Transformative Mindfulness Methods

“These methods seem simple but are a natural way to go very deep inside. People need this to help themselves and to get in contact with different levels of understanding, stories, actions and problems in their body - integrating the wisdom of all of them and understanding the meaning of it all.” - Françoise Normand, France (teacher)

Transformative Mindfulness Methods offer easy-to-learn self-healing tools for leading a healthier and happier life. These tools are simple, effective, and suitable for people of all ages, cultures and traditions. They are designed to enable you to:

  • generate awareness and acceptance of your own mental and physical challenges
  • directly access the underlying psychological causes that contribute to the mental or physical suffering that you may be experiencing
  • compassionately transform these causes, in a way that works best for each individual

The Transformative Mindfulness training pathway has been developed over 20 years and is now available in four languages (English, Español, Italiano and Français). It includes international workshops, telecourses, practitioner training and ongoing supervision and support within an international community of practice. These are both effective for self-care, and have also been used by parents, youth, caregivers and social services, education, medical and mental health professionals in supporting others.

Transformative Mindfulness is now incorporated into the Inter-professional Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Continuing Education, University of Toronto and was part of a Masters Programme for medical professionals at the University of Florence, Italy. By the end of 2013, Transformative Mindfulness practitioners will have been trained in Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, UK and USA.

Transformative Mindfulness Methods is recognised as a Universal Education programme by the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom. It has been developed by Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw, and operates from Transformative Mindfulness International in Ontario, Canada. For further information and to download a free sample exercise, visit

Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw is the Senior Advisor of Buddhist Studies and Practice and faculty of the Inter-professional Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She is the co-author of 16 Guidelines for Life and founding director of The Centre for Compassion and Wisdom, Canada and has over 25 years’ experience as a teacher and trainer of Universal Education-based programs in Europe, Australasia, South and North America.