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This is an ONLINE OR IN-PERSON Course

Education Hours: 12

Instructor: Emma JM. Ates, DTATI, RP, RCAT, CCP
Location: ONLINE (6 Weeks) OR IN-PERSON (2 Days) held with 

University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies

Length of Access: One Year
Cost: $365 CAD HST included
​​**All prices are CAD$.

American Patrons - check online for the current exchange rate.

About the Course

If you’re seeking to integrate mindfulness and art therapy into your personal life or professional practice, this six-week course (ONLINE) or 2-Days (IN-PERSON) 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 behavioural processes. No prior artistic experience is needed.

A 6-Module or 2-Day Course

  •  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 behavioural 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.

Course Includes

  • Course Reading List

  • Course References 

  • Home practice guides

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