Transformative Mindfulness Methods Certified Practitioner Training Distance Learning

This program has now started. The next is offered in February 2014 as both onsite or distance learning and registration is through University of Toronto's Applied Mindfulness Methods Certificate Program. Click here for the course description. Registration opens in early August 2013. (Prerequisites are:Level 1 starting August 19 or in October 2013 (both distance learning or onsite) and Level 2 starting November 12 or 13 by distance learning)
Please email us to be added to the pre-registration list at [email protected]

Join the Transformative Mindfulness Mindfulness international community of practitioners.

Transformative Mindfulness International is happy to collaborate with the University of Toronto’s Inter-professional Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work to offer you this program starting on June 22, 2013 and accessible internationally.

June 22 to October 27, 2013

"In a world where we often feel stuck in hopelessness and helplessness, an intervention strategy that is showing it has the ability to transform suffering and demoralization, is something we wish to explore and understand. We welcome Transformative Mindfulness Methods to the palette of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation strategies that we are teaching at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work."

Michele Chaban, Co-Director of the Interprofessional Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.

Limited to 25 participants

Click the button to email us to register or for more information. Or please send your name and phone number to [email protected]
We will email you a registration sheet that we ask you to fill out and return to us. Once approved, we will invoice you for the course fee option that you choose below.

This first distance learning training includes two or three distance learning session each month for five months and includes:

  • 6 video lectures with Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw
  • 11 webinar/tele-conference sessions (each 1.5 to 2.5 hours) - theory, practical skills training, self-reflection, inquiry and support with Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw and senior practitioners and researchers.
    Sessions will be audio archived for future use and catch up for missing sessions (limit 3 sessions missed)
  • 5 peer practice sessions using teleconference (each 2-hours) with inquiry, feedback and support
  • 10 case practices in your own time.

    Schedule available here.

Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw’s training gives insight and an initial experience of a method which seems simpler and less demanding of clients than the most widely used mindfulness-based therapies (MBSR/MBCT). She sincerely practices what she offers us to learn.

Christian G. Jensen, Neuro-Biology Research Unit, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark


By engaging at a deeper level of compassionate presence, participants will advance in their capacity to experience the full potential of these methods and gain confidence from self-practice and clinical application with individuals. Many practitioners have reported that due to adding these methods to their clinical practices, they have become re-inspired in their work to hold others' suffering.

You will:  

  • learn skilful applications of each method and explore adaptability and support requiredfor different age groups and specific problems
  • deepen with supervised peer practice and 15 case-based practices with peer supportand feedback
  • deepen theory, neuroscience and Buddhist psychology embedded in the effectiveness of each method as well as research potential.
  • strengthen peer support through an international community of practitioners and senior facilitators

A paper with findings from self-practice and case-based practice studies and a self-reflection summary will need to be completed before certification. Supervision and support includes a review of peer and practice case reports with written feedback or a short phone interview. A practice journal and report forms will be provided.

Faculty: Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw with senior certified practitioners


  1. A regular meditation practice and commitment to apply these methods to help others
  2. (Level 2) Deepening Transformative Mindfulness Intervention Methods Self-Practice or equivalent.

Certification: This is a progressive certification to be granted on completion of the following:
TMM Level 3 Practitioner Training Certificate will be conjointly granted from the Interprofessional Applied Mindfulness Meditation Program, Continuing Education, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and Transformative Mindfulness International.

TMM Level 4 Full Certification will be granted after participation in 12 months of post-program practice, support and continuing education provided by Transformative Mindfulness International as well as contributing shared practice experience and knowledge with a TMM community of practitioners. (Cost is $50/month) Certification will be reviewed annually to maintain quality of practice.

To be completed for Level 4 full certification: AMM-MIND Foundation courses or their equivalent:

  1. A1: History of Mindfulness
  2. A4: Neuroscience of Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation
  3. A5: Ethics of Mindfulness (16 Guidelines for Life)

Participants with previous training and practice in these may apply for an exemption. Some of these courses will be available by distance learning in the future.

Note: This training path leads to Transformative Mindfulness Methods Certified Group Facilitator Training offered in 2015

TMM is a health and social services program recognized by the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom whose patron is H.H. The Dalai Lama. For more information visit

Dates: Saturday June 22 (10 am EDT Toronto) to Sunday October 28, 2013
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To Register or for more information, please send your name, address, email and phone number to [email protected]
We will email you a registration sheet that we ask you to fill out and return to us. Once approved, we will invoice you for the course fee option that you choose below.

We want you to be able to participate in this training. If you would like to discuss a payment plan, please contact us at [email protected]

June 22nd, 2013 10:00 AM
Help another to take this training:
Whole bursary contribution $ 1,295.00
50% Bursary contribution $ 642.00
Bursary contribution $ 200.00
Bursary contribution $ 100.00
Bursary contribution $ 50.00