A 6-Module Online Course

Sept. 29th, 2022 to Nov. 03rd, 2022 - 5.00pm to 7.00pm ET


This program is run through the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

In this theoretical and experiential course, discover methodologies and approaches

to mindfulness and the use of art and creativity in psychotherapy for personal self-care,

and for professional applications in clinical settings.

About The Course

If you’re seeking to integrate mindfulness and art therapy into your personal life or professional practice, this six-week course is for you. You’ll learn why and how mindfulness-based interventions and art therapy came together to create new protocols and tools in psychotherapy. This course will teach you methods and skills to increase awareness of the self through creative exploration. You’ll emerge with a greater awareness of how mindfulness and art therapy can improve cognitive, emotional and behavioral processes. No prior artistic experience is needed.

A 6-Module Course with Theoretical and Experiential Practices 

 Module 1 - Introduction to Art Therapy 

 Module 2 - The Nature of Mind and Mental Training

 Module 3 - Mindfulness Therapy and Interventions 

 Module 4 - Mindfulness and Art Therapies

 Module 5 - MAT and Self-Stories

 Module 6 - Compassion and Art Therapy

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the foundations of art psychotherapy and creative art therapies

  • Learn about the origins of mindfulness, compassion, and other meditations and their secularization in Western societies.

  • Explore the integration of secular mindfulness and compassion in clinical settings.

  • Discover the current literature on the benefits of mindfulness, loving-kindness, and compassion meditation with art therapy for mental health and well-being.

  • Explore how mindfulness, compassion, and art therapy can improve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes.


This introductory course is intended for mental health professionals in clinical and community settings (psychologists, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, counsellors, social workers, etc.). Completion of the Certificate in Foundations of Applied Mindfulness Meditation is recommended for this course.

This course is for educational purposes and is not intended as a substitute for consultation and treatment from a qualified and registered healthcare professional or service provider.