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TEACHER TRAININGS

Inquiry Essentials – online through the Centre for Mindfulness Studies

Two-day training on June 14 & 15, 2024

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 for Mindfulness Studies’ Facilitators-In-Training looking to be recognized as Trained MBCT / MBSR Facilitators. It is open to all mindfulness facilitators who meet the prerequisites. For more details, visit our Inquiry Essentials page.

 

Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Tom Heah M.Sc. (OT); Reg OT(BC)

Timing: Friday, Saturday, June 14 & 15, 2024

Session 1: June 14, 2024 | 7am – 2pm Pacific Time

Session 2: June 15, 2024 | 7am – 2pm Pacific Time

 

About the Facilitators:

Patricia Rockman MD: Patricia is the co-founder and advisor of Education and Clinical Services at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and the developer of the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. She has co-authored a number of publications in the areas of mindfulness and mental health and she has been educating healthcare providers in stress reduction, CBT, and mindfulness-based practices for over 20 years. Full bio here.

Tom Heah OT: Tom is a mentor teacher trainer for MBCT and MBSR teachers-in-training at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS), and an MBCT teacher trainer with the China-Canada Mindfulness Association. Tom has taught MBCT, MBSR and other mindfulness courses in community mental health, at college and for the general public for over 18 years. Full bio here.

 

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.

Train to facilitate MBSR programs.

​This is the second module of the Centre for Mindfulness Studies’ 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.

Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Tom Heah M.Sc. (OT); Reg OT(BC)

Timing
Orientation Session: Friday, November 15 | 12:30pm – 1:00pm ET
November 18-26, 2024
Session 1: Monday, November 18, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, November 19 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, November 21, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, November 22, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, November 25, 2024 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Tuesday, November 26, 2024 | 10am – 5pm 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.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training Intensive

Train to facilitate MBCT programs in an immersive online atmosphere with guidance from highly skilled health care providers and mindfulness facilitators. This is the third module of the Centre for Mindfulness Studies’ 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.

Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Tom Heah M.Sc. (OT); Reg OT(BC)

Timing
Orientation Session: Friday, April 18, 2025 | 12:30pm – 1pm ET
April 21-29, 2025
Session 1: Monday, April 21, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, April 22, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, April 24, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, April 25, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, April 28, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Tuesday, April 29, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes Thursday April 10, 2025 at 9am ET

 

About the Facilitators

Patricia Rockman MD: Patricia is the co-founder and advisor of Education and Clinical Services at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and the developer of the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. She has co-authored a number of publications in the areas of mindfulness and mental health and she has been educating healthcare providers in stress reduction, CBT, and mindfulness-based practices for over 20 years. Full bio here.

 

Tom Heah OT: Tom is a mentor teacher trainer for MBCT and MBSR teachers-in-training at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS), and an MBCT teacher trainer with the China-Canada Mindfulness Association. Tom has taught MBCT, MBSR and other mindfulness courses in community mental health, at college and for the general public for over 18 years. Full bio here.

 

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.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training Intensive

Train to facilitate MBSR programs. This is the second module of the Centre for Mindfulness Studies’ 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
Orientation Session: Friday, November 21, 2025 | 12:30pm – 1:00pm ET
Nov 24-Dec 2 , 2025
Session 1: Monday, November 24, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 2: Tuesday, November 25, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 3: Thursday, November 27, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 4: Friday, November 28, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 5: Monday, December 1, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Session 6: Tuesday, December 2, 2025 | 10am – 5pm ET
Registration closes Friday November 21, 2025 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.

 

About the Facilitators

Patricia Rockman MD: Patricia is the co-founder and advisor of Education and Clinical Services at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and the developer of the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. She has co-authored a number of publications in the areas of mindfulness and mental health and she has been educating healthcare providers in stress reduction, CBT, and mindfulness-based practices for over 20 years. Full bio here.

 

Tom Heah OT: Tom is a mentor teacher trainer for MBCT and MBSR teachers-in-training at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS), and an MBCT teacher trainer with the China-Canada Mindfulness Association. Tom has taught MBCT, MBSR and other mindfulness courses in community mental health, at college and for the general public for over 18 years. Full bio here.

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