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Join the Centre for MindBody Health (CMBH) for an immersive training opportunity led by the renowned Dr. Ronald Siegel, delving into “What Clinicians Need to Know About Non-Ordinary States: Mindfulness, Compassion, & Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy,” to enhance your knowledge and skills of innovative therapeutic approaches.

What Clinicians Need to Know About Non-Ordinary States:
Mindfulness, Compassion, & Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

Facilitated by: Dr. Ronald Siegel, Psy.D.

Dates: May 30 & 31, 2025

Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm (ET)

Location: Online via Zoom

Registration Opening Soon. 


About the Workshop

Ever since Freud, psychotherapists have worked with non-ordinary states such as dreams, hypnosis, and free association to understand and heal the heart and mind. In the past decade, mindfulness and compassion practices have become mainstream tools, while more recently, research on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy has mushroomed. Psychedelics, often combined with insights from mindfulness and compassion practices, now offer not only possible breakthrough treatments for PTSD, depression, addictions, and end-of-life anxiety but also provide new insights into the nature of psychological distress and mechanisms of healing.

What can clinicians learn from these developments? What can they teach us about the neurobiology of human suffering and flourishing? How can they inform our practice?

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn practical tools and techniques derived from mindfulness and compassion-oriented treatment and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to help clients with a wide-array of disorders. We’ll explore ways to help clients integrate split-off traumatic memories, open their hearts, embrace vulnerability, surrender to the flow of ever-changing experience, move from isolation to deep connection with people and nature, appreciate the unreliable fluidity of thought, and find meaning in everyday moments.

You’ll learn how to use mindfulness and self-compassion practices along with other techniques to harness these healing mechanisms, while also gaining the knowledge necessary to help clients who might be experimenting with psychedelics to integrate and grow from their experiences.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the common elements in a wide variety of psychological disorders
  2. Describe how mindfulness practices work to resolve psychological distress
  3. Discuss the role of compassion and self-compassion in psychotherapeutic progress
  4. Summarize current research demonstrating efficacy and mechanisms of action in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
  5. Discuss how to advise patients considering psychedelic experiences outside of treatment and how to help those who engage in these to integrate the experience.
  6. Discuss the role of transpersonal or “mystical” experience in both mindfulness-informed and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
  7. Describe practical ways to introduce the transformative elements of mindfulness and compassion-informed, and psychedelic-assisted sessions into other forms of psychotherapy


Dr. Ronald D. Siegel is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, part time, at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 35 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He teaches internationally about the application of mindfulness practice in psychotherapy and other fields, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Dr. Siegel is author of a comprehensive guide for general audiences, The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems; coeditor of the critically acclaimed text, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition and of Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy; coauthor of the professional guide Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy; coauthor of the self-treatment guide Back Sense, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain; and author of the recent book, The Extraordinary Gift of Being Ordinary: Finding Happiness Right Where You Are. He is also professor for The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being produced by The Great Courses, a regular contributor to other professional publications, and co-director of the annual Harvard Medical School Conferences on Meditation and Psychotherapy and Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy.

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for all health care professionals seeking to develop skills to offer Emotion Focused Therapy interventions in a safe, effective way for their clients dealing with trauma.

Webinar Recording

This webinar will be recorded and shared with all registrants within 5-7 of the webinar taking place. The recording will be available for 60 days once released.

Course Fees

Regular: $325 CAD + HST = $367.25

Early-Bird Regular: $295 CAD + HST = $333.35

Student*: $225 CAD + HST = $254.25

Early-Bird Student*: $195 CAD + HST = $220.35


Students must email a copy/scan of their valid student ID or confirmation of enrolment upon purchasing their ticket to: cmbhworkshops@gmail.com

** A 5% discount is available for groups of 5+ registering at the same time. Please email our Education Team for more details: cmbhworkshops@gmail.com

Registration Options

Registration opening soon. Please stay tuned for more information.

Registration Confirmation: Please allow 1-2 business days for our workshop staff to confirm your registration. We will email you an official receipt upon confirmation, including further details on workshop format and preparation materials.

Cancellation and Refund PolicyAn administrative fee of $75 will be charged for cancellations. For a refund, written notification must be received by May 9, 2026. Written notice of cancellation should be emailed to cmbhworkshops@gmail.com. Refunds will not be issued after May 9, 2026. CMBH reserves the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

OPA: Pending approval.

MDPAC: Pending approval.

OAMHP: Pending approval.

Participants must attend the entirety of the webinar in real-time to receive a certificate of completion detailing CE credits. Attendance will be noted manually by our workshop staff. Participants who are unable to attend the webinar in real-time may view the recordings once they are released and can be provided a questionnaire upon request to receive full CE credits.

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