Use the power of your mind for better health and wellbeing

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Simple, compassionate self-healing methods that get right to the heart of challenges.

International workshops, telecourses, facilitator training and supervision for parents, youth, caregivers, social services, education, medical and health and mental health professionals 

  • Reduce suffering of mental and physical symptoms by gently transforming underlying causes in the mind
  • Simple and effective for most ages
  • adapted from ancient methods over 2500 years old
  • used by parents through to healthcare professionals

What are Transformative Mindfulness Methods (TMM)?

Upcoming certified training with Shelley Urlando, International Trainer

Click on course date for more information and the registration link.

Level 2  Fall 2018

On-line Tuesdays November 20 to January 29, 2019 12-2pm 
On-line Wednesdays November 21 to January 30 7-9pm

Level 1 Spring 2019 

On-site Sat/Sun April 6/7 9am-4pm
Tuesdays February 19 to March 26 12-2pm
On-line Wednesdays February 20 to March 27 7-9pm

Level 2 Spring 2019

On-line Tuesdays April 23 to June 25 12-2pm
On-line Wednesdays April 24 to June 26 7-9pm

Diverse applications of Transformative Mindfulness Methods. here to try one of the main exercises, Transforming Challenges, now to allow a gentle shift. Or click here to download it as a free audio in English or pdf document in French, Spanish and Italian.

                                         “A wonderful way to effectively confront and transform challenges."    Nikolas Knub, Denmark


Join us for your own self-care or follow the TMM training path to support others.

"There is a lot going around, meditations, courses, therapies ... a lot. Not all of it is good or quality. Yet a few days ago I finished the second level of Transformative Mindfulness and would like to recommend it. Why? Because it is simple, easy to understand and to apply, because it goes to the deepest root of the problem but in a non-traumatic way, and especially because it is a tool that does not distract you or distance you from life’s troubles and experiences, but helps you face, accept and take responsibility for them. We are not angels.. So we had better be firmly rooted in this world. Transformative Mindfulness makes me be present in everyday things. I like that. It is a tool for LIVING better. “                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Telecourse participant, Franc

Transformative Mindfulness telecourses to deepen compassion and healing 

The Transformative Mindfulness Methods programme offers self-healing methods that start with generating awareness and acceptance of challenges and physical challenges, getting to the underlying psychological causes that contribute to them directly and then transforming them simply and compassionately. They offer the potential for deep understanding of the interdependence of the psychological causes and conditions that create health and happiness as well as contribute to suffering and pain. Accessing these, in turn, make profound changes possible.

Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw has developed and trained others in these methods for over 20 years and they have been applied by parents, youth, adults and professionals.  Thanks to new technology the complete training path is now available by distance learning. Practitioners have trained in Australia, USA, Canada, Italy, UK with new practioners certified in late 2013 in South Africa, Taiwan, Argentina, France, Spain and Slovenia.

"Transformative Mindfulness adds new dimensions to existing mindfulness-based treatment programs in relation to understanding and working with painful experiences in both body and mind."  Tine Norup Lauridsen, Psychologist, Copenhagen, Denmark

"Experiencing the personal shifting has been quite amazing, and its everyday-life use is better than cash. The techniques were so easy that they seemed like magic. For any moment, reason, challenge, view or problem that brings negativity, you can apply them with instant results.  At the same time it was like watching the wisdom teachings of Buddhism take life, making internal sense, a sensation of understanding having gone much deeper.” Ale Almada, Argentina

"I realized that complete healing is possible. Each second of this introduction course has been very deeply touching, transformative, self-compassionate."  Mirjana Ogrin, Slovenia



The Great Global Shift Transformative Telesession  with Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw and Shelley Urlando, a free meditation to deepen altruism, understanding and healing by focusing on a global issue you feel passionate about. Or facilitate it in your area or with your group. We can send you what you need to lead it. Our wish is to have groups do this transformative inner world work at 12 noon in different time zones around the world.


Listen to Transformative Mindfulness Methods (TMM) : History, Context, Application, Research, New Development and Vision. If you would like to get a broader understanding of TMM and the international TMM community, I recorded this 50-minute audio talk six months ago. You can download it here


News of Transformative Mindfulness

A Review of Transformative Mindfulness 
Transformative Mindfulness was introduced at the University of Florence, Italy in a Master’s programme for medical professionals as well as clinical research with acute migraines was completed in the fall of 2012.


Stories of Transformative Mindfulness around the world.

Stories of Transformative Mindfulness in Canada

For Transformative Mindfulness programs at the Centre for Compassion and Wisdom, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, go to Events and Counselling.


For facilitators in Southern Ontario, Canada, click here.

Medical, Mental Health and Social Services Applications:

Transformative Mindfulness International and the Inter-professional Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program,Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Continuing Education, University of Toronto, collaborated to offer the Transformative Mindfulness Methods (TMM) as individual courses or a full training path on site and online from 2012 to 2015

Video interview: 2011-12 Masters Program which includes Application of Transformative Mindfulness in Health Care as well as research on its effectiveness with migraines with Dr. Piero Dolara, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Florence, Italy. (June 2012)

Report of first Transformative Mindfulness Training of Medical and Mental Health Professionals at the University of Florence 2009-2010) by Academic Supervisor, Dr. Piero Dolara, Pharmacology Department

ARTICLE:  Medical Applications of Mindfulness and Transformative Mindfulness
by Prof. Piero Dolara, University of Florence, Pharmacology Department