Mary Linda Burgess, MSW, RSW
Mary Linda has attended numerous mindfulness based retreats, programs and trainings since attending MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) training with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli in 2006. Prior to that, she attended contemplative retreats/programs over many years.
She completed the week long intensive Mindful Self-Compassion program in 2015. Mary Linda is a Trained MSC (mindful self-compassion) Teacher with the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion having completed the requirements for this designation in 2016.
Mary Linda has completed the certificate with Sunnybrooke Hospital and University of Toronto for running Mindfulness-Based group programs in 2014. She attended the DRAM (developing resilience through applied mindfulness HHSc) program in 2013. She completed training for and currently co-facilitates DBT coping skills group program since 2011.
She has attended retreats led by such esteemed teachers as Thich Nhat Hahn, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Sharon Saltzberg, Tara Brach, Molly Swan and Norman Feldman. She has extensive professional experience as a group leader.