Applied Mindfulness Meditation
The growing interest in mindfulness meditation has found application in three streams represented within this program: mindfulness meditation and psychotherapy, enabling learning in education, and mindfulness meditation in business and organizational leadership. Students will have the opportunity to explore these three applications while beginning or deepening their own personal mindfulness meditation practice.
Grounded in the comparative literatures of mindfulness, neuroscience, social and health sciences, comparative religion and theology, educational theory and occupational health, this program is intended to teach mindfulness meditation practices with a focus on its various applications within a wide range of personal and professional domains.
Whether you are interested in building a historical perspective of Mindfulness Meditation, learning psychotherapeutic strategies, developing healthier work environments as communities, examining the protocols of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, or perhaps enhancing your mentorship and/or teaching abilities -- this certificate program will foster the development of your practice, knowledge, skills, and sensitivities.
Prerequisites: No experience in Mindfulness Meditation is required to enrol in this program.
There are two certificates for this program:
1. Foundations in Applied Mindfulness Meditation (Level A)
2. Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist (Level B).
Students must complete four modules per level to obtain each certificate.
Levels A and B can be completed concurrently, but the B level certificate will not be issued until the A level certificate has been completed.
Individuals with experience in Mindfulness Meditation who do not wish to obtain the Certificate may register for A or B courses with permission from the Program Directors.
Students of the TAPE (Toronto Advanced Professional Educators) program: If you were unable to complete your certification, we welcome you to continue your studies with the Applied Mindfulness Meditation program. You may request advanced standing based on your TAPE credits. Please be prepared to provide a record of your TAPE registration history. Contact Program Co-Directors Michele Chaban (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw (email@example.com) to request equivalent credits.
There are two levels of certification:
Level A: Foundations of Practice
Courses at this level explore the history and practice(s) of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation, traditional and contemporary medicine, as well as case and research-based practice. There is also an exploration of the neuroscience foundations of Mindfulness Meditation.
Level B: Specialization in Applied Mindfulness Meditation
With the foundations in place, Level B courses will lead students to apply the knowledge from Level A towards a more specialized application. To enhance mentorship and resources, students entering level B will be asked to declare an area of interest from one of the following:
1. Clinical Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
2. Mindfulness in Education
3. The Mind at Work
All modules integrate mindfulness meditation theory and practice, case-based studies, critical and contemplative literatures.
- Open HouseThursday, September 13, 2012, 7-9pm Fee: Free
- MINDA1: Histories of Mindfulness Meditation PracticesFriday, September 28 to Saturday, September 29, 2012 (MINDA1F); Wednesday, January 16, & Wednesday, January 30, 2013 (MINDA1P) Friday, March 8 to Saturday, March 9, 2013 (MINDA1W)
- MINDA2: Mindfulness Meditation and Clinical ApplicationFriday, October 19 to Saturday, October 20, 2012 (MINDA2F); Friday, March 15 to Saturday, March 16, 2013 (MINDA2W); Wednesday, April 10 & Wednesday, April 17, 2013 (MINDA2P)
- MINDA3: Psychology East and WestFriday, November 9 to Saturday, November 10, 2012 (MINDA3F); Friday, April 5 to Saturday, April 6, 2013 (MINDA3W); Wednesday, June 12 & Wednesday, June 19, 2013 (MINDA3P)
- MINDA4: Neuroscience, Mindfulness, and Mindfulness MeditationFriday, December 7 to Saturday, December 8, 2012 (MINDA4F); Wednesday, February 13 & Wednesday, February 20, 2013 (MINDA4P); Friday, May 24 to Saturday, May 25, 2013 (MINDA4W)
- MINDB3: Mindfulness and AdolescentsFriday, January 18 to Saturday, January 19, 2013
- MINDB5: Application and Practice Skills in Mindfulness MeditationFriday, February 8 to Saturday, February 9, 2013
- MINDB7: Mindfulness, Meditation, Suffering, Pain, and IllnessFriday, April 19 to Saturday, April 20, 2013
- MINDB13: The Contemplative EducatorFriday, April 26 to Saturday, April 27, 2013
- MINDB15: Mindfulness in a Buddhist ContextFriday, May 3 to Saturday, May 4, 2013
- MINDB18: Mindfulness Based Trauma Counselling: Integrating Mindfulness Meditation and Trauma CounsellingFriday, April 5 to Saturday, April 6, 2013
- MINDB19: Mindfulness and Self-CompassionFriday, June 14 to Saturday, June 15, 2013
- MINDB22: Mindfulness Meditation and Living a Life of IntegrityFriday, October 26 to Saturday, October 27, 2012
- MINDB23: The Cultivation of Therapeutic Presence with MindfulnessFriday, March 22 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
- MINDB24: Mindfulness ListeningFriday, June 21 to Saturday June 22, 2013
- MINDB25: Mindful LeadershipFriday, February 1 to Saturday, February 2, 2013
- MINDB26: Mindful Guidelines for Work: Integrating Ancient and Contemporary Inspired ApproachesFriday, February 22 to Saturday, February 23, 2013
- MINDB27: Mindful Parents, Resilient ChildrenFriday, January 11 to Saturday, January 12, 2013
- MINDB28: Mindfulness Practice with ChildrenFriday, June 7 to Saturday, June 8, 2013
- Applied Studies: Mindfulness Meditation RetreatFriday, May 24 to Saturday, May 25, 2013
- Applied Studies: Mindfulness Without Borders[MWB1F] Friday, October 12 to Saturday, October 13, 2012; [MWB1W] Friday, January 25 to Saturday, January 26, 2013; [MWB2F] Friday, November 16 to Saturday, November 17, 2012; [MWB2W] Friday, February 15 to Saturday, February 16, 2013; [MWB3] Friday, May 10 to Saturday, May 11, and Friday, May 17 to Saturday, May 18, 2013