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Testimonials from our Clients

“I suffered for years from a combination of pain, depression and sleep problems. I cycled back and forth between anti-depressants, sleeping aids and pain medications. My symptoms had become so tightly braided that nothing really helped. The self-knowledge and techniques I gained in the MBCT course has begun to loosen the knot—and has given me hope that I might be able to finally unravel it.”- Grant Stewart, MBCT Participant

Below are some comments from end of course feedback forms which are returned anonymously to allow for honesty of appraisal:

“Mindfulness allows me to properly prioritize issues and to respond with an appropriate voice when necessary.” 
– MBCT Participant

“It is a miracle for me to actually be able to face depression and negative feelings head on.”
– MBCT Participant

“I thought about this class every day. It was challenging and helped me understand what mindfulness was. I learned way more than if I had read a book by myself (which I tried.)” 
– MBCT Participant

“I needed to find a way to recognize my triggers deal with thoughts before I started to end up in a depressive state and this class has helped me with that. I was at the point where I might have had to use anti-depressants but at this time I don’t feel like it is necessary.”
– MBCT Participant

“I am not the same person as when I started. I am learning to trust my judgement and thoughts. I will continue to meditate on a daily basis and this has been so powerful and profound in my change that I will continue to pursue more avenues for learning about it.” – MBCT Participant

“Having lived with chronic pain and depression for so long, all the doctors can only prescribe drugs. I wanted something safer and more effective. First time I felt some foundation from stress and for managing it.” 
– MBCT Participant

“I feel that I am on the cusp of changing my life for the better. This is huge.”
– MBCT Participant

I think the skills learned in this course along with additional hard-work and reflection helps you feel more okay with being and playing in the unknown.” 
– MBCT Participant

This course has been important in helping me understand the theoretical values of mindfulness based activities in dealing with depressive/anxious thoughts. I am beginning to feel that in my daily practice.”  
– MBCT Participant

Mindfulness has been really helpful for me personally and professionally. I developed a lot of habits around multi-tasking and rushing and thinking ahead. Mindfulness has helped me notice these tendencies and step out of them” 
– MBCT Basics Participant

“It was very important for me to get out and do this work with others. I tend to isolate myself when feeling anxious/depressed so being with others and talking about my experiences was unusual and valuable.”- MBCT Basics Participant

Testimonials from our Partners

“Our partnership with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies provides an essential support for both our outpatient mental health and addiction patients and has been of particular value in training our clinical staff and evaluating group outcomes.”

– Dr. Jose Silveira, Psychiatrist-in-Chief & Medical Director of Mental Health and Addiction Programs, St. Joseph’s Health Centre

“Our staff training program with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies offered a staff development opportunity, reduced stress and improved coping skills in staff, and improved relationships amongst staff. Staff and the agency benefitted a great deal from participating in the program.”

– Tracy Cocks, Director of Programs & Community Development, Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC)

Personal Programs

Start: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Start: Monday, September 24, 2018
Start: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Start: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Professional Development

Start: Monday, September 24, 2018
2018-09-24 13:30:00
Start: Friday, September 28, 2018
2018-09-28 13:30:00
Start: Saturday, September 29, 2018
2018-09-29 19:30:00
Start: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
2018-10-09 04:00:00