One-Day Mindfulness Retreat | Next Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019


One Day Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Retreat

Facilitated by Bill Gayner and Theodore Tsaousidis

June 1, 2019

Mindful experiencing emphasizes coming alive to implicit feelings. In this retreat, we will explore how to deepen this in meditation by integrating it with experiential and emotional processing to enhance how we make sense of feelings, resolve inner conflicts and unfinished business, navigate our lives, and cultivate growth and fulfillment.

This retreat is open to all those who have had previous meditation experience and those who have participated in MBSR or MBCT mindfulness workshops.

Bill Gayner, BSW, MSW, RSW, has developed emotion-focused mindfulness therapy (EFMT) which treats emotions as adaptive resources. In his work at Mount Sinai Hospital, he provides EFMT groups for psychiatric outpatients and HIV+ gay and bisexual men and individual psychotherapy for people living with HIV and trains hospital employees in emotion-focused mindfulness meditation. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. He has trained and mentored mental health professionals in mindfulness for over a decade.

*Pre-registration for this course is required.

Please email Theodore at — for more information and registration.

Time: 12pm to 6pm
Location: 662 Pape Avenue (side entrance) Presbyterian Church

5 minute walk from Pape Subway Station.

Parking: Green-P parking and Street Parking near the Church.

Cost: $60 or according to your means

This is a silent retreat with teaching in between meditations. This is a good opportunity to practice and ask questions and to discover ways to apply mindfulness and meditation techniques to your everyday life.