Patient Courses

PATIENT COURSES

Materials for the MBCPM™ and MBCSM courses are available in French as well as English  

Please click each respective toggle to find more information about the courses offered.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Attendees learn the principles of mindfulness meditation, the importance of living in the moment, and the power of now, and how these relate to suffering less pain. Mindfulness assists in remaining calmer and more pain controlled despite the challenges of everyday life, such as when interacting with family, friends, colleagues, employers, workers compensation, and insurers.  This can change the intensity of pain suffering, both emotional and physical, in a very positive way.  Life skills are also enhanced in this course.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Module 1 (first 5 classes):  Introduce tools to increase wise-mind and resilience
  • Module 2 (classes 6 to 9):  Enhance the mind-body connection, self-nurture, and awareness
  • Module 3 (classes 10 to 13):  Enhance relationship skills in a broad context

The full three modules are usually taught over 12 to 13 weeks at 2.5 hours per class, but can be taught over three to four days, or over two weekends.

COST

The cost of participation is covered by the Ontario provincial health insurance plan, if led by an MD facilitator or a health care professional covered by a health facility’s budget.  Cost of this course would otherwise be $900.

Participants do need the MBCPM™ course materials to achieve the best outcomes:  The book The Mindfulness Solution to Pain and the CD or download bundle ($85 plus applicable taxes and shipping). The MBCPM™ Basic and Advanced Review Workbook is recommended particularly for the revision courses and costs $52 plus taxes and shipping.

DO YOU WANT TO HAVE MBCPM™ COURSES AT YOUR OWN FACILITY?

Health care professionals wishing to apply to bring MBCPM to their centre can email us at team@neuronovacentre.com to discuss training to become a facilitator, and/or, if in Ontario, to discuss connecting with a facilitator delivering the course via Telemedicine to bring it to their centre. A minimum of 8 participants should be signed up for the course to ensure a viable site.

 

COURSE LOCATIONS

Course LocationFacilitatorContact InformationOther Information
AuroraDr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
P: 647-385-3363
F: 647-427-2900
Email: drlicorishmindfulness@gmail.com
On site plus telemedicine
BoltonDr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
P: 647-385-3363
F: 647-427-2900
Email: drlicorishmindfulness@gmail.com
Via telemedicine
BramptonDr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
P: 647-385-3363
F: 647-427-2900
Email: drlicorishmindfulness@gmail.com
Via telemedicine
BramptonVandana Sachdeva
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 905-790-1269
F: 905-790-1197
Email: vandana.sachdeva@lifemark.ca
On site only
BrittAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Via telemedicine
CobourgDr. Jackie Gardner-NixP: 416-461-4333
F: 866-217-0746
Email: team@neuronovacentre.com
On site only
Northumberland Hills Hospital
CochraneAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Via telemedicine
Elliot LakeAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Via telemedicine
EspanolaDr. Kim Perlin
(Pre-Affiliate)
On site only
GuelphDr. Daren Lin
with Lindsay Duff (Pre-Affiliates)
F: 855-546-3925
Currently only open to Guelph Family Health Team and Community Health Centre patients
HaliburtonBarb Fraser
(Affiliate)
P: 705-455-9220 x 312
F 705-455-9315
On site only
HearstAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Via telemedicine
Iroquois FallsAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Via telemedicine
KemptvilleNatalie Carrière
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 613-371-6778
Email: info@thelighthouse-lephare.ca
Webiste: https://www.thelighthouse-lephare.ca
On site only
KingstonDr. Ruth Dubin and Evelyn Bowering’s
(Affiliates)
P: 613-542-2949 x 1179
F: 613-542-7657
Email: danielled@kchc.ca
On site plus telemedicine
MarmoraAmanda Friel-Brown
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 613-472-6131
F: 613-472-6135
On site only
MiltonAngie Kingma
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 289-878-2255
Email: angie@mindfulnessforhealth.ca
Website: MindfulnessforHealth.ca
On site only
MindemoyaAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Via telemedicine
NapaneeDr. Ruth Dubin and Evelyn Bowering’s
(Affiliates)
P: 613-542-2949 x 1179
F: 613-542-7657
Email: danielled@kchc.ca
Via telemedicine
New LiskeardAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594
F: 705-898-3106
Email: annie.hebert@sudestcsc.ca
Website: www.sudestcsc.ca
Via Telemedicine
NewmarketDr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
P: 647-385-3363
F: 647-427-2900
Email: drlicorishmindfulness@gmail.com
Via telemedicine
NoelvilleAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
On site plus telemedicine
North BayDr. Paul Preston
(Certificant)
P: 705-495-1162
F: 705-495-1162
Email: prprestonpr@hotmail.com
On site only
North BayDr. Lorin Young
(Affiliate) with
Nancy Pilon
(Affiliate)
P: 705-478-7671
F: 705-478-7029
Attn: Nancy Pilon
Email: npilon@nbnplc.com
On site only
North YorkDr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
On site only
OakvilleCarla Fox
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 647-239 5162
Email: carlafox@bell.net
Website: www.carlafoxcounselling.com
On site only
Ontario via Telemedicine into participants’ homesDr. Jackie Gardner-Nix and Neil WasherP: 416-461-4333
F: 1-866-217-0746
Email: team@neuronovacentre.com
Via Telemedicine into participants’ homes

*Open to Veterans only*
Parry SoundAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Via telemedicine
PeterboroughMark Fatum and
Jenna Condon
(Pre-Affiliates)
P: 705-740-8020 ext 335
F: 705-740-8027
Email:
mark.fatum@peterboroughfht.com
On site only
Port HopeChris Hill
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 905-885-2626 x 280
F: 905-885-2646
Email: workshops@porthopechc.ca
Website: porthopechc.ca/calendar/new
On site only
PowassanAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Via telemedicine
Richmond HillDr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
P: 647-385-3363
F: 647-427-2900
Email: drlicorisdrlicorishmindfulness@gmail.com
Via telemedicine
SarniaPawan Singh
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 519-491-1110
F: 519-491-1109
Website: http://www.londonroadpsychotherapy.com/welcome
On site only
St. CharlesAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
On site plus telemedicine
Sharbot LakeDr. Ruth Dubin and Evelyn Bowering’s
(Affiliates)
P: 613-542-2949 x 1179
F: 613-542-7657
Email: danielled@kchc.ca
Via telemedicine
Smiths FallsDr. Ruth Dubin and Evelyn Bowering’s
(Affiliates)
P: 613-542-2949 x 1179
F: 613-542-7657
Email: danielled@kchc.ca
Via telemedicine
SudburyAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Via telemedicine
TimminsAnnie Hebert
(Affiliate)
P: 705-898-2594 x 322
F: 705-898-3106
Website: www.univi.ca
Via telemedicine
Toronto (West)Dr. Paulette Licorish
(Affiliate)
P: 647-385-3363
F: 647-427-2900
Email: drlicorishmindfulness@gmail.com
Via Telemedicine
Toronto (St. Michael’s Hospital) – For Patients with Multiple Sclerosis only Cecilia Wan’s
(Affiliate)
P: 416-864-6060 x 4026On site only
Toronto (Central)Dr. Paul Preston

Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix with Angie Kingma
P: 416-461-4333
F: 866-217-0746
Email: team@neuronovacentre.com
On site only
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Course LocationFacilitatorContact InformationOther Information
Alberta, CanadaUlrike Kimbley-Nicolai
(Certificant)
P: 587-222-4778
Email: ulrike.kimbley-nicolai@ahs.ca
On-Site only
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
Dr. Allen Steverman
(Certificant)
P: 514-890-8455
F: 514-412-7132
On-Site only. Only available for patients of Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

Montreal, Quebec
Canada
Dr. Allen Steverman
(Certificant)
For course dates/ times / location please visit: www.mindspacewellbeing.com/programs/mindfulness-based-chronic-pain-management/On-Site only.
Course is taught in English
Greensboro, Georgia, USALinda Calvo Kimbell
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 706-485-4004
Email: Lindak@mywellnessat.com
On-site only.
Montreal, Quebec CanadaLaurent Caille
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 514-932-7454
For course dinformation please visit: http://montrealosteopath.com/
On-Site only.
Courses are taught in English and French
Montreal, Quebec CanadaShirin Bahram
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 514-886- 3938
Email: info@kinotherap.com
Website: www.kinotherap.com
On-Site only.
Courses are taught in English and French
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada
Frances Kirson
(Pre-Affiliate)
P: 604-708-0966
Email: frances@franceskirson.com
Sessions: On site, virtual learning (Zoom or Skype), and telephone

This course to is parallel to the pain course, as most of what is covered is just as relevant for those suffering from stress and stress-induced conditions.  Facilitators trained to run the pain course can also run this course using the customized MBCSM workbook and the meditations created to accompany this course.  Alumni from the pain course may also work with this workbook and find it to be a useful revision.

This course is particularly relevant to staff or corporations, health care workers and others in many industries and may help prevent stress-related challenges and enhance resilience.

MINDFULNESS-BASED CHRONIC STRESS MANAGEMENT (MBCSM) COURSE MATERIALS

Mindfulness-Based Chronic Stress Management Workbook – Click Here
DOWNLOADS of MEDITATIONS – Click Here

These downloads have been created to accompany the Mindfulness-Based Chronic Stress Management course.  An added bonus is the poetry which can be used to encourage thoughtful discussion during this course, two of the poems helping with the concept of being mindful (Download 1) and two poems to shed light on the formal practices of body scan and guided imagery (Download 2).  Alumni of the pain version of our courses will appreciate having these meditations, too.  Music plays quietly behind the introductions and the poetry.  It is not used in the formal practices:  Music being a distraction from simply being open with awareness to whatever arises during the guidance.

MBCPM™ OR MINDFULNESS-BASED CHRONIC STRESS MANAGEMENT (MBCSM) ADVANCED REVIEW

Revision courses take the same content to a deeper level for Alumni of the basic courses.  Facilitators who teach the basic pain course can facilitate these revision courses. 

MINDFULNESS-BASED CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT (MBCPM™) ADVANCED REVIEW

MBCPM™ Advanced Review is open to participants who have completed at least one MBCPM™ course, have been consistent in attendance, and are meditating at least 5 days a week leading up to the MBCPM™ Advanced Review course.

The MBCPM™ Advanced Review courses are 12 to 13 weeks long, with participants attending once per week.  Classes are 2.5 hours long, with a 15-minute break, and are a more in-depth revision of the content of the MBCPM™ course, with other alumni.  Consistent attendance is required to remain in the course.

MBCPM™ COMMUNITY

MINDFULNESS MATTERS MAINTENANCE DROP-IN CLASSES

MBCPM™ Mindfulness Maintenance is called “Mindfulness Matters” and is a “drop-in” class for alumni of the MBCPM courses and trainings.

The class is open to alumni of MBCPM™ programmes.  Anyone who has done a mindfulness programme elsewhere may also apply with a physician’s referral.

There are currently three ″Chapters” of “Mindfulness Matters” in Ontario, but as groups at health facilities can no longer congregate, the affected chapters are suspended during COVID-19 restrictions:

Chapter 1 is hosted by facilitators Annie Hebert RN and Barb Fraser MSW from Noelville and Haliburton respectively, and links with a number of sites via telemedicine including Aurora, Blind River, Bracebridge, Elliot Lake and Newmarket, but please check our table periodically for site updates.  Scripts of themes and guidelines are provided by NNC, to explore through formal practice and discussion.  Classes run on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm EDT;

Chapter 2 is hosted by NNC, online, via Zoom interface into participant’s homes, following the NNC themes and guidelines, to be explored through formal practice and discussion each week.  Classes run on Mondays from 7:00 to 8:15 pm EDT by NNC team members Katherine Hall and Debbie Joel.  The first 9 classes are free and thereafter there is a charge of $55 per 9 drop-in classes, or $130 for the year.  There are four to five “sets” of classes per year.  Where there is financial hardship special arrangements can be made by contacting NNC at team@neuronovacentre.com; and,

Chapter 3 is an onsite self-management group in Kingston, volunteer-coordinated, hosted by another capable MBCPM™ alumni volunteer, Christine Sugrue, again with clear guidelines and theme scripts.

Semester / ChapterFacilitator / Volunteer CoordinatorDay / TimeStart DateLocations
Chapter 1Barb Fraser and Annie Hebert

Please fax referrals to Annie Hebert at 705-898-3106
Thursdays 3:30pm to 4:30pmJanuary 16th, 2020Aurora, Blind River, Bracebridge, Elliot Lake, Haliburton, Newmarket and Noelville
Chapter 2F: 866-217-0746
Email:team@neuronovacentre.com
NeuroNova Centre via Zoom
P: 416-461-4333
Mondays 7:00 to 8:15pm February 3, 2020 to April 6, 2020 (no class on February 17th).

Dates for 2020:
April 27th to June 22nd
September 14th to November 16th
Via Zoom
Chapter 3Kingston Volunteer Coordinated Contact: Christine SugrueMondays 3:00 to 4:45pmKingston

REFERRAL FORMS

Referral Form for Chapters 1 and 3:  Mindfulness-Matters-Referral-Form

Referral Form for Chapter 2:  MBCPM-Mindfulness-Matters-Class-Registration-Form-2020

EMOTIONAL SKILLS

The Emotional Skills course teaches insightful and less reactive ways to communicate effectively with others and with yourself.  This can result in keeping pain more under control, as pain intensifies under stress.  It is a 10-week course divided into 5 modules, each of which focuses on a specific topic, and participants work closely with the material in the Emotional Skills workbook.

Module 1:  Emotional Development and Neural Pathways

Module 2:  Emotions and the Immune System

Module 3:  Mental Illnesses

Module 4:  The Male and Female Brain

Module 5:  Personality Differences

(Module 5 segways into the Lumina Spark course offered as the level 4 of the MBCPM™ series)

PRE-REQUISITES

  • Two of the MBCPM™ Courses, OR
  • One of the MBCPM™ Courses and one of the MBCPM™ Advanced Review Courses
  • Consistent attendance at the prior courses
  • Regular formal practice

 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

The course is based on seven books, on which the Emotional Skills workbook for the course is based (Please note: you do not have to purchase these books, just the workbook):

§  Emotional Intelligence

§  Working with Emotional Intelligence

§  Social Intelligence:  The New Science of Social Relationships

§  The Female Brain

§  The Male Brain

§  When the Body Says No:  The Cost of Hidden Stress

§  Why Zebras Don’t Have Ulcers

By Daniel Goleman
www.danielgoleman.info

This course consists of 10 sessions.

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