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8-week Mindful Self-Compassion for Emotional Eaters, Nanaimo , British Columbia , Canada

Victoria Pawlowski and

October 16, 2016 - October 17, 2016

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Struggling with stress and mindless eating? Hard on yourself about what you are eating, when you eat or how much? The thing is, negative self-talk and constant self-criticism has a strong negative impact on digestion, absorption and metabolism. Self-criticism is shown to increase stress hormones which increase cellular inflammation, premature aging and disease. There is another way. A radically simple but effective way to shift our health, our energy, our metabolism and ultimately our happiness.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) – an empirically-supported, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.

This program is for anyone who eats; who calls themselves an emotional eater, who is tired of dieting, has a challenging relationship with food or is in a battle with how their body looks. We will focus on meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices that will help you directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.

Classes are offered for 8 consecutive weeks and include a half day silent retreat scheduled mid way during the course. The program offers 24 hours of skills training as follows:

Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Nov 4, 11, 18, 25
1/2 day Silent Retreat Sunday November 6th.

This is not therapy nor is it a nutrition course. It is a skill building course that will teach you the skills to manage difficult emotions, transform that critical voice, learn to motivate yourself with kindness and treat yourself with the same care and kindness you offer to others you care about. This is the program developed by Dr. Christopher Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff.

Victoria Pawlowski, RD., M.Ed., RCC., is a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion with extensive training in Eating Psychology, Dietetics, Holistic Nutrition, Integrated Body Psychotherapy and Clinical Counselling.

Carolena Ranger, RD., MA., is a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness based Stress Reduction as well as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.


October 16, 2016
October 17, 2016


The Centre for Compassion Inspired Health
678 Franklyn Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R2Y2 Canada
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