Mental Health Week: “Kapwa”

Today’s meditation cultivates a connection to others and community through acts of compassion and kindness for ourselves and those around us. With engaging in this practice, we invite togetherness, known in the Philippines as Kapwa, the idea that the self is not separate from the other. Connection with one another and our community can be protective of our mental health and well-being.


5 Minute Meditation on Community and Compassion


Leysa Cerswell Kielburger MA

Leysa is completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology. Her research aims to address issues and concerns relevant to populations that are underserved or marginalized in mental health care. She specializes in community-based mental health care and the delivery of culturally-grounded, evidence-based services, including mindfulness-based cognitive and behavioural therapies. Leysa has trained educators and health care providers in North America, Southeast Asia, and East Africa. She currently leads partnership development in the Centre’s Community Program.


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