17-103-01 Self-Compassion & Mindfulness (May 11, 12, & 19)

By Centre for Mindfulness Studies (other events)

Thursday, May 11 2017 5:30 PM 8:30 PM EST

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.

Consecutive Fridays
Orientation & Interview: Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Day 1: Friday, May 12, 2017 | 9:30am - 4:30pm
Day 2: Friday, May 19, 2017 | 9:30am - 4:30pm

Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Melissa Nigrini M. Ed.

Fee: $390 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

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  • All participants must be free of substance misuse.

Mailing Address

180 Sudbury Street, Unit C2 Toronto, ON M6J 0A8