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By Kimberly Sogge on May 4, 2022.
This course is available both in person and online. Choose which modality you prefer in the tickets section on the registration link.
Is Mindful Self Compassion for you?
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.
As the name suggests, the MSC intensive in Nature is a deep dive into the practice of self-compassion in the support of a beautiful natural environment. While it can be emotionally challenging, concentrated MSC practice allows you to become deeply involved in MSC and experience its transformative potential. Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness. This MSC Intensive is very special as there will be additional emphasis on nature connection and accessing the ecological Self Leadership that emerges from deep personal practice of mindfulness in nature.
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.
MSC Training Modules Covered During this Intensive:
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
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
January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9 , 16 and 23, 2023 with DAYLONG RETREAT IN NATURE INCLUDED February 12, 2023
Course fee includes course handouts and guided meditations.
201 McLeod Street unit 100 centrally located in downtown Ottawa , Ontario
Dr Kimberly Sogge PhD CPsych is a registered clinical health psychologist and certified mindfulness and compassion teacher (IMTA, CMSC) with 18 years of dedicated experience as a practitioner of insight, compassion and nature-based meditation. She has had the benefit of skilled in person practice, training and mentoring from esteemed secular meditation teachers such as Jon Kabat Zinn, Kristin Neff, and Mark Coleman as well as with monastics and lay teachers from both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions. Kimberly combines her lived experience of personal transformation through meditation and contemplative practice in nature with 30+ years of training and experience as a psychotherapist and psychologist. She draws from trauma-informed, somatic, internal family systems, compassion focused, and contextual behavioral science perspectives to create containers for re-alignment, transformation and renewed love for self and the living world in her courses and retreats. She specializes in work with burnout and stress in high performers, specifically physicians, and welcomes all who suffer from perfectionism and control to find liberation and compassionate self leadership.
No refunds, transfers only