Facilitator Training Course
The next MBCPM Facilitator training is planned for August 6th to 15th this year, and will incorporate a “practicum”. This is a 4 day MBCPM course for patients in Toronto, affording the chance for new facilitators-in-training to sit in, audit, and participate — particularly important for those from outside Ontario who cannot audit our existing courses. A silent weekend retreat for the facilitators-in-training, including alumni, will follow. Then there will be 4 days of facilitator training. Returning facilitators-in training will be welcomed back to any of the future training sessions, at a reduced cost. For more details and course requirements, please visit www.neuronovacentre.com/mbcpm-facilitator.
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CFMS) in Toronto is hosting a 1 day workshop for Health Care Professionals as an introduction to MBCPM on Friday, November 8, 2013. For more information please follow the event web page.
Health Care Professional Courses
There are two ten week courses in MBCPM planned for Fall 2013 for Health Care professionals at various sites in Ontario to experience the benefits of the MBCPM course, helpful for stress as well as pain, and to learn more about chronic pain. The courses will be available starting later in the Fall this year: on October 1st and 2nd in after work time slots: 4 to 6 pm. Sites and scheduling can be found on our website at https://www.neuronovacentre.com/mindfulness-programs-for-health-care-professionals.
For Patients and Health Care Professionals
Weekend Silent Retreat
A silent retreat, or “meditation intensive”, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 10th and 11th 2013, at Hart House, University of Toronto. It is non residential, and runs from 9:30 to 4:30 pm each day. Meditations alternate and include sitting, walking, body scan, and other meditations and there will be 1 hour of yoga each day. It is recommended for those alumni or others with a consistent meditation practice. Space is limited. Please call our office if interested at 416 264 2424, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Half day silent retreat at St Michael’s
Rachael Frankford, who runs MBCT courses for the dept of psychiatry at St Michael’s, will run a half day silent retreat, Thursday, Aug. 1st 2013. It will be in the Li Ka Shing Building, room 136 from 9:30 to 12:30. Our alumni are welcome: please contact our office: email@example.com, to link to Rachael.
Four Day All Day Patient Course in MBCPM
We are running our first ever four day all day (9:30 am to 4:30 pm) MBCPM course for pain sufferers in Toronto from Tuesday August 6th to Friday August 9th, at St Michael’s hospital. This might appeal to those who have limited time to do the once a week version of our course, or who live in a part of Canada or Ontario which does not receive our service. Space is limited. Please contact Sara in our office at 416 264 2424, or firstname.lastname@example.org
MBCPM Courses for the Fall of 2013
Courses are now scheduled at various sites in Ontario for the fall and locations and times for the entry level classes can be found on our website.
UPDATED The Level 2 MBCPM course will be lead in the fall by Dr. Bobby Esbin MD at St. Michael’s Hospital. Class will start on Monday September 9th from 5:00 to 7:45pm in Room 6002 Cardinal Carter Wing. Classes will run for six weeks, up until Monday October 14th and will be continued after a short break. Class start up again Monday December 2nd to Monday December 23rd. If you wish to enroll for this session please email Dr. Bobby Esbin: email@example.com. Please note a Physician’s Referral is required to attend this session.
In Haliburton, Barb Fraser will be running a level 2 class this Fall also ( see below for contact details).
Alumni courses (Level 2 and Emotional skills) are still not scheduled yet with Dr. Jackie until more facilitators are trained.
Maintenance class from 4 to 5 pm on Thursdays for selected sites (see website) including St Michael’s (room 16101) will finish July 25th and resume September 19th 2013, and are led by Dr Jackie.
Where can I find MBCPM courses elsewhere?
MBCPM entry-level courses, using our curriculum and materials, are being offered in:
Oshawa Community Health Centre
Lisa Laflamme (M.S.W., R.S.W.) (Facilitator) with Nancy Shosenburg (M.H.P.)
Phone: 905-723-0036 x232
Southeastern Ontario Kingston Community Health Centres
Programme is full for Fall 2014 and there is a wait list for January 2014.
Danielle Deptuck (Facilitators Ruth Dubin M.D., Ph.D. and Evelyn Bowering M.S.W.)
Phone: 613-542-2949 x1179
Darren Roberts (Trudylynn Mahood MD is Facilitator)
Haliburton Highlands Medical Centre
Barb Fraser (M.S.W., R.S.W.) (Facilitator)
Phone: 705-455-9220 x312
but only to patients of Cambridge Memorial Hospital Mental Health Program
Mary MacDonald-Young (M.S.W., R.S.W.) (Co-facilitator with Cathy Martin-Hernandez M.S.W., R.S.W.)
Phone: 519-621-2333 x3308
Outside of Canada
They are also offered in
♦ Las Vegas, USA – Dr Dona Costa
♦ Melbourne, Australia – Dr Elliot Gerschman