Patient Courses

PATIENT COURSES

Materials for the MBCPM™ and MBCSM courses are available in French as well as English  

Please click on each Course heading to find more information…

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Attendees learn the principles of mindfulness meditation, the importance of living in the moment, and the power of now, and how these relate to suffering less pain. Mindfulness assists in remaining calmer and more pain controlled despite the challenges of everyday life, such as when interacting with family, friends, colleagues, employers, workers compensation, and insurers.  This can change the intensity of pain suffering, both emotional and physical, in a very positive way.  Life skills are also enhanced in this course.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Module 1 (first 5 classes):  Introduce tools to increase wise-mind and resilience
  • Module 2 (classes 6 to 9):  Enhance the mind-body connection, self-nurture, and awareness
  • Module 3 (classes 10 to 13):  Enhance relationship skills in a broad context

The full three modules are usually taught over 12 to 13 weeks at 2.5 hours per class, but can be taught over three to four days, or over two weekends.

NEURONOVA REFERRAL FORM

COST

The cost of participation is covered by the Ontario provincial health insurance plan, if led by an MD facilitator or a health care professional covered by a health facility’s budget.  Cost of this course would otherwise be $900.

Participants do need the MBCPM™ course materials to achieve the best outcomes:  The book The Mindfulness Solution to Pain and the CD or download bundle ($85 plus applicable taxes and shipping). The MBCPM™ Basic and Advanced Review Workbook is recommended particularly for the revision courses and costs $52 plus taxes and shipping.

DO YOU WANT TO HAVE MBCPM™ COURSES AT YOUR OWN FACILITY?

Health care professionals wishing to apply to bring MBCPM to their centre can email us at team@neuronovacentre.com to discuss training to become a facilitator, and/or, if in Ontario, to discuss connecting with a facilitator delivering the course via Telemedicine to bring it to their centre. A minimum of 8 participants should be signed up for the course to ensure a viable site.

COURSE LOCATIONS

RegionFacilitatorContact InformationOther Information
AuroraDr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
P: 647-385-3363
F: 647-427-2900
Email: drlicorishmindfulness@gmail.com
Via telemedicine into participant’s home
BoltonDr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
P: 647-385-3363
F: 647-427-2900
Email: drlicorishmindfulness@gmail.com
Via telemedicine into participant’s home
BramptonDr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
P: 647-385-3363
F: 647-427-2900
Email: drlicorishmindfulness@gmail.com
Via telemedicine into participant’s home
BramptonVandana Sachdeva
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 905-790-1269
F: 905-790-1197
Email: vandana.sachdeva@lifemark.ca
Online only
BrittAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Online only
CochraneAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Online only
Elliot LakeAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Online only
EspanolaDr. Kim Perlin
(Pre-Affiliate)
Online only
GuelphDr. Daren Lin
with Lindsay Duff (Pre-Affiliates)
F: 855-546-3925
Currently only open to Guelph Family Health Team and Community Health Centre patients
HaliburtonBarb Fraser
(Affiliate)
P: 705-455-9220 x 312
F 705-455-9315
Online only
HearstAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Online only
Iroquois FallsAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Online only
KemptvilleNatalie Carrière
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 613-371-6778
Email: info@thelighthouse-lephare.ca
Webiste: https://www.thelighthouse-lephare.ca
Online only
MarmoraAmanda Friel-Brown
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 613-472-6131
F: 613-472-6135
Online only
MiltonAngie Kingma
(Affiliate)
P: 289-878-2255
Email: angie@mindfulnessforhealth.ca
Website: MindfulnessforHealth.ca
Online only
MindemoyaAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Online only
New LiskeardAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594
F: 705-898-3106
Email: annie.hebert@sudestcsc.ca
Website: www.sudestcsc.ca
Online only
NewmarketDr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
P: 647-385-3363
F: 647-427-2900
Email: drlicorishmindfulness@gmail.com
Via telemedicine into participant’s home
NoelvilleAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Online only
North BayDr. Paul Preston
(Certificant)
P: 705-495-1162
F: 705-495-1162
Email: prprestonpr@hotmail.com
Via Zoom into participant’s home
North BayDr. Lorin Young
(Affiliate) with
Nancy Pilon
(Affiliate)
P: 705-478-7671
F: 705-478-7029
Attn: Nancy Pilon
Email: npilon@nbnplc.com
Via Zoom into participant’s home
North YorkDr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
Via telemedicine into participant’s home
OakvilleCarla Fox
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 647-239 5162
Email: carlafox@bell.net
Website: www.carlafoxcounselling.com
Online only
Ontario: First Responders and Veterans MBCPMDr. Jackie Gardner-Nix and Gord Lee (veteran)P: 416-461-4333
F: 1-866-217-0746
Email: team@neuronovacentre.com
*Open to Veterans and First Responders residing in Ontario*

Via Zoom into participant’s home

Click here for Info Sheet
OntarioDr. Frances O’MalleyP: 416-461-4333
F: 1-866-217-0746
Email: team@neuronovacentre.com
Via Zoom into participant’s home

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OntarioDr. Paulette Licorish (Affilliate) P: 647-385-3363
F: 647-427-2900
Email: drlicorishmindfulness@gmail.com
Via telemedicine into participant’s home
Parry SoundAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Online only
PeterboroughMark Fatum and
Jenna Condon
(Pre-Affiliates)
P: 705-740-8020 ext 335
F: 705-740-8027
Email:
mark.fatum@peterboroughfht.com
Online only
Port HopeChris Hill
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 905-885-2626 x 280
F: 905-885-2646
Email: workshops@porthopechc.ca
Website: porthopechc.ca/calendar/new
TBD
PowassanAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Online only
Richmond HillDr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
P: 647-385-3363
F: 647-427-2900
Email: drlicorisdrlicorishmindfulness@gmail.com
Via telemedicine into participant’s home
SarniaPawan Singh
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 519-491-1110
F: 519-491-1109
Website: http://www.londonroadpsychotherapy.com/welcome
Online only
St. CharlesAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Online only
SudburyAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Online only
TimminsAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Online only
Toronto (West)Dr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
P: 647-385-3363
F: 647-427-2900
Email: drlicorishmindfulness@gmail.com
Via telemedicine into participant’s home
Toronto (St. Michael’s Hospital) – For Patients with Multiple Sclerosis only Cecilia Wan’s
(Affiliate)
P: 416-864-6060 x 4026TBD
Course LocationFacilitatorContact InformationOther Information
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
Dr. Allen Steverman
(Certificant)
P: 514-890-8455
F: 514-412-7132
Online via Zoom into participant’s home.
Only available for patients of Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
Dr. Allen Steverman
(Certificant)
For course dates/ times / location please visit: www.mindspacewellbeing.com/programs/mindfulness-based-chronic-pain-management/On-Site only. Online via Zoom into participant’s home.
Course is taught in English.
Greensboro, Georgia, USALinda Calvo Kimbell
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 706-485-4004
Email: Lindak@mywellnessat.com
TBA
Montreal, Quebec CanadaLaurent Caille
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 514-932-7454
For course dinformation please visit: http://montrealosteopath.com/
TBA

TBA

Courses are taught in English and French
Montreal, Quebec CanadaShirin Bahram
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 514-886-3938
Email: info@kinotherap.com
Website: www.kinotherap.com
TBA

Courses are taught in English and French
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada
Frances Kirson
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 604-708-0966
Email: frances@franceskirson.com
Sessions: Online via Zoom or Skype and telephone
Run by a physician and a “lived experience” veteran, this is a course where First Responders and Veterans learn the principles of mindfulness meditation and how the practice may reduce symptoms of pain, occupational stress injury (OSI), PTSD, anxiety and burnout. Mindfulness practice can change the intensity of both emotional and physical suffering in a very positive way.
 

PROGRAM BENEFITS

First Responders and Veterans experiencing chronic pain and OSIs face increasing challenges in everyday life. The programme will provide Mindfulness training to help with:
  • Reducing symptoms of pain, OSI, and burnout – increasing resilience
  • Easing transition from traumas and troubling life events:  Understanding triggers
  • Improving life balance
  • Renewing a sense of purpose
  • Improving personal and professional relationships
  • Managing anxiety, life stress, and feelings of isolation
  • Possibly modifying medication requirements (with physician oversight)
 

CONTENT

The MBCPM™ programme is trauma-sensitive and trauma-informed and involves:
  • Practicing mindfulness and meditation
  • Understanding the connection between stress and mind/body challenges
  • Enhancing self-care:  Eating, exercising, and sleeping issues
  • Working on behaviors and self-awareness in relationship with others and with self

Click here to download the NNC FR and Veteran Referral Form v.Sept 19 2020

Click here to download the First Responder and Veterans Information Poster: FR and Veteran Course September 2020 v.3

This course to is parallel to the pain course, as most of what is covered is just as relevant for those suffering from stress and stress-induced conditions.  Facilitators trained to run the pain course can also run this course using the customized MBCSM workbook and the meditations created to accompany this course.  Alumni from the pain course may also work with this workbook and find it to be a useful revision.

This course is particularly relevant to staff or corporations, health care workers and others in many industries and may help prevent stress-related challenges and enhance resilience.

MINDFULNESS-BASED CHRONIC STRESS MANAGEMENT (MBCSM) COURSE MATERIALS

Mindfulness-Based Chronic Stress Management Workbook 
DOWNLOADS of MEDITATIONS

These downloads have been created to accompany the Mindfulness-Based Chronic Stress Management course.  An added bonus is the poetry which can be used to encourage thoughtful discussion during this course, two of the poems helping with the concept of being mindful (Download 1) and two poems to shed light on the formal practices of body scan and guided imagery (Download 2).  Alumni of the pain version of our courses will appreciate having these meditations, too.  Music plays quietly behind the introductions and the poetry.  It is not used in the formal practices:  Music being a distraction from simply being open with awareness to whatever arises during the guidance.

MBCPM™ OR MINDFULNESS-BASED CHRONIC STRESS MANAGEMENT (MBCSM) ADVANCED REVIEW

Revision courses take the same content to a deeper level for Alumni of the basic courses.  Facilitators who teach the basic pain course can facilitate these revision courses. 

MINDFULNESS-BASED CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT (MBCPM™) ADVANCED REVIEW

MBCPM™ Advanced Review is open to participants who have completed at least one MBCPM™ course, have been consistent in attendance, and are meditating at least 5 days a week leading up to the MBCPM™ Advanced Review course.

The MBCPM™ Advanced Review courses are 12 to 13 weeks long, with participants attending once per week.  Classes are 2.5 hours long, with a 15-minute break, and are a more in-depth revision of the content of the MBCPM™ course, with other alumni.  Consistent attendance is required to remain in the course.

MBCPM™ COMMUNITY

MINDFULNESS MATTERS MAINTENANCE DROP-IN CLASSES

MBCPM™ Mindfulness Maintenance is called “Mindfulness Matters” and is a “drop-in” class for alumni of the MBCPM courses and trainings.

The class is open to alumni of MBCPM™ programmes.  Anyone who has done a mindfulness programme elsewhere may also apply with a physician’s referral.

There are currently three ″Chapters” of “Mindfulness Matters” in Ontario, but as groups at health facilities can no longer congregate, the affected chapters are suspended during COVID-19 restrictions:

Chapter 1 is hosted by facilitators Annie Hebert RN and Barb Fraser MSW from Noelville and Haliburton respectively, and links with a number of sites via telemedicine including Aurora, Blind River, Bracebridge, Elliot Lake and Newmarket, but please check our table periodically for site updates.  Scripts of themes and guidelines are provided by NNC, to explore through formal practice and discussion.  Classes run on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm EDT;

Chapter 2 is hosted by NNC, online, via Zoom interface into participant’s homes, following the NNC themes and guidelines, to be explored through formal practice and discussion each week.  Classes run on Mondays from 7:00 to 8:15 pm EDT via Zoom with NNC team members Katherine Hall and Debbie Joel. 

First time attending, two classes are free and then $25 to continue the session.  The next session of 9 drop-in classes is $55, or $130 for the year. There are four to five “sets” of classes per year.  Where there is financial hardship special arrangements can be made by contacting NNC at team@neuronovacentre.com

ChapterFacilitator/Volunteer/CoordinatorDay/TimeStart DateRegion/Delivery
Chapter 1Barb Fraser and Annie Hebert

Please fax referrals to Annie Hebert at 705-898-3106
TBATBAAurora, Blind River, Bracebridge, Elliot Lake, Haliburton, Newmarket and Noelville
Chapter 2Debbie Joel
Christine Sugrue
Katherine Hall
Email:team@neuronovacentre.com
NeuroNova Centre ONLINE Via Zoom
P: 416-461-4333
F: 866-217-0746
Mondays 7:00 – 8:15 pm ESTFree Holiday Session:
December 7, 14, 21, 2020

Click here for Info Sheet
Online via Zoom into Participant’s Home

No Cost
Chapter 2Debbie Joel
Christine Sugrue
Katherine Hall
Email:team@neuronovacentre.com
NeuroNova Centre
ONLINE via Zoom
P: 416-461-4333
F: 866-217-0746
Mondays 7:00 – 8:15 pm EST/EDT2021 Sessions (9 classes per session)
 Session 1: Jan. 11 to March 15, 2021 (no class Feb. 15)
 Session 2: April 12 to June 14, 2021 (no class May 24)
 Session 3: July 19 to Sept. 27, 2021 (no class Aug. 2 and Sept. 6)
 Session 4: Oct. 18 to Dec. 13, 2021

Click here for Info Sheet
Online via Zoom into Participant’s Home

Cost
 Trial: First 2 classes are free; then only $25 if you want to continue for the remaining 7 classes
 $55 for a full Session (9 classes)
 $130 for a calendar year of drop-in classes (4 full Sessions) (payments may be made in instalments)

REFERRAL FORMS

Referral Form for Chapter 1:  Mindfulness-Matters-Referral-Form

Referral Form for Chapter 2:  MBCPM-Mindfulness-Matters-Class-Registration-Form-2020

EMOTIONAL SKILLS

The Emotional Skills course teaches insightful and less reactive ways to communicate effectively with others and with yourself.  This can result in keeping pain more under control, as pain intensifies under stress.  It is a 10-week course divided into 5 modules, each of which focuses on a specific topic, and participants work closely with the material in the Emotional Skills workbook.

Module 1:  Emotional Development and Neural Pathways

Module 2:  Emotions and the Immune System

Module 3:  Mental Illnesses

Module 4:  The Male and Female Brain

Module 5:  Personality Differences

(Module 5 segways into the Lumina Spark course offered as the level 4 of the MBCPM™ series)

PRE-REQUISITES

  • Two of the MBCPM™ Courses, OR
  • One of the MBCPM™ Courses and one of the MBCPM™ Advanced Review Courses
  • Consistent attendance at the prior courses
  • Regular formal practice

 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

The course is based on seven books, on which the Emotional Skills workbook for the course is based (Please note: you do not have to purchase these books, just the workbook):

§  Emotional Intelligence

§  Working with Emotional Intelligence

§  Social Intelligence:  The New Science of Social Relationships

§  The Female Brain

§  The Male Brain

§  When the Body Says No:  The Cost of Hidden Stress

§  Why Zebras Don’t Have Ulcers

By Daniel Goleman
www.danielgoleman.info

This course consists of 10 sessions.

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