Autumn 2022 IN PERSON 8 week Mindful Self Compassion training in Ottawa

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.

MSC Themes

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

Fees:  $695 

Course fee includes course handouts and guided meditations.


Centretown Ottawa- more information to come



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.

  • All participants must be free of substance misuse.
  • If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers (e.g. Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Naturopath) and that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question (sometimes there are restrictions on the particular services covered by a given health profession). Please confirm that profession is covered by your insurance and that the program is not an excluded service for that profession. Insurance receipts will be issued during the final session of the program.
  • Professional CEUs available.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Non-refundable within 7 days of the start date.


Call Lee at 613-656-3331



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