Inquiry is the practice of asking a question to investigate our experience. It is at the heart of mindfulness-based interventions. This is the final module of the MBCT and MBSR Facilitation Certificate Programs, offered via our partners at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies.

Inquiry is the practice of asking a question to investigate our experience. It has been referred to as the heart of mindfulness-based interventions because it is such an essential part of this modality and is vital for those wishing to facilitate mindfulness groups. It is also the most difficult practice to learn.

This two-day course will examine the principles and practices of mindful inquiry as they pertain to therapeutic mindfulness.

We will explore this process through its application to the direct experience of mindfulness meditation practices. Moving between didactic and experiential sessions, we will examine the use of inquiry both personally and professionally as it relates to increasing the capacity to regulate affect and attention. Participants will develop the ability to use inquiry.

Who Should Attend
It is highly recommended that participants have facilitated at least one Mindfulness-Based Intervention (MBI) group and/or received mentorship prior to taking this course.

Continuing Education Credits
This 3-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 39 Mainpro+ credits. It is also approved for up to 12.5 CE Credits by the Canadian Psychological Association and for up to 12 CECs by the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists.

Cost:

Early-Bird: $645 (until September 3rd)
Regular: $695
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Instructors


Dr. Patricia Rockman

Patricia Rockman is an associate professor with the University of Toronto, department of family and community medicine; cross appointed to psychiatry. She is the past chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians Collaborative Mental Health Network. She is a medical psychotherapist and leads MBCT and MBSR groups. She also provides mentorship and trains clinicians to deliver MBCT and MBSR. She has been educating healthcare providers in stress reduction, CBT and mindfulness-based practices for over 20 years. She is a founder and the Director of Education and Clinical Services at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and the developer of the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.

Susan Woods

Susan Woods, MSW, LICSW is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a certified MBSR/MBCT teacher. She was in psychotherapy practice for many years where in addition to her clinical practice she offered the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs. Since 2005, Susan has been a leading consultant and professional trainer in MBSR and MBCT and teaches at venues worldwide. She developed the MBSR and MBCT professional certification programs at the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, University of California San Diego, USA, is a senior MBSR/MBCT mentor and supervisor, and a professional advisor on mindfulness-based clinical trials.