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REGISTER for Feb 24, 2021


Build foundations in mindfulness and parenting to bring greater peace, well-being and enjoyment to family life.

Participants report being able to immediately apply new skills and experiencing positive results in their personal, family and work life.

Testimonial from past participant:

"Dr Kostenuik’s mindful parenting course has been helpful on so many levels.  Not only did I learn how to become a better, more mindful, parent, I also gained further understanding of multiple aspects of human emotion and behaviour. 

Her simple approach, with practical tools, has helped on the personal level but also with all my human interactions.  I have seen results in a very short period of time and I highly recommend her course!"

-2020 Canadian physician participant

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More details below

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"RECHARGE to Prevent or Overcome Burnout"

8-Week Online Interactive Series

Oct 20 - Dec 8, 2021

Wednesdays 1-2:30pmET +Q&A

Includes 16 hours live interactive session time, plus recordings & handouts

Fee: $800 (early bird $650 until Sep 6, 2021)

This 8-week online interactive series includes a practical action plan to help get you off the path to burnout and into healthy sustainable habits for a more enjoyable and fulfilling life. Interact with peers, get support and build a healthier future.

Dr. Marcia Kostenuik is a physician, medical psychotherapist, teacher, speaker, and coach who treats physicians suffering from burnout and stress. Individual coaching is also available, email for details.

Space is limited. Register now. 

Early bird pricing until Sep 6.

Click here for more info or to register or email

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Conversation About Physician Families, LGBTQ2S+ Topics, & The Pandemic

(with expert panel, Q&A)

Pre-register here:

Tues Nov 23, 12-1pmEasternTime

The pandemic has affected those from the LGBTQ2S+ community in distinct and challenging ways. Join the conversation Nov 23rd to hear stories about how physicians and their family members from the LGBTQ2S+ community have been coping as they face challenges such as parenting as a same-sex couple or solo, accessing transgender health care, and dealing with discrimination, while also juggling the demands of working during Covid. An expert panel will answer questions, present trends, clarify terminology, and provide resources to help families access supports. Be prepared for an engaging and helpful conversation!

No fee. Space is limited.
Project has received no funding

Hosted by Dr. Marcia Kostenuik MD FCFP BSc. Marcia is a physician, medical psychotherapist, teacher, speaker, educator, & physician coach who teaches online interactive courses on parenting, mindfulness, & overcoming or preventing burnout. More info at

Expert panelists include members of the LGBTQ2S+ community who work with the Family Health Team Trans Health Program & Family and Youth Programs assisting individuals & families with a variety of community, mental health, and medical supports for LGBTQ2S+ individuals & their loved ones.

Meet the panel:

Jon Novick (he/him) MDCM, FRCPC, Psychiatrist, Associate Medical Director with the OMA Physician Health Program

Sarah Crawford (she/her) is an Ontario Certified Teacher & Peer Advisor for North Simcoe Muskoka Trans Health Services

Ali Tuckey (they/them) has a post-graduate degree in social service work & is the Youth Programs Manager at the Gilbert Centre

Jaime Campbell (he/him) RSW works as Trans Health Therapist & Navigator with North Simcoe Muskoka Trans Health Services

Marcia Kostenuik (she/her) MD, FCFP provides peer support for the Canadian Medical Association & Ontario College of Family Physicians, is on the board of directors Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada, & teaches University of Toronto medical residents

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Setting Limits: Learn How to Say 'No" Kindly

(Session date has passed. Email to request a copy of the recording)

Learn how to recognize & understand the cost of not setting healthy limits & boundaries. Dr. Kostenuik shares ethical principles & effective communication skills that can help you say "No"- without the guilt!

This session is back by popular demand.

NEW: Registrants will receive access to a content video after the session.

Dr. Marcia Kostenuik MD FCFP BSc RYT is a physician, medical psychotherapist, speaker, teacher, personal coach and registered yoga instructor. In her private psychotherapy practice she helps physicians suffering from burnout, stress, and interpersonal challenges. She facilitates peer support through the Canadian Medical Assocation, is a peer guide for the Ontario College of Family Physicians, teaches medical residents at the University of Toronto, and is on the board of directors of the Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada.

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