Welcome, Continuing our Evolution…Introducing Consulting Services, ...Multiple Delivery Methods, Spring Facilitator Course, Weekend MBCPM Level 1 Course


Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPMTM) is a program developed by Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix, a physician and chronic pain consultant at St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada.  It is based on the famous Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) originated by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the USA several decades ago, and has been developed into a programme more customized to the needs of those dealing with chronic pain. Classes are conducted in a similar environment: meeting rooms at various hospitals/health facilities, in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

From mid 2015, NNC no longer directly offers the patient courses, basic and alumni level. NNC now acts as a training, mentoring and accrediting company for other facilitators wishing to take the courses back to their own communities, delivering them from their own health facilities and practices. This increases the accessibility of the courses as they spread throughout Ontario and beyond. NNC also produces the course curriculum and course materials, and acts as an information and consulting hub for those seeking Mindfulness-Based chronic pain management services across the Globe. NNC also offers trainings for staff of corporations.

If you are interested in taking a course, please read About the Class.  All participants must be referred by a physician. During our transition year and until referring agencies learn where to send their referrals directly, NeuroNova Centre will pass referrals on to a trained facilitator if their course is available in the patient’s area. The prospective participant will be contacted by the facilitator’s office once their course is about to enrol, and if space is available in their course.  For more information please click here.


Continuing our Evolution

…Introducing Consulting Services

Since 2002, over 10,000 people with chronic pain conditions have participated in the MBCPMTM courses to learn how to manage their chronic pain and illness through Mindfulness and meditation practice, and better lifestyle skills. Courses extended across the Ontario province via the use of telemedicine. Alumni courses were also developed: Revision course (Level 2), Emotional Skills course (Level 3) and Lumina Spark course (Level 4), as well as health care professional training. In 2012, NNC started training and mentoring facilitators to allow them to teach Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPMTM). Our programs can be found not only in Ontario, but are also spreading into  other provinces and countries.

 To help facilitators start up their own Mindfulness practices NNC can share knowledge on how to deliver these courses. We now offer a range of Consulting Services to aid in the introduction of mindfulness-based interventions as well as MBCPMTM in communities and corporations throughout the world.

…Multiple Delivery Methods

We expanded the ways we offered the Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management Level 1 Course. In addition to the traditional Daytime Series, often offered through telemedicine, we added the Practicum Series in August 2013, the Evening Series in January 2014 and the Weekend Series in June of 2014. As well, some non MD facilitators are preparing to offer the course into patients’ homes via Zoom technology (not covered by provincial health plan) one on one, or in small groups. To read more on the different delivery methods, click here.


Summer 2015 MBCPMTM Facilitator Training Course Scheduled

Scheduled to run for three days in Toronto, ON, after the practicum August 10th to 14th for auditing. The dates are August 17th, 18th and 19th.