MindSpace is thrilled to be collaborating with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS) to bring you teacher certifications 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.

MindSpace is launching a sub-brand called “MindSpace Institute.” All professional development programs, including the MBSR and MBCT Certificate Programs will be offered under this name.

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.

Our collaboration officially launched this past May, when we hosted Pat Rockman and Zindel Segal for MBCT Basics. We are slowly rolling out the rest of the training modules for Montrealers. More MBCT than MBSR trainings will be available early on as there are more MBCT mentors currently on the faculty.

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


MBCT Intensive Training & Retreat

This is the 3rd module in the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program

5-day intensive training to facilitate MBCT programs

October 22-27, 2017 (English, at Ecology Retreat Centre in Mono, Ontario) – Info & Registration


Mindfulness Core Concepts

This is the first module of the MBSR Facilitation Certificate Program.

1-day, experiential introduction to the origins, principles, and practices of MBSR.

October 26, 2017 (English) – Info & Registration

October 27, 2017 (French) – Info & Registration


MBCT Basics

This is the first module of the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program

An experiential introduction to the application of mindfulness for the prevention of depressive relapse

November 9, 2017 (in French) – Info and Registration

March 22-23, 2018 (English)


CBT Primer

This is the second module of the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program

1-day, skills oriented overview of CBT for mindfulness teachers

April 20, 2018 (English)


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

October 2018



The Facilitation certificates are awarded upon completion of the associated program modules. A Level 2 (Advanced) certification is 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, please fill out this application form and send your CV to Karen@mindfulnessstudies.com. 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. Inquiry Essentials
  6. MBCT Mentorship Level 1


Level 2:

  1. 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