This course is taught by certified MSC teacher Dr. Kimberly Sogge, C.Psych. assisted by MSC teacher in training Scheherzade Van Aarle of InnerSpace Mindfulness. Ready for a change of heart? 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. with assistance from MSC teacher in training Scheherzade Van Aarle of InnerSpace Mindfulness.
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 for 8 sessions 7:00 to 9:00 pm (2 hours) on Thursdays starting May 3, 2018 to June 21, 2018. There will also be a half day retreat May 27, 2018 at the Gaia Wellness Centre.
Receipts are offered for insurance coverage by extended health insurance. Group sessions will take place Thursdays 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
If you have any questions about the class or to register by telephone, you may contact Sogge & Associates at 613 656 3331 or at [email protected]
The Mindful Self Compassion training course will take place as follows: 2.0 hour weekly sessions in the Geneva Hall at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0C2 View on Google Maps
The time of the course will be 7:15pm to 9:00pm on Thursdays May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 2018. There will also be a half day retreat at a location in the Ottawa region on May 27, 2018 at the Gaia Wellness Center. This retreat is included in the cost of the course.
Refunds available until 30 days prior to course start date.
Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Christopher Germer, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion