Sunnybrook Psychiatry Institute for
Workshop: Mindfulness-Based Group
Practice - A six-day interprofessional course for clinicians who wish to
lead mindfulness-based groups
Mindfulness involves cultivating new
relationships with our experiences, thoughts and emotions through paying
attention intentionally and non-judgmentally. Mindfulness-based stress
reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) are
increasingly being used in clinical settings to help patients/clients cope
better with chronic illness, pain, depression, anxiety and stress, and are part
of one of the fastest growing areas of clinical research today. This
workshop series will help participants to develop and/or deepen their own daily
mindfulness meditation practice, and will familiarize them with the skills and
knowledge needed to lead MBSR and MBCT groups. Upon completion of this
workshop, participants will be eligible to apply for a supervisory series
that will further support their development as mindfulness-based therapy group
What You Will Learn in
Mindfulness-Based Group Practice:
- Key principles and skills in leading MBSR & MBCT groups
- How to develop and/or deepen your own mindfulness practice
- How to improve empathy with clients by developing a more mindful relationship
with your own and with clients’ distress, difficult thoughts and pain
- An expanded repertoire of clinical techniques for treating clients with
stress, physical illness and psychological disorders
- How to assess your own readiness to lead groups and to determine your ongoing
needs in support of this
Speakers: Kirstin Bindseil, MSW, RSW, Kate Kitchen,
MSW, RSW & Steven Selchen, MD, MSt, FRCPC
Dates: 1st Weekend: Sat. & Sun., September 23 & 24, 2017
2nd Weekend: Sat. & Sun., October 21 & 22, 2017
3rd Weekend: Sat. & Sun., November 18 & 19, 2017
Registration fee: $1175 + HST.
To RSVP, or for more information about this workshop, please contact:
Melissa Armstrong, Administrative Coordinator by email: email@example.com
or phone 416-480-6736
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators. It is intended for credentialed mental health professionals with clinical qualifications in such areas as psychiatry, GP psychotherapy, psychology, social work, nursing or occupational therapy. If you are uncertain about your eligibility, please contact us to discuss further.
Fee & Registration
This workshop is six full days across three weekends – carefully designed to provide opportunity between weekends for you to cultivate your mindfulness practice.
Catered lunch, light breakfast and refreshments are included on all days. Resource materials are also included, including a professionally produced CD of guided mindfulness practices led by our faculty.
This training course tends to fill quickly, so we recommend registering as early as possible to avoid being wait listed.
Requests for cancellation must be made in writing (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org) A processing fee of $75 will be retained on all cancellations. Full refunds will be provided, less the processing fee, for cancellations requested on or prior to August 21, 2017. Refunds can also be issued for cancellations requested after August 21, 2017 but only if Sunnybrook Mindfulness is able to suitably fill your spot. Registrations are not transferable. The University of Toronto reserves the right to cancel events. In the event that this would occur, registrants would be notified at the earliest possible date. Registration fees for events cancelled by the University will be refunded; however the University will not be liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause.
Continuing and Professional Development (CPD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows CPD to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.