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

June Community Meeting with Rachael Frankford

Somatic Awareness through Mindful Moviment

Tuesday June 7th, 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

Traditional psychotherapeutic approaches to working with mental health problems have emphasized the role of thoughts in causing anxiety and depression. The role of the body is less recognized and it is known that mental health disorders involve a loss of body awareness and habitual somatic patterns that perpetuate mood dysregulation.

In this presentation, participants will learn how mindful movement and yoga practices can promote an interoceptive awareness necessary to promote emotion regulation. Somatic resources such as breath regulation, alignment and grounding will be taught through guided experiential practices. We will discuss how body awareness and self regulation skills can enhance our mindfulness and clinical practices.

Rachael Frankford, MSW, RSW is a social worker, psychotherapist and yoga teacher. She works in the department of Psychiatry at St. Michael’s Hospital and is also in private practice in Toronto.  Rachael specializes in mindfulness based interventions for mental health and is training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body oriented approach to psychotherapy.  She is also the creator of the MAST (Mindful Awareness Stabilization Training) program (mast.stmichaelshospital.com). 

Rachael will also be offering a Mindful Movement for Clinicians workshop through the AMM-MIND program at the University of Toronto on June 17-18, 2016 (http://socialwork.utoronto.ca/conted/programs-and-workshops/certificates/mind/mindb/b48/).


Latest Activity

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December 9, 2016 at 9am to December 10, 2016 at 4pm
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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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