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Mindful Self-Compassion 8 week course - Winter 2017
Wed, 1 Feb 2017, 6:00 PM – Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 8:00 PM EST
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Ready for a change of heart in 2017? Transform how you relate to yourself and others.
The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program was developed by Kristin Neff, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.Self-Compassion.org) and Christopher Germer, PhD. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.
Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.
All sessions are taught by Ottawa registered psychologist Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych..
Dr. Sogge is the former Chief of Psychology - Professional Practice at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, a Spirit Rock trained meditation teacher, and a recognized trained teacher with the Center for Mindful Self Compassion.
Course cost is $595 for eight 2-hour sessions PLUS a one day Self Compassion Retreat.
Receipts are offered for insurance coverage by extended health insurance. Group sessions will take place Wednesdays at the Ottawa Collaborative Care Center in Centretown Ottawa, Canada.
In this program, you will learn:
How to stop being so hard on yourself
How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
How to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
How to become your own best teacher
This course is 8 sessions, starting Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 and ending Wednesday, March 29th, 2017. There will be no class on Wednesday, February 22nd, due to spring break. Classes will be two hours long, from 600PM-800PM. There will also be a full day retreat on Saturday, March 4th, from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.
If you have any questions about the class or to register by telephone, you may contact Sogge & Associates at 613 656 3331 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.