Mindfulness + Compassion Training Program

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Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning

686 Bay Street

Toronto, ON M5G 0A4

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Facilitators: (Rev.) Andrew Blake, Agnes Wong, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Lysa Toye MSW

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This 9 month, 5 module program for health and end-of-life care professionals develops the skills of mindfulness and compassion in mediating suffering, illness and dying while also sustaining our well being.

Cohort 5 Begins October 5, 2019

This program is made possible through our collaboration with the Mindfulness Project at SickKids Hospital. SickKids staff receive $100 off program cost.



Program Dates & Location 2019-20:

Module 1: October 5-6 2019/ SickKids, Peter Gilgan Centre, 686 Bay St. Toronto

Module 2: November 30-December 1, 2019 / Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Ave. Toronto

Module 3: January 25-26, 2020 / SickKids, Peter Gilgan Centre, 686 Bay St. Toronto

Module 4: March 28-29, 2020 / SickKids, Peter Gilgan Centre , 686 Bay St. Toronto

Module 5: May 30-31, 2020/ SickKids, Peter Gilgan Centre, 686 Bay St. Toronto


Mindfulness + Compassion Training curriculum:

  • includes training in the foundations, theory, and practices of secular mindfulness, as well as an overview of its roots from Buddhist philosophy and Psychology;
  • develops mindfulness skills that establish “bearing witness” & “presence”, as a daily mindfulness strategy that is applicable in the workplace and in everyday life;
  • encourages and supports participants in establishing a daily mindfulness practice;
  • provides crucial experiential communication and relationship building skills, through practices such as “mindful listening” practices, which enhances patient care and workplace interactions;
  • focuses on neuroscientific evidence supporting the efficacy of mindfulness and compassion skills, with special concentration on the latest research from the healthcare field that supports its application as best practices in caregiving and self care;
  • teaches compassion-based approaches to address and alleviate suffering with self, patients and the entire careteam;
  • explores the effects of empathy fatigue, burnout and moral distress and the use of healthy empathy in sustaining well being;
  • investigates “system thinking”, team building and interprofessional collaboration skills;
  • addresses the psycho-social-spiritual domains within the context of Healthcare and EOL caregiving, including working with children, physician hastened dying, complex suffering, systemic issues, moral distress and structural violence, as well our personal relationship to illness, dying and death;
  • builds mindfulness and compassion skills within all aspect of Healthcare and End-of-Life caregiving through exploring case studies and clinical applications to complex scenarios.

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