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Deeper Mindfulness: Exploring Feeling Tone

With Tom Heah, M.Sc. (OT) & Stephany Berinstein, M.Sc. (OT)Jan. 15 – Mar. 4, 2024 

This newly developed course is for people who have taken a previous mindfulness course, including MindfulnessBSR or MBCT, and want to deepen their practice. Developed by Mark Williams (a co-developer of MBCT) and his colleagues, this course will enable participants to explore an important aspect of mindfulness meditation, feeling tone, that can be a tipping point from one state into another, from calmness to reactivity and vice versa.

Suitable for those with some mindfulness meditation experience who wish to
deepen their practice and to alleviate anxiety, stress, depression, and beginners who wish to learn about and practice an important aspect of mindfulness. 
Date: Eight consecutive Mondays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  
Location: Online, through Zoom interactive video.
Zoom link will be sent out on registration.

Fees: $350 – includes online manual. Full and partial scholarship available for people on limited income. Occupational Therapist fees are covered by some extended health plans, and may be income tax deductible.
More information:
To register, please contact Tom Heah at


10-Week Online MBSR Essentials (April 25 to July 11, 2024)
(Recognized by the Mindfulness Center at Brown University & Global Mindfulness Collaborative)

The 10-Week Online MBSR Essentials is the first step in Level 1 of the MBSR Teacher Training Pathway.  It meets equivalency for 10-Week Foundations training offered through Brown University’s School Of Professional Studies, and recognized by all members of the Global Mindfulness Collaborative, including the Mindfulness Centre at Brown University (MC@B).

MBSR Essentials offers a highly experiential exploration of the MBSR curriculum, cultivating evidence-based teaching competencies and understanding from the inside out. Whether you intend to teach MBSR or integrate mindfulness into your professional field in other ways, Essentials is a special opportunity to deepen practice. As we discover greater degrees of freedom in our own lives, we are able to bring the essential transformative elements of mindfulness to others in the service of minimizing harm and maximizing human flourishing.

Upon successful completion of MBSR Essentials you can:

  • Teach mindfulness workshops. 

  • Teach introductory mindfulness meditation classes.  


Please note, after completion MBSR Essentials you are not qualified to teach the eight-week MBSR curriculum.  This happens only after completing all aspects of Level 1, which includes MBSR Intensive Practice and Teaching (IPT) – see Three Training Levels for more details.

This program also offers 63.50 Continuing Education (CE) credit hours approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). 


The Training is facilitated by Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat.  Kasim is a Registered Psychologist in BC, and Certified MBSR Teacher through University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.  He is the founder of Center For Mindfulness Canada, North Vancouver.  Kasim has  completed a six-month meditation retreat in silence in Southeast Asia and presented a TEDx talk about entitled “How mindfulness meditation redefines pain, happiness & satisfaction”.


For more details about the training including the Free Teacher Training Information Sessions, and listing of the prerequisites for the program, please visit or


Contact Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat at 604-771-0579 or

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