Your training path starts by experiencing the methods yourself, then deepening your self-inquiry and confidence with a variety of applications through supervised self-practice, peer practice and case studies.
Prerequisite Level 1 Discover Transformative Mindfulness Methods for Self-Healing Telecourse. 6 telesessions guided by Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw. Next begins August 19 to September 30, 2013 at 12 pm ET Toronto, Canada / 5 pm UK / 18.00 Cont. Europe
Prerequisite Level 2: Deepening Transformative Mindfulness Self-Practice Telecourse - 6 sessions every two weeks guided by Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw plus nine self-practice sessions at home to discover the various applications for these methods. Next begins June 6 to August 22 at 12 pm (Toronto, Canada/ 5 pm UK) This can be done concurrently with the Level 3 training.
Level 3: Transformative Mindfulness Methods: Certified Practitioner Training begins June 22 to October 27, 2013
This will be our first distance education training with teleconference and webinar sessions over four months and will be certified by both Transformative Mindfulness International and the University of Toronto's Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Inter-professional Applied Mindfulness Meditation Program.
This supervised training will strengthen confidence applying Transformative Mindfulness Methods with others, through theory, practical skills for clinical application with individuals and groups. Small group work includes five supervised peer practice sessions. The teleconferences and webinars directly with Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw will include 16 two-hour sessions and 5 peer practice sessions. Students will also apply methods with 15 practice cases with support and feedback.
Practice reports with outcomes on specific application of Transformative Mindfulness and findings from self-practice and case-based practice studies will need to be completed before certification. A summary paper on the integration of theory and practice in writing that includes relationship-based connections like "What did I feel about myself? My client? What did I learn about myself? My client? The method?" will be also need to be completed.
Supervision and support includes a review of peer and practice case reports and self-reflective summary with written feedback or a short phone interview.
Transformative Mindfulness can be facilitated with people with no prior experience and it can work very quickly - as well as in a group setting. It also works successfully as a community building and consciousness exercise.
Craig Mackie, Youth at Risk and Addictions Counsellor, Toronto, Canada
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). One can see that Dekyi-Lee speaks from personal experience with many patients, is warm and welcoming, and not least, she sincerely practices what she offers us to learn
Christian G. Jensen, Neuro-Biology Research Unit, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Medical and mental health professionals complete training in Transformative Mindfulness methods at University of Florence, Italy in March 2010:
The program, initially hosted by the Pain Management Clinic, included several on-site training sessions over two years followed by the practice section of the training, which was supervised via webcam over 5 months. Prof. Piero Dolara, Professor of Pharmacology, offered administrative and academic supervision and international trainer and developer of the methods, Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw facilitated with Valentina Dolara, who also translated and coordinated.
2011-12 Master Degree - Dr. Piero Dolara reports on the successful training of health professionals in Transformative Mindfulness methods, an inaugural Master's Degree program in Meditation and Mindfulness: Neuroscience and Clinical Application in the Helping Professions. The program began January 2011 and, included Transformative Mindfulness intervention methods for the first time in the world. This was offered by the University of Florence, Neurology and Psychiatry Departments in Florence, Italy. It will be reoffered in January 2013.
Research for acute migraines - As well, research was completed at the university's Centre for Pain Management in fall 2011 under the supervision of Dr. Piero Dolara, to measure the effectiveness in reducing pain and pharmacare for acute migraine sufferers.
Click here for details of trainings that were offered internationally in 2009 and 2010