Mindful Self-Compassion 8 week course - Winter 2017
This course is offered by registered psychologist Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych.; receipts will be offered for insurance coverage where appropriate. The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program was developed by Kristin Neff, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion and Christopher Germer. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. 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.
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 class is made up of 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, you may contact Sogge & Associates at 613 656 3331 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.