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8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) in Oakville, Ontario, Oakville , Ontario , Canada

Rainer Beltzner and EILEEN BELTZNER

March 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - May 12, 2020 @ 9:00 pm UTC-8

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Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being. While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding of periods of suffering. It also helps us accept our flaws and better understand our challenges.

MSC is a research-supported program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer. Research on self-compassion have shown that it boosts happiness and improves relationships while reducing anxiety, depression and shame. Increased levels of self-compassion can transform empathy fatigue into wholehearted engagement with others.

Who Should Attend
All are welcome. It is especially beneficial for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBCT/MBSR. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher as well as a prerequisite for training as a Making Friends with Yourself (MSC-T) teacher.

Participants Will Learn
To befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. The 8-week program consisting of eight 3-hour Sessions and a 4-hour Silent Retreat explores typical responses as difficulties arise. The program fee includes handouts and guided meditation download. Participants are encouraged obtain and use “The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook”(Kristin Neff, PhD | Christopher Germer, PhD)

Dates and Times

Tuesday Evenings
Mandatory Intake Interview: to be scheduled
Sessions 1-8: March 24 – May 19, 2020 | 6pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, April 26, 2020 | 1pm – 5pm

For additional information about mindful self-compassion, please see www.selfcompassionsolutions.com

Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Eileen Beltzner (Social Worker). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.


March 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
May 12, 2020 @ 9:00 pm


The “Studio” at Gairloch Gardens
1302 Lakeshore Road East
Oakville, Ontario L6J1L6 Canada
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