Mindfulness Toronto

connecting mindfulness-based professionals across the GTA

Welcome to the Mindfulness Toronto Community

Mindfulness Toronto
 is a vibrant community of professionals dedicated to the principles and practice of mindfulness in all sectors of society.

Public Website
Please visit our public website  at www.mindfulnesstoronto.net for more information on how to join us.

Upcoming Community Meeting

Community Meeting with Heidi Bornstein and Stephen Chadwick

Mindfulness in Education: Why Begin with Educators

Thursday November 3rd, 2016


Mount Sinai Hospital,
600 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario
11th floor
Function and Pain Program Gym. Room 1182.
Once out of elevators turn right and follow signs to Function and Pain Program

As mindfulness in education continues to gain more acceptance in Ontario, many implementation plans begin with programs for students. Since mindfulness is an experiential, embodied practice that evolves over time, providing mindfulness training for those educators who are interested in finding out the benefits for themselves, before exploring options for bringing the practice into the classroom, would be preferred.

Why Begin with Educators?

•      In social learning theory, behaviour modeling is the demonstration of a desired behaviour.

•      A teacher’s presence in a classroom, together with the related capacity to build relationship, is considered more important than any instruction a teacher can offer.

•      Teachers often neglect their own needs, resulting in high incidents of stress and burnout in the profession. Mindfulness-based self-care practices can help restore balance in educators’ lives, enabling them to be present for their students.

Healthy employees are a critical component of a thriving school. A healthy workplace leads to employees who are more satisfied with their jobs and are able to be higher performing. They are absent fewer days and more likely to stay in their positions. Healthy employees provide the continuity and stability so essential for educational success. Research shows employee health and wellness programs contribute to workplace excellence and job satisfaction in a variety of ways. (http://thrivingschools.kaiserpermanente.org/make-the-case/)

This presentation offers a chance to learn more about programs and resources in education as well as local opportunities for teacher training. We will share experiential practices that are based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop of Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Emotional Balance work of Margaret Cullen.

Heidi Bornstein and Stephen Chadwick, the founders of Mindfulness Everyday, a registered Canadian charity, have been delivering mindfulness training to students, educators and parents since 2010. Through Professional Development Workshops and Mindfulness Training for Educator Courses, they have offered experiential programs to thousands of educators in both the public school and independent school systems.



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Research and Publications

Mindfulness Research Guide is a comprehensive electronic resource that provides information to researchers, practitioners, and the general public on the scientific study of mindfulness.


Mindfulness Research Monthly bulletin for the purpose of keeping researchers and practitioners informed of current advances in mindfulness research.


Mindful.org is a website where you will find the best feature stories, news, instructions, and commentary—in writing, images, audio, and video—that we can find about mindfulness, awareness, kindness, and compassion.


Mindfulnet.org - More research on mindfulness


A vibrant community of professionals dedicated to the principles and practice of mindfulness in all sectors of society.


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