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 Gayle Saifert

Mindful Parenting

Monday March 26th, 2018


Mount Sinai Hospital,
600 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario
14th floor


This psycho-educational, and practice-oriented presentation is designed to offer an introduction to the principles and practices of mindful parenting. Mindful parenting is intended to enhance parental presence, improve parent child connections, reduce parental stress and reactivity. Mindfulness in the parenting realm aims to improve emotional stability in parents, thereby providing them with a choice about how to navigate the unique challenges of raising a child or teen.

Mindfulness can help move us from reactive parenting to responsive parenting by teaching the skills to tolerate difficult emotions, and not get caught in unproductive worry thoughts that can arise when we are concerned for our children. This increased awareness can help us choose to make value-based parenting decisions that are guided by a deep understanding of our child’s temperament, communication style and behaviour. This introductory presentation will aim to teach skills to “wake up” and become present to yourself and to your loved ones.

Gayle Saifert D.C.S, RSW is a Clinical Social Worker in private practice with 25 years of experience working with clients who struggle with issues related to Anxie-ty, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Aspergers and Learning Disabilities.  Gayle aims to improve the social and emotional health of her clients, using evidenced-based approaches like CBT, and MBCT, and DBT informed work. Gayle’s mindfulness training has extensively informed her work in individual, family and group therapy settings with an emphasis on interventions that can help adults, teens and children manage moods and relationships more effectively. Gayle is actively involved in teaching Mindful Parenting Groups to manage stress and anxiety.


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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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