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.