We cofounded The Centre for Compassion Inspired Health as a way to ground and support ourselves, our clients, colleagues, families and friends with more mindfulness and self-compassion. We are inspired by the research linking MSC with health. We are inspired by the transformation in our own lives since committing to MSC. We are inspired by the growing web of people around the world learning and practicing MSC. Please join us.
MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable you to respond to life’s difficult moments with kindness, care and understanding.
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, reduced anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships.
Self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s a skill that provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.
Through talks, exercises, meditation, discussion, poetry, and short films this program shows you how to:
Practice self-compassion in daily life
Understand the science of self-compassion
Motivate yourself with rather than criticism
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Manage compassion fatigue
Teach self-compassion exercises to others
Victoria Pawlowski is a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion and Registered Clinical Counsellor. Victoria is cofounder of The Centre for Compassion Inspired Health (www.compassioininspiredhealth.com) located in Nanaimo where she offers counselling and workshops.
Carolena Ranger is a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion as well as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She has over 25 years experience in community development and management at REACH Community Health Centre in Vancouver. She is cofounder of The Centre for Compassion Inspired Health and consults for Tsow-Tun Le Lum Treatment Centre.