Mindfulness-Based Medical Practice

An eight-week program for physicians and other health care professionals. This continuing education activity in psychotherapy is recognized by Ordre des psychologues du Québec. Recognition number: RA02379-18 (20 hours).

The next session is scheduled from May 4 to June 22, 2018. Offered in both English and French.

Time: Fridays, 4:00 pm– 6:30 pm

A 6-hour retreat will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10:00 am—4:00 pm.

Place: Montreal Institute of Applied Mindfulness, 6000 chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Suites #110-115, Montreal, Québec H3S 1Z8.  Tel.: 514.272.2832

By metro: Côte-des-Neiges station

By bus: 161, 165 & (535) 
( ) Rush hour service only

Parking: Street parking is usually available.   

Led by: Dr. Patricia Dobkin.
Dr. Patricia Dobkin is a Certified MBSR Instructor (Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, MA, USA) and co-author of the book: Mindful Medical Practitioners. A Guide for Clinicians and Educators (Springer International Publishing; 2016).

Cost: $750.00 (for M.D.s), $600.00 (for Ph.D.s, R.N.s, other health care professionals)

If you are interested, please complete the registration form posted below and send it to us by angelica.todireanu [at] mcgill.ca (email), or mail (Programs in Whole Person Care, McGill University, Strathcona Dentistry and Anatomy Building, Room: M/5, 3640 University Street, Montreal, Quebec  H3A 0C7) and we will contact you to schedule a pre-course interview.

Registration Form

This program in Mindfulness-Based Practice is designed to foster well-being in health care professionals. The program is modeled after the University of Massachusetts Medical School Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program which has been offered to patients and health care providers for the past 30 years. The program teaches participants to use their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress. It includes intensive training in mindfulness meditation and its integration into the challenges of daily life and medical practice.

Goals and Learning Objectives:

  • to aid health care professionals in identifying and dealing effectively with stressors
  • to introduce the concepts and practice of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • to improve patient care by enabling physicians to practice medicine mindfully.

As a participant you will receive:

  • instruction in mindfulness meditation and mindful yoga
  • methods to enhance awareness in everyday life
  • daily assignments
  • guided mindfulness CDs / audio files and a workbook.

For information, call 514-398-2298 or angelica.todireanu [at] mcgill.ca (email) .