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8 - week Mindful Self Compassion Course, Ottawa, Canada

with Kimberly Sogge

February 1, 2017 - March 29, 2017

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Weekly on the same day until December 16, 2016

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Starts February 1, 2017 to March 29, 2017

8 Wednesday sessions as follows:

  • February 1, 8, 15 (no class for spring break Feb 22)
  • March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

One day long retreat Saturday March 4, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 (2 hours)

The location for this course will be the 3rd floor yoga studio at OC3 102 Lewis Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0S7. We regret that this location does not have disabled access.

Course handouts and practice MP3s are included in the fees.

Receipts may be available for reimbursement from some extended health plans*

Limited seats available. Register now to save your spot.

*Please check with your insurance plan before registering for the course if you plan to seek reimbursement and if you are not sure if your insurance provider will cover this very valuable course. Student experiences with their insurance plans have varied in the past.  Many insurance companies in Canada, the US and abroad have a history of covering this course.

More Information on the 8 week Mindful Self Compassion Course

Dr. Kimberly Sogge CPsych offers this MSC opportunity as a Trained Teacher of MSC (see teacher qualification sequence here) trained by MSC founders Drs Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer of the Center for Mindful Self Compassion.

WHAT DOES THE “MINDFUL SELF COMPASSION TRAINING” COURSE INVOLVE?  (The following is quoted directly from Dr. Sogge’s training facility, the UCSD Mindfulness Based Training Institute)

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program was developed by Kristin Neff, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (Self-Compassion.org) 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’ll 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
  • 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

A randomized, controlled trial demonstrated that the MSC program significantly increased self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress. Improvements were linked to how much a person practiced mindfulness and self-compassion in their daily lives.

» Preview Outcome Study (PDF)
» Preview Clinical Review (PDF)


February 1, 2017
March 29, 2017


Kimberly Sogge


Ottawa Collaborative Care Centre
102 Lewis Street
Ottawa, K2P 0S2 Canada
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