Partners offering Local Workshops and Courses


Youth Mindful with Jeremy Finklestein

One-on-one mindfulness therapy for youth and teens online or in-person. The focus of our therapy is to help with managing stress, coping with difficult emotions, and adapting to change.

https://www.youthmindful.com/


Myndful Movement Program with Deb Taylor

https://myndfulmovement.com

Educators Courses / Resource Material / Movement Videos


Sue Hutton, BSW, MSW

Groups, online counselling, presentations to organizations, schools and individuals. 
https://www.facebook.com/
suehuttonmindfulnes


Mindful Parenting Groups

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Mindful Parenting Groups with
Gayle Saifert,
D.C.S, RSW


Workshops for Families

Breathe In & Shine: Mindfulness for Children and Families with
Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW

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The Conscious Explorers Club Being Human Takes Practice The Consciousness Explorers Club is reinventing the community meditation experience. We explore together every Monday night in Toronto, and record audio for those who can’t make it in person.

http://cecmeditate.com/


New Pathways Therapy Centre

New Pathways

New Pathways Therapy Centre is a mental health clinic in downtown Toronto providing a combination of neurofeedbackpsychotherapy and mindfulness services.
Our goal is to provide compassionate and evidence-based approaches to treat a range of physicaland mental health conditions.

Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience

Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience (MTER) is a 4 week psychoeducational program that helps participants build essential skills for emotional awareness and resilience in everyday life.  This program focuses on mindfulness skills for mental health and combines:

MTER is a trauma-informed program and can be accessible to people needing immediate skills for emotional stabilization as well as people who are interested in a brief, practical approach to learning mindfulness skills for maintain their mental health.

https://newpathwaystherapy.com
/mindfulnessgroups/



Community Partners

ABOUT WELL AT WORK IN
K-12 EDUCATION

Well at Work aims to shift mindsets by showcasing research, policy and practice that results in healthier, happier, and more resilient Kindergarten-to-Grade 12 staff.
https://www.edcan.ca/well-at-work/


SMART

Originally developed in the US, Stress Management & Resiliency Techniques (SMART) is now managed by smartUBC, a not-for-profit group at the University of British Columbia and coordinated through the Okanagan School of Education. UBC researches and manages the development of the evidence base for continual updating of the curriculum. The program involves experiential activities in mindfulness including: secular meditation, emotional awareness, self-regulation, and movement.

https://education.ok.ubc.ca/research-partnerships/smarteducation/


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Mindfulness - 5 Certificates Available

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM: Mindfulness has been proven to have many personal and professional benefits, including discipline, tolerance, calmness, and mental clarity. In a professional sense, mindful thinking and practice has been proven to lead to better productivity and workplace satisfaction. Our Mindfulness program, presented in partnership with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, provides a secularized approach to the traditional Buddhist practice. Designed in such a way that it can be applied to many different areas of professional and personal life, our courses are taught by instructors who have a wide range and depth of experience in a variety of disciplines. Courses and certificates are appropriate for those with a personal interest in becoming more mindful as well as those working in care professions such as social workers, counsellors, educators, nurses, doctors and allied health professionals.

Teaching Mindfulness with Teens with Heidi Bornstein and Natalia Fister

Teens today need help to manage anxiety, cultivate empathy and compassion and develop coping skills. Mindfulness can help them, and this introductory workshop will help you teach mindfulness to teens. Whether you’re a teacher, education support worker, or other youth service practitioner, you’ll get the information and resources you need to design a new mindfulness curriculum or implement an existing one. You’ll explore the core elements of mindfulness training, practical applications, curriculum connections, neuroscience research, customized lesson plans and adaptations for different populations.

https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/3277-teaching-mindfulness-teens


The Higher Learning Foundation

Driving Innovation in Student Wellness. The Higher Learning Foundation (HLF) has always prioritized helping students succeed. As the Founder of HLF, Trish Kulathungam, was completing her post-secondary degree, she was inspired to create a more accessible scholarship program.

HLF is committed to Building Mental Warriors. The Higher Learning Method for building mental warriors includes:
1. Teaching students how to practice self-care.
2. Teaching students why self-care is important.
3. Providing students with the opportunity to experience how practicing self-care improves their well-being and overall performance.
4. Send students into adulthood with the skills and tools they need to move through life as mental warriors.

https://www.higherlearningfoundation.com/


Discover Mindfulness

Discover Mindfulness

Discover Mindfulness is a non-profit organization helping to create communities, tools and awareness to bring mindfulness, well-being and mental health to Canadian schools. We educate people about the benefits and applications of mindfulness, including evidence-based mindfulness programs for students, educators, parents, and others who work with children and teens.

http://discovermindfulness.ca/


Forest City Mindfulness

Forest City Mindfulness

London, Ontario's first, full-service mindfulness studio, offering evidence-based mindfulness programs that help individuals effectively manage stress, regulate emotions, and enhance self-care.
(519) 435-1219

https://www.forestcitymindfulness.com


Youth Mindful founded by Jeremy Finklestein

Offers one-on-one mindfulness therapy for youth and teens online or in-person. The focus of our therapy is to help with managing stress, coping with difficult emotions, and adapting to change. Jeremy is a registered psychotherapist and mindfulness-based facilitator who works with teens, adults and vulnerable populations.

https://www.youthmindful.com/


Calmer Choice

Calmer Choice

Calmer Choice is a universal prevention program committed to teaching young people how to effectively and safely manage stress and resolve conflict so that they live happy, healthy and successful lives. Our goal is to provide skills that will diminish the risk of violence, substance abuse, and other self-destructive behaviors.
Since 2010, Calmer Choice has been dedicated to bringing secular mindfulness-based social emotional education into Cape Cod public schools. We work in close partnership with administrators and educators to provide full-school programs that build a culture of mindfulness and kindness across entire schools.

http://calmerchoice.org


With Equal Step

Family engagement is one of the top indicators of student achievement. With Equal Step is dedicated to building meaningful school-home partnerships. Researchers around the world tell us that when families are engaged in their children’s education, students do better. But what does that look like? And how do we support it? Whether you’re an educator, parent leader or community agency, we’re here to help.

www.withequalstep.com


It Starts With Me

It Starts With Me

Starts With Me was created from the transformation of personal and family suffering into hope, resilience, wellbeing and joy. Starts With Me is a solution to the challenges faced by Mike Stroh, his brother Dave, and family. We create platforms to support gaps in education and services along with empowering families and individuals to increase their capacity for well-being.

Currently, Starts With Me is partnered with the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School board to deliver mental health talks, presentations, and workshops. Starts With Me has provided custom training programs for the City of Toronto, Atlantic Packaging Ltd, Layup, the YMCA-GTA, and delivers many talks and presentations to corporate clients.

https://startswithme.ca/


Jenny Horsman

Jenny Horsman

My dream is to help to create equitable educational settings anywhere and everywhere so that students who have experienced any form of violence can understand how that has impacted our learning, take part in new conversations, and find commonality with others as we explore new strategies to support successful learning.

http://jennyhorsman.com/


Stressed Teens

Stressed Teens

Stressed Teens, created by Gina Beigel offers comprehensive online trainings for teens, parents, and professinals. Gina has also created numerous printed resources.

https://www.stressedteens.com/


OPFC

Operation Prefrontal Cortex

OP-PFC is a community partnership and a resource for those who want to see change in our communities. Director X is an award-winning Canadian film and music video director born and raised in Toronto. He’s directed videos for popular artists like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Rihanna. He is a vocal advocate against gun violence. He believes the science-based studies that have shown a connection between violent behavior (the amygdala) and the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for thinking planning, reasoning and decision making. He is an advocate for teaching meditation and mindfulness in our communities and schools as a way to help save lives at a time that gun violence is a major societal problem.

http://op-pfc.com/about.html


CMS

Centre for Mindfulness Studies

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a registered charity in Toronto, Ontario. We offer mindfulness-based therapies  and professional training for health care and social service providers, including professional development for educators and professional support staff. Our facilitators are physicians, social workers, psychotherapists and other highly qualified practitioners. We are also committed to extending our services to marginalized people and their support workers through our social program.

http://www.mindfulnessstudies.com/