Program Calendar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oct
18
Mon

MBSR Practicum Online

Start: Monday, October 18, 2021

Canada’s first MBSR practicum. This is the third 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 Practicum page.

Timing
Mondays
Orientation: Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 4pm – 5pm ET
Sessions 1-10: October 18 – December 20, 2021 | 4pm – 7:30pm ET
A very limited number of spots remain available. Please  as soon as possible if you would like to register.

Required Readings
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
MBSR: Protocol, Practice, and Teaching Skills by Susan Woods and Patricia Rockman
Please note that significant additional reading and preparation is required. It is highly recommended that you register 3-4 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
A very limited number of spots remain available. Please  as soon as possible if you would like to register.

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):Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
Oct
18
Mon

Free Online Info Session

Start: Monday, October 18, 2021

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, October 18, 2021 | 6pm – 6:30pm + Q&A

Fee: Free

Facilitator(s):Jeremy Finkelstein RP
Oct
23
Sat

Inquiry Essentials Online

Start: Saturday, October 23, 2021

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
Saturday, Sunday
Session 1: October 23, 2021 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: October 24, 2021 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes October 22, 2021 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 October 22, 2021 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):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Evan Collins MD FRCPC
Oct
26
Tue

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

Start: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

This retreat will explore the intersection between the Dharma (the ancient wisdom teachings of the Buddha) and mindfulness-based programs (predominantly Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy).
For more details, visit the Dharma with a Twist webpage.

Timing
Tuesday – Saturday
October 26-30, 2021 | 10am – 7pm ET

Online Format
Please note this will be a highly interactive web-based program. Your full attention and participation will be required. For technical requirements, click here.

Registration Fee: $250

Costs & Donation
The registration fee covers the administrative costs of delivering the retreat only. The teachers will not receive any payment from the organization. Instead, following the teachings on the practice of generosity of the ancient Buddhist tradition, the teachers will be offering their time and their facilitation skills to the retreatants. Participants are invited to consider this deeply and consider making a donation on top of the fees in appreciation of the teachers’ donated time and skills. Details on how to offer dana, or donations, will be shared at the end of the retreat.

As a registered charity, the Centre does not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Pascal Auclair Core Teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts
Oct
28
Thu

MBSR Online

Start: Thursday, October 28, 2021

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): TBD
Orientation & Session 1: October 28, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 4 – December 16, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 5, 2021 | 10am – 2pm ET
Registration closes October 25, 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: $530
Registration closes October 25, 2021 at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Melissa Nigrini RP & Jacquie Dover RN
Nov
1
Mon

MBCT Online

Start: Monday, November 1, 2021

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): Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Friday, October 29, 2021 | 9am – 11am ET and 4pm – 7pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: November 1, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 8 – December 20, 2021 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
Silent Retreat (live guidance): Sunday, December 12, 2021 | 10am – 4pm ET
Registration closes October 27, 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: $560
Registration closes October 27, 2021 at 9am 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.) & Rhea Plosker RSW RP
Nov
15
Mon

Mindfulness Core Concepts Online

Start: Monday, November 15, 2021

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: November 15, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET
Session 2: November 17, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET
Session 3: November 19, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET
Registration closes November 12, 2021 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 November 12, 2021 at 12pm ET

Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Evan Collins MD & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Nov
16
Tue

MBSR Online

Start: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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): Friday, November 12, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET and Monday, November 15, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: November 16, 2021 | 10am – 1pm ET
Sessions 2-8: November 23, 2021 – January 11, 2022 | 10am – 12:30pm ET
NOTE: December 28th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 9:30am – 1:30pm ET
Please reserve January 18th 10am – 12:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes November 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: $530
Registration closes November 10, 2021 at 9am ET
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

Facilitator(s):Patricia Rockman MD & Elaine Orsini RP
Nov
17
Wed

MBCT Online

Start: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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): Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 6pm – 8pm ET and Monday, November 15, 2021 | 6pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: November 17, 2021 | 6pm – 9pm ET
Sessions 2-8*: November 24, 2021 – January 12, 2022 | 6pm – 8:30pm ET
NOTE: December 29th is the 4-hour silent retreat | 5:30pm – 9:30pm ET
Please reserve January 19th 6pm – 8:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes on November 15, 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: $560
Registration closes November 15, 2021 at 9am 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):Allison McLay RP & Elaine Orsini RP
Nov
26
Fri

MBCT Practicum Intensive Online

Start: Friday, November 26, 2021

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
Monday – Friday
November 26 – December 9, 2021
Orientation: Friday, November 26, 2021 | 11am – 12pm ET
Sessions 1-5: November 29 – December 3, 2021 | 10am – 1:30pm ET
Sessions 6-10: December 6 – 10, 2021 | 10am – 1:30pm ET
Registration closes November 24, 2021 at 9am 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 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: $2,350
Registration closes November 24, 2021 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 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):Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed RP
Dec
7
Tue

MBCT Online

Start: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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): December 2, 2021 | 5pm – 7pm ET and December 6, 2021 | 5pm – 8pm ET
Orientation & Session 1: December 7, 2021 | 5pm – 8pm ET
Sessions 2-8*: December 14, 2021 – February 1, 2022 | 5pm – 7:30pm ET
Silent Retreat: Sunday, January 23, 2022 | 2pm – 6pm ET
* programs skips December 28th
Please reserve February 8th 5pm – 7:30pm ET in your schedule as a make-up session in the rare case of a session cancellation.
Registration closes December 6, 2021 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 December 6, 2021 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):Patricia Rockman MD
Jan
20
Thu

Advanced TTI Online – Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice

Start: Thursday, January 20, 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
January 18-28, 2022
Orientation: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 4pm – 5pm ET
Session 1: Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Friday, January 21, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Monday, January 24, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes January 17, 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 January 17, 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
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
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 6-14, 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.)