MindSpace is thrilled to be working with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS) to bring you teacher certification programs for Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

CMS is Canada’s leading provider of professional development in mindfulness-based therapies and we are pleased to be the exclusive teachers of their programming in Quebec.

An overview of CMS’s MBSR and MBCT certificate programs can be found here. These programs are recognized by University of California at San Diego’s Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute. The facilitators meet the Good Practice Guidelines for facilitating Mindfulness-Based Interventions. All of the trainings will be accredited by the OPQ and we are working on accreditations from the governing bodies for physicians, social workers, and occupational therapists.

This past May, we hosted Pat Rockman and Zindel Segal for MBCT Basics, the first training module in the MBCT Facilitation Certificate program. We are slowly rolling out the rest of the training modules for Montrealers, focusing first on MBCT trainings.

Here are the next training opportunities (unless an alternative location is specified, all trainings will take place in Montreal):

CBT Primer

This is the second module of the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program
1-day, skills oriented overview of CBT for mindfulness teachers

May 2nd, 2018, from 9:30am to 4:30pm with Patricia Rockman and Joe Flanders in the MindSpace StudioRegister here.

MBCT Practicum

This is the 4th module of the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program
Get immersed in teaching and participating in the MBCT experience in 2 3-day trainings

May 3rd-5th, 10th-12th 2018 at the MindSpace Studio. With Patricia Rockman and Evan Collins. Register here.

Mindfulness Core Concepts 

This is the first module of the MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program.
1-day workshop aiming to provide you with an experiential introduction to the origins, principles and practices of MBSR.

April 5th, 2018, from 9:30am to 4:30pm at the MindSpace Studio. With Joe Flanders. Register here.

The Facilitation certificates are awarded by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies upon completion of the associated program modules. Advanced certification is also available with additional training and mentorship. It is recommended that the modules be completed in order, although exceptions are made occasionally. Please contact info@mindfulnessstudies.com.

Some of the MBCT Modules are available online.

To apply for a Facilitation Certificate Program, please fill out this application form. If you would like to have prior experience or trainings from another institution considered towards the completion of your certificate, please complete the Alternative Module Request Form and submit the applicable fees. For more information on the alternate pathway, please call 647-524-6216 or email info@mindfulnessstudies.com.

MBCT Facilitation Certificate


  • Professional clinical training and credentials
  • Daily mindfulness practice
  • Participated in an 8-week MBCT program
  • Participated in at least one 5-day silent retreat

Level 1:

  1.  MBCT Basics
  2. CBT Primer
  3. MBCT Intensive Training & Retreat
  4. MBCT Practicum
  5. MBCT Mentorship
  6. Inquiry Essentials

Level 2:

  1. Advanced MBCT Mentorship Level 2
  2. Advanced Facilitation Training

MBSR Facilitation Certificate


  • Daily mindfulness practice
  • Participated in an 8-week MBSR program
  • Participated in at least one 5-day silent retreat

Level 1:

  1. Mindfulness Core Concepts
  2. MBSR Intensive Training and Retreat
  3. MBSR Facilitation Mentorship
  4. Inquiry Essentials

Level 2:

  1. Advanced MBSR Mentorship
  2. Advanced Facilitation Training