Transformational Mindfulness Methods for Inquiry and Intervention
Inter-professional Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program of Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Continuing Education at University of Toronto is pleased to collaborate with and to bring Transformative Mindfulness International and its methods to learners, both on-campus and through distance learning.
Transformative Mindfulness Methods (TMM) intervention strategies provide new skills for clinicians and educators. Less demanding than the more widely used mindfulness-based therapies, TMM build on basic mindfulness meditation accompanied by compassionate inquiry that easily accesses implicit memory through our ‘embodied mind’. Simple, gentle, even playful, the experiential nature of TMM has made their strategies easily accessible to all ages and cultures.
By gently identifying the body’s reactions to emotions, challenging situations, suffering or pain then adding specific inquiry, we can access metaphors, words and feelings that link us to underlying belief, purpose and embodied wisdom. Using emotions and mindfulness of the problem with optional journalling or drawing, clients report a change in underlying beliefs, their causes and consequences by simply allowing a natural and often permanent transformation.
As Thich Nhat Hanh says, “No mud, no lotus”.
Transformative Mindfulness Methods are adapted from ancient transformative practices by their developer, Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw. Besides pioneering these methods internationally, Dekyi-Lee is also the Co-drector of the Inter-professional Applied Mindfulness Meditation Program at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and a former Buddhist nun. These methods can be quickly learned and used for self-care and applied to others effectively. This highly adaptable protocol has been applied in healthcare, education and social work environments for over 20 years to cancer, cardiac, migraine, abuse, end-of-life care, learning problems, relationship, professional burnout/demoralization, and more.
TMM’s research on acute migraines at the University of Florence, Italy will be completed this year.
TMM is a health and social services program recognized by the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom whose patron is H.H. The Dalai Lama.
A Transformative Mindfulness Methods certificate will be granted at each TMM level jointly by Continuing Education, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, and Transformative Mindfulness International.
To learn about Transformative Mindfulness Methods and other levels of programs:
Level 1 – Foundations of TMM
Level 2 – Deepening TMM through Self-Practice
Level 3 TMM Practitioner Training Part 1 and 2
Level 4 Group Facilitation
For even more about Transformative Mindfulness, visit www.transformativemindfulness.com