16-304-01 5-Day MBCT Training: Depressive Relapse Prevention

By Centre for Mindfulness Studies (other events)

Sun, Oct 23 2016 4:00 PM EDT Fri, Oct 28 2016 1:00 PM EDT

Train to facilitate MBCT programs with guidance from Zindel Segal, one of its co-developers.

Current treatments for depression provide relief for many people, yet they face significant challenges maintaining the benefits of treatment.

This workshop will lead you through an innovative 5-day intensive training program designed to prevent depressive relapse among people with a history of depression.

Based on the research of Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale and documented in their book Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, this program combines the tools of cognitive therapy with the practice and clinical application of mindfulness meditation. The heart of MBCT lies in acquainting patients with the modes of mind that often characterize depression while simultaneously inviting them to develop a new relationship to these modes. Using your personal mindfulness practice to inform your psychotherapy is a crucial part of this process. 

Who should attend
Enrolment is open to health-care professionals who have a clinical background and a mindfulness meditation practice.

This retreat meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for up to 18 Mainpro-C and 11 Mainpro-M1 credits.

What to expect
This training will combine elements of a clinical training workshop and a meditation retreat. You can expect to spend some periods in silence and others in active discussion and interaction.  This program will follow a concentrated schedule, starting at 6:30 am and ending at 8 pm each day.

Begins Sunday, October 23, 2016
- Check-in at 4pm
- Session starts at 7pm

Ends Friday, October 28, 2016
- Session ends at 11:30am
- Check-out after lunch

Zindel Segal PhD C.Psych., Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Evan Collins MD FRCPC

Ecology Retreat Centre
308046 Hockley Rd. Mono, ON, Canada L9W 6N2

The Ecology Retreat Centre is a rustic retreat centre located just outside Orangeville, between the Bruce Trail and the beautiful Nottawasaga River. The Centre is surrounded by 200 acres of natural forest with hills and valleys, open meadows and spring fed streams.

For a map to the Ecology Retreat Centre, please visit

Enrolment will be limited to 40 participants so please register early.

Prior to registration, please submit the following to [email protected] with subject line "MBCT Training Requirements"

  • a copy of your resume / CV
  • a brief statement about why you want to attend this retreat (no more than 250 words)
  • a brief description of your clinical and meditation experience (no more than 250 words)

Fees: Your fee includes accommodations for five nights, all meals beginning with dinner on Sunday evening and ending with lunch on Friday, your tuition & material costs.

Single Room: $2,850

Double Room: $2,350

*Note: For double occupancy, the organizers will pair participants unless specified by attendees at time of registration.

Cancellation Policy
If you wish to withdraw from this course, notice of withdrawal must be given by email to: [email protected]  Please review the following refund & exchange policy:

Date = Eligible Refund and Transfer Policy

From October 1st On = No refund or exchange

From September 15th – September 30th = 25% of the fee available for refund or transfer to another course(s)

From September 1st – September 14th = 50% of the fee available for refund or transfer to another course(s)

Before September 1st = Full refund minus a $200 administrative fee or a full credit to apply to future course(s)

Mailing Address

180 Sudbury Street, Unit C2 Toronto, ON M6J 0A8