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8 week Mindful Self Compassion Course, Ottawa , Ontario , Canada

Kimberly Sogge and

October 18, 2016 @ 9:45 pm - October 19, 2016 @ 11:45 am UTC-8

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An event every week that begins at 9:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 21, 2016

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Dates & Times

8 Wednesday sessions as follows:

  • October 19 and 26
  • November 2, 23, 30
  • December 7, 14, 21

5:45 pm – 7:45 pm (2 hours)

Course Description

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.

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, 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)

A FULL DAY silent practice retreat Mindful Awakening 2016 is included after session four, and will be held on Saturday, November 26, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.


$595.00 per person, includes 8 weekly classes and full day silent retreat.

Student, senior and military discounts are not available for this course.

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

*Note: 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 class. Student experiences with their insurance plans have varied in the past. Most insurance companies in Canada, the US and abroad have a history of covering this course.


October 18, 2016 @ 9:45 pm
October 19, 2016 @ 11:45 am


Kimberly Sogge

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Prana Shanti Yoga and Meditation Centre
52 Armstrong Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2V7 Canada
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613.761.9642 (YOGA)


co-taught with Carole Trépanier, M.A. Candidate

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