The Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management program was developed by Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix with the goal of teaching people who live with chronic pain how to ease their pain and suffering while improving their quality of life.
Starting as a single course in 2002, the MBCPM program evolved and now has three progressive levels which are designed to build the participant’s skills and knowledge from basic mindfulness to a more sustained mindfulness and meditation practice which embraces a higher level of personal exploration.
The MBCPM program is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre.
In Ontario, courses facilitated by physicians are covered by the provincial health plan.
To qualify to take the MBCPM Facilitator course, the applicant must have completed a Mindfulness course taught by an accredited teacher of MBSR, MBCT or MBCPM, have a consistent meditation practice, have attended mindfulness and or pain conferences, and hold a professional qualification at the Masters level or above, preferably in medicine or another health care field.
All applications are reviewed and assessed by Dr. Gardner-Nix. Candidates who might not have the exact criteria but who have compelling reasons which suggest they would be a satisfactory MBCPM Facilitator will be considered.
Following the successful completion of the course, a period of supervision will be required to complete accreditation.
Facilitator Training and Practicum - August 6 to 15, 2013
A four day MBCPM patient course (Tuesday August 6 to Friday August 9) will be held in Toronto as a practicum for MBCPM Facilitators-in-Training to join, followed by a two day weekend meditative intensive (silent retreat) reserved for Health Care Professionals and those attending the Facilitator Training. The four day MBCPM Facilitator training course will follow, from Monday August 12 to Thursday 15th in Toronto. The first day, August 12th, will include feedback from facilitators currently in training.
Course Cost for August 6th to 15th:
$2,500 plus tax. This fee includes the weekend retreat, course manual, materials and snacks. We accept payment by credit card.
Deposit: A deposit of $750.00 plus tax is required to guarantee a place in the course and can be paid on-line at ShopNeuronova.com.
Returning facilitators-in-training, August 6th to 15th: $500.00
If attending Weekend retreat, only, August 10th to 11th: $100.00
Supervision: The cost of supervision will be determined based on the individual needs of each Facilitator. Description of the process leading to MBCPM facilitator certification will be posted soon.
If you wish to apply for this course please send an email with your CV to the Programme Coordinator – email@example.com.