meditation, healing arts, yoga & workshop centre


Starting October 5, 2019

​Laura Lee Copeland MD MBA FACEP

​​Profession:  Physician

Laura Lee Copeland has a background in emergency medicine and hospital informatics.  She is now the CMIO for Healthtech and a practicing medical psychotherapist.  She has used mindfulness in her personal and professional life for many years and enjoys sharing the journey with others who may benefit.  She has completed certification for MBCT facilitation through the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and has been faculty at the Centre since 2016.  She practices mindfully informed CBT for depression and anxiety on an individual basis at the Get Well Clinic in North York.​

check in often to learn about new meetups , classes , workshops and practitioners!

​Elaine Smookler BMus RP

​​Profession: Registered Psychotherapist

Elaine Smookler is a Registered Psychotherapist, teacher, public speaker, writer and performer (BMus, ACTRA). For the past 20 years, she has helped individuals, schools, organizations and businesses develop mindfulness and resilience in everyday life. Elaine has received the Core MBCT Facilitation Certificate from the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and professional training as an MBSR facilitator. At the Centre for Mindfulness Studies Elaine offers MBCT, MBSR and Introductory Mindfulness programs. Elaine is a facilitator of The Mindfulness Project at Sickkids Hospital, a columnist for Mindful magazine ( and she teaches mindfulness as part of the curriculum at University of Toronto Medical School. Elaine developed and presents the learning series “Get Started With Mindfulness” for and she offers a course in project development: “The Mindful Way Through The Creative Process,” for the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Elaine presents stress management programs, online talks and support to American corporations through eMindful and in-person mindfulness programs to a wide variety of clients.​

Price: $520 - $550

With Laura Lee Copeland MD FACEP & Elaine Smookler RP

Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression

A valid OHIP card is required for this program and must be brought to the Orientation & Interview session.

To find out if your third-party insurance covers all or part of a therapeutic program, visit our About Insurance page.


Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy for preventing depressive relapse. It also reduces acute depression, anxiety and stress.
For more details, visit our MBCT page.

Saturday Mornings
Orientation & Interview: October 5, 2019 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
Sessions 1-8*: October 19 – December 14, 2019 | 10am – 12:30pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 10am – 4pm at our downtown location (180 Sudbury Street)
* program skips October 12th & November 9th  

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