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IN PERSON & ONLINE 5 Day Mindful Self Compassion Intensive in Nature

Kimberly Sogge

July 7, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - July 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

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Approved for 30 hours of CEUs*

If you are too hard on your self, learn the skills of befriending your own heart through the research supported mindful self compassion curriculum.

This 5 Day Mindful Self Compassion Intensive is a the full eight-session MSC curriculum can be experienced in an intensive format, five full days of training, with a Certified MSC teacher who has completed additional MSC teacher training.

As the name suggests, the MSC intensive is a deep dive into the practice of self-compassion. While it can be emotionally challenging, concentrated practice allows you to become deeply involved in MSC and experience its transformative potential.

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.

About Your Teachers:

This course will be guided by psychologist and senior certified Mindful Self Compassion teacher, IMTA certified professional Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych., and Dr Andre Vellino, lamp holder and dharma teacher in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition, and Associate Professor  and co-founder of the Academy of Mindfulness & Contemplative Studies at University of Ottawa.

Participants Will Learn
To befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. The 5-day intensive explores typical responses as difficulties arise.

Who Should Attend
All are welcome. This MSC Intensive is especially beneficial for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBCT/MBSR/MiCBT. However, no previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required.

This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher.


4 pm July 7, 2022 to 12 noon July 13, 2022

MSC Intensive Course Fee (In Person or Livestream): $899 (No HST) CANADIAN DOLLARS Course fee includes course handouts and guided meditations. Course fee does not include lodging and board.

Ecology Retreat Centre Lodging and Board: $1099.00 CANADIAN DOLLARS plus HST



Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Kimberly Sogge Ph.D., C.Psych. Clinical Psychologist of Ottawa River Psychology. Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.

All participants must be free of substance misuse.
If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers (e.g. Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Naturopath) and that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question (sometimes there are restrictions on the particular services covered by a given health profession). Please confirm that profession is covered by your insurance and that the program is not an excluded service for that profession. Insurance receipts will be issued during the final session of the program.
Professional CEUs available.
Cancellation Policy: Lodging and Board fees will be refunded minus a small administrative fee should COVID-19 restrictions close the Ecology Retreat Centre. We will follow all Ontario Public Health guidelines. There will be no refunds on MSC Intensive Course fees as the course will proceed via Livestream and participants may complete the full intensive online should COVID-19 regulations require it.

Call Lee at 613-656-3331


July 7, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
July 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm


Kimberly Sogge