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MD-led virtual chats

We’re running virtual chat sessions for MDs and MDs in training daily from Monday to Friday.

Stay for a minute or as long as is possible for you and come back as many times as you like. These sessions will be ongoing as long as needed.

At times like this, we tend to forget about ourselves and focus on all the things we have to do for others. The hope is by just chatting and sharing information we may do ourselves a bit of good.

The virtual chats are meant to be a safe space to talk about how we are managing.

Types of sessions

Online Interpersonal and Balint Groups for physicians

Times of crisis put pressure on one’s self-esteem and relationships, but they are also an opportunity to change behaviours and address underlying conflicts. These groups provide a supportive space for seeking strategies to be more resilient and less fragile, to reduce burnout and better manage difficult work and personal relationships.

The sessions are led by Dr. Kasra Khorasani on a Zoom HIPAA (private and secure) platform. They are OHIP-covered.

Dr. Khorasani is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and group therapist on faculty at University of Toronto. He is a past president of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association and has over 25 years of clinical, supervision and teaching experience.

For more information and registration please email

Group times

Monday Balint Group 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Three modules per year, starting in September, January, and April. No sessions in July and August 

Tuesday Balint Group 4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday Interpersonal Psychotherapy group 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • One module per year, September to June. No sessions in July and August 

New members will be added to the Balint Groups after an introduction/preparation session with Dr. Khorasani.

Members will be added to the Wednesday Interpersonal Psychotherapy group beginning Sept. 8, 2021.

Pause 4 Providers

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety in our workplaces. Learn short mindfulness practices to help find calm in the midst of challenge. Open to all heath-care providers.

Since October 21, 'Pause 4 Providers' is no longer offering live mindfulness sessions. 

You can access pre-recorded videos that are created by health-care providers who are experienced mindfulness teachers.