d) Each virtual session lasts about 3.5 hours (always Fridays 10:15 am - 1:45 pm).
Participants are expected to stay until the end, when a homework package will be explained and distributed by email.
e) The registration / uninsured medical services fee is due at the time of signing up
(e-transfer only, please). This is a one-time, non-refundable fee.
f) The group will meet once a week, for a total of 8 consecutive sessions; please block off the time on your calendar, make it a priority and reschedule other appointments.
g) Registrants are expected to attend every session, be punctual, treat it as if it were in person (ie - leave camera on), stay till the end of each session, and do about 60 minutes of daily "homework" in-between the sessions. (See Pamphlet)
NYGH - 4001 Leslie Street, Ground floor, Classroom B
How to register for MMC groups: DUE to the COVID19 isolation requirements, these groups will only offered virtually, through my PsychSyt office (information on the left).
Dr. Margittai usually offers a mindfulness program at the North York General Hospital: Mindfulness for Medical Conditions (MMC). This is a physician-led, 9-week group program, on Fridays, for 3.5 hours. (POSTPONED INDEFINATELY - instead, online via ZOOM, virtual groups will be offered. Please call Dr. Margittai to register: 416-483-3778.)
There are four sessions offered every year: Winter - from mid-January; Spring- from early April; Summer - from early June; and Fall - from mid-September. These sessions last 3.5 hours, and there is an expectation that participants do one hour of daily homework, in between the sessions.
There is also an all-day silent retreat after the 6th week (Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm).
For more detailed information about this Hospital-based program, please consult the following: