MARCH 22 -May 17, 2021
Mondays: 2:00 – 5:00 pm EST
(Excluding April 26)
SILENT RETREAT: Sat. April 24, 12–3 pm EST
FACILITATORS: Dr. Shari Geller & Megan Prager
“Self-Compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves
that we would give to others.” Chris Germer
Due to ongoing concerns and recommendations regarding COVID-19, this program is
being offered online via Zoom video conferencing.
In order to register and participate in the program, you will need:
• An email account to receive an invitation link for each session
• A computer/tablet/smart phone with access to stable internet connectivity
• A quiet and confidential location
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.
The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatedness, so that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease.
Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience and can be learned by anyone. Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships.
TOTAL COST: $695 CAD
(A receipt for payment will be issued at the end of the program)