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Self-Compassion & Mindfulness

Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness

Self-compassion and mindfulness are natural counterparts. Mindfulness practice increases our awareness of the present moment and encourages us to fully experience it as it is. Self-compassion further assists us in bringing greater kindness and understanding to periods of suffering, to be more accepting of our flaws and understanding of our challenges. Self-compassion can help us “get out of our own way.”

Research on self-compassion have shown that it boosts happiness and improves relationships while reducing anxiety, depression and shame. Increased levels of self-compassion can transform empathy fatigue into wholehearted engagement with others.

Participants Will Learn
• to reduce self-judgement and critical thoughts
• specific practices to manage loss and difficult emotional states
​• to approach life with more compassion and friendliness

A variety of meditation practices as well as self-reflection exercises and activities. Participants will understand and be able to draw upon methods that foster self-compassion and compassion for others.

Who Should Attend
All are welcome. It is especially beneficial for individuals who struggle with addictions, perfectionism, self-criticism, and challenging moods. It is also suited for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBSR/ MBCT.

Timing
Two days, 14 hours total


Upcoming Courses

2-Day Self-Compassion 17-103-03

Start: Friday, September 8, 2017@6:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Ian Singer MSW RSW & Melissa Nigrini M. Ed RP

2-Day Self-Compassion 17-103-02

Start: Sunday, December 3, 2017@1:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed. RP

Personal Programs

Start: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Friday, September 8, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Start: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Professional Development

Start: Friday, September 8, 2017 - 9:30 am
2017-09-08 13:30:00
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2017-09-11 13:30:00
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2017-09-14 13:30:00
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