Pat Rockman MD and Evan Collins MD
a mindful society
Saturday September 14th, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Toronto Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3 Canada
This day-long workshop will take you through what is involved in facilitating mindfulness to groups in any setting, whether in healthcare, the workplace or education. We will move between experiential and didactic sessions throughout the day as we examine how mindfulness is mapped on to experiential learning. The essential qualities and attitudes of a mindfulness facilitator will be explored as it relates to embodiment and the inquiry process. Establishing participant guidelines and intentions, functions and stages of the group and how the group teaches itself will be covered. Lastly, we will address how to build a container of safety and work within your setting.
• Understand how mindfulness facilitation is informed by experiential learning
• Know the stages of group process
• Learn how to create a group learning environment
• Learn best practices for managing a range of participant experiences
• Know how to investigate experience at an introductory level
Patricia Rockman MD, CCFP, FCFP is a physician with a focused practice in mental health. She is the co-founder and director of education and clinical services at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS) in Toronto. She is also an associate professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine cross appointed to Psychiatry. Patricia Rockman developed the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program at CMS as well as numerous other workshops. She teaches locally, nationally and internationally in the area of mindfulness- based programs (MBSR, MBCT, Inquiry). She is a mentor for both MBCT and MBSR trainees. She is a co-author with Susan Woods and Evan Collins of “Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Embodied Presence & Inquiry in Practice,” (New Harbinger Publications, June 2019).
Evan Collins MD FRCPC is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s department of psychiatry and staff psychiatrist at the Toronto General Hospital where he is affiliated with the Immunodeficiency Clinic. He is trained in MBSR and MBCT, and runs groups at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre as well as the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. He also trains healthcare providers in the use of mindfulness-based interventions.
Continuing Education Credits
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) 6.5 CE Credits
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) 6.5 CE Credits
Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) 6.5 CE Credits
Additional CE Credits may be applicable. For more information click here to view our Continuing Education and Professional Development Programs page.
*A Mindful Society events are accessible for both non-professionals and professionals.