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The Facilitators

Our SHSM Elective Certification programs are delivered by experienced OCT teachers

Fee per Module includes:

  • Course Workbook and Handouts
  • In-class evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion




Specialist High Skills Major - SHSM Elective Certifications

According to the World Health Organization, mental health is:
"... a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."
Mindfulness is an evidence based approach that supports positive health and well-being.

About the Specialist High Skills Major

The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a specialized program that allows students to gain credits toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and focus their learning on a specific economic sector at the same time. The SHSM is an Ontario Ministry of Education approved program.

Students receive the SHSM seal on their diploma when they: complete a specific bundle of 8-10 courses in the student's selected field earn industry certifications like first aid and CPR qualifications gain important skills on the job through cooperative education placements.

This SHSM sector requires students to complete a specified number of compulsory and elective sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses/programs. Mindfulness Everyday is regcognized to deliver Leadership and Stress Management training programs in the following sectors:

How Mindfulness Can Help Manage Stress and Develop Leadership Skills

Our specialized SHSM Leadership and Stress Management Workshop is designed to fulfill LEADERSHIP and STRESS MANAGEMENT elective certification requirements within the SHSM framework, as per the Ministry of Education. This transformative program focuses on integrating mindfulness practices to develop stress management techniques and enhance students' leadership abilities.

Throughout this interactive 2.5-hour module, adaptable to your school's schedule, students engage in mindfulness practices, activities, and discussions, unlocking the power to:

This workshop helps equip students with invaluable stress management and leadership skills, empowering them to excel within the SHSM framework and beyond.


Mindfulness training allows individuals to learn skills that are invaluable in highly pressurized working environments.

  • Mindfulness can increase personal and professional health, well-being and
    cultivate self-care, necessary for caring professionals.
  • Health-care practitioners can gradually change their relationship to challenging situations and, as a result of repeatedly applying mindfulness techniques, develop a toolbox that will enable them to keep their stress levels at bay.
  • Through mindfulness practice, activities and discussion, students learn to use simple and accessible tools to: