 3-hour silent retreat during the normal session time
Please try to reserve May 22, 2022 | 1pm – 4pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Late registrants will be accepted until March 9, 2022 at 9am 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: $625
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

To find out if your third-party insurance covers all or part of a therapeutic program, visit our About Insurance page.

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.

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):Markus Bohlmann Certified MSC Facilitator & Cassandra Cornacchia MSW RSW
Mar
10
Thu

Inquiry Essentials Online

Start: Thursday, March 10, 2022

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: March 10, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: March 11, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes March 9, 2022 at 9am 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: $560
Registration closes March 9, 2022 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.

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):Evan Collins MD FRCPC & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.) & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
Mar
21
Mon

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive Online

Start: Monday, March 21, 2022

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. The course is open to all MBCT facilitators-in-training who meet the prerequisites. For more details, visit our MBCT TTI webpage.

Timing
March 21-31, 2022
Mandatory Orientation Session: Monday, March 21, 2022 | 12pm – 1:30pm ET
Session 1: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Friday, March 25, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Monday, March 28, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes March 20, 2022 at 11:59pm 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: $2,050
Registration closes March 20, 2022 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

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):Zindel Segal PhD C.Psych & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP
Apr
1
Fri

MBSR Teacher Training Intensive ONLINE

Start: Friday, April 1, 2022

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
April 1-14, 2022
Mandatory Orientation Session: Friday, April 1, 2022 | 12pm – 1:30pm ET
Session 1: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Friday, April 8, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Monday, April 11, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes April 1, 2022 at 9am 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: $2,250
Registration closes April 1, 2022 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 apply to receive the registration link.

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 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 & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
May
3
Tue

Advanced TTI Online – Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice

Start: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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
May 3-12, 2022
Orientation: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 | 4pm – 5pm ET
Session 1: Thursday, May 5, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Friday, May 6, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Monday, May 9, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes May 2, 2022 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: $1,895
Registration closes May 2, 2022 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 & Evan Collins MD FRCPC
May
9
Mon

MBSR Practicum Intensive Online

Start: Monday, May 9, 2022

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: Monday, April 25, 2022 | 12pm – 1:30pm ET
Monday – Friday
May 9-20, 2022
Sessions 0-4: May 9-13, 2022 | 12pm – 3:30pm ET
Sessions 5-9: May 16-20, 2022 | 12pm – 3:30pm ET
Registration closes on April 25, 2022 at 9am 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 on April 25, 2022 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 apply to receive the registration link.

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 & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)