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By Kimberly Sogge on May 4, 2022.
This course will be in person with ONLINE option available upon request.
Prerequisites for in person: COVID-safe protocols, vaccination certificates required.
Approved for 30 hours of CEUs*
If you are too hard on your self, learn the skills of befriending your own heart through the research supported mindful self compassion curriculum. Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being. While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding of periods of suffering. It also helps us accept our flaws and better understand our challenges.
MSC is a research-supported program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer. 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.
Session 1: Discovering Mindful Self-Compassion
Session 2: Practicing Mindfulness
Session 3: Practicing Loving-Kindness
Session 4: Discovering Your Compassionate Voice
Session 5: Living Deeply
Session 6: Meeting Difficult Emotions
Session 7: Exploring Challenging Relationships
Session 8: Embracing Your Life
Participants Will Learn
To befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. This eight week course explores typical responses as difficulties arise.
Who Should Attend
All are welcome. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required.
This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher.
6 to 8 pm Thursdays
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 and 10, 2022 with DAYLONG RETREAT INCLUDED October 16, 2022
Course fee includes course handouts and guided meditations.
Centretown Ottawa- more information to come
IN PERSON SPACES LIMITED DUE to COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Kimberly Sogge Ph.D., C.Psych. Clinical Psychologist of Ottawa River Psychology. Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.
Call Lee at 613-656-3331