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Our Team

Dr. Kim R. McKenzie

is a board-certified general internist with a practice in chronic pain management and has been certified in MBCPM to provide facilitation for this program. Dr. McKenzie has had a personal meditation practice for over 40 years primarily in insight meditation. He has practiced general internal medicine/geriatric medicine since 1984 and has a special interest in chronic pain management. He has been certified in Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management and is in affiliation with Dr. Jackie Garner Nix and the NeuroNova center for chronic pain management in Toronto. In addition he has trained under Saki Santorelli and Jon Kabat-Zinn and has completed level I certification in MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) through the Center for Mindfulness in medicine, healthcare and society at the University of Massachusetts medical school. He is also completing certification in MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) through the Center for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto. In addition he has studied Mindfulness-Based Self Compassion under Kristen Neff and Chris Gerber. He is currently working towards a Masters in Mindfulness Education through the University of Wales.

Sheri-Leigh Liddard

began in the MBCPM programs with Dr Jackie Gardner-Nix as a participant herself due to her chronic illness and injury 8yrs ago which left her in an acute state. The continuous courses have provided Sheri-Leigh with the ability to move forward and embrace the mindfulness and meditation practice gaining strength, healing and acceptance in her life. In August Sept 2015, Dr Gardner-Nix presented her with a certificate of Assistant Facilitator and Administrator for MBCPMTM. Her mindfulness practice and chronic pain experience brings great insight to each class. Sheri Leigh currently works with Dr. McKenzie in facilitation of MBCPP level I , level II, and emotional skills level III in Orillia.

Jennifer Stone

is a Mindfulness Based Chronic Pain and Stress Management Teacher and Mindfulness coach. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McGill University and a Masters Degree in Organization and Social Psychology from The London School of Economics. Jennifer is also a licensed Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM) facilitator through the University of Toronto Continuing Studies.  Passionate about self-growth and personal development, Jennifer uses her natural empathetic and genuine teaching approach to inspire her patients to live in the moment, practicing non-judgment, and incorporating consistent, daily meditation as a tool to manage stress, chronic pain and anxiety.

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