Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program
Referrals are accepted on an ongoing basis. Click here for information and the physician referral form.
Upcoming Events by our Consultants
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Integrating MBSR Into Clinical Practice
Course led by Dr. Catherine L. Phillips
Canada Psychiatric Association 64th Annual Conference
Friday, September 12, 2014; 8:30-11:30am
Mindfulness: From Personal Practice to Clinical Applications
One-day workshop led by Dr. Catherine L. Phillips
Held at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014; 9:00am-4:00pm
Register online here!
Mindfulness Meditation: In Clinical Practice and Personal Life
Two-day workshop led by Dr. Catherine L. Phillips
Sponsored by Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists
September 27-28, 2014 Edmonton AB
Early bird reduced registration fees until August 31, 2014!
Upcoming Events - Other Organizers
MBSR Intensive: A 5-Day Intensive Residential Retreat
October 14 - 19, 2014
Sanctum Retreat Centre, Alberta
This 5-day retreat, led by friends of the Mindfulness Institute.ca Dr. Steven Hick and Dr. Rachael Crowder, is an adaptation of the 8-week MBSR Program held in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. To register online, click here.
Mindful Practice Advanced Workshop: Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring, and Resilience
April 27 - May 1, 2015
Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, NY
This 5-day retreat-like workshop, led by Drs. Ron Epstein and Mick Krasner, is designed for medical practitioners, educators, and others involved in medical practice. The event is sponsored by The Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. Apply soon, as workshops fill up early.
Mindfulness in School Project Certification Courses
August 21-24, 2014 in Vancouver, BC (link)
Learn to teach the 9-lesson .b mindfulness curriculum to young people, an evidence-based course developed by Mindfulness in Schools Project (UK). .b has been written for 11-18 year olds to form part of the normal school curriculum, for use in the classroom with ‘conscript’ audiences, although it can also be used equally effectively in other settings (small groups, one-to-one, voluntary classes). It is based on the traditions of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, and at its simplest level .b is an awareness-raising exercise to give all students a taste of mindfulness in a fun, engaging and useful way, but also equips young people with a toolkit of simple practices to use in their lives.
Click here for more information about events organized by The Mindfulness Institute.ca.
Exciting News from The Mindfulness Institute.ca
"Integrating Mindfulness Training into K-12 Education: Fostering the Resilience of Teachers and Students" was recently published online in Mindfulness where it can be downloaded for free and is currently their 5th most downloaded article! It is a collaborative white paper by John Meiklejohn, Catherine Phillips, and colleagues. You can read a copy of the paper here. You can also see Jon Kabat-Zinn giving a shout out to the paper in his recent talk on mindfulness in schools (at 1:06:40).