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Caring for Ourselves with Compassion: A Mindful Self-Compassion Group for Parents, Toronto , ON , Canada

Sara Marlowe

March 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - May 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 21, 2019

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“Caring for ourselves with kindness & compassion, with all that our parenting journey brings…”

Mindful Self-compassion (MSC) is an evidenced-based training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the research of Kristin Neff, PhD and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, PhD, MSC teaches core principles and practices for responding to difficult moments in our lives with kindness, care and understanding, while recognizing the shared nature of human suffering.

MSC for parents is an opportunity to learn how to soften towards ourselves … to our challenges and emotional moments as parents. As we begin to soften towards our experiences, we can more easily empathize and soften with our children, and think more clearly about how to support them through their difficult emotional and off-track moments. MSC has been shown to nurture resilience, decrease parenting stress, help parents manage difficult emotions with greater ease, and improve parent-child relationships.

WHEN: Tuesday mornings, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. March 26th – May 21st, 2018.
Half-day retreat, Tuesday, May 7th 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
We will arrange a phone ‘intake’ conversation prior to the group commencing.

WHERE: Transense Holistic Healing Arts Centre. Bloor & Spadina. Fully wheelchair accessible.

FACILITATED BY: Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW, Trained teacher in Mindful Self-compassion &
Michelle Denis, RP & Hand in Hand Parenting Professional.


March 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am
May 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm


Transense, Healing Arts Holistic Centre
344 Bloor St. W
Toronto, ON M5S 3A7 Canada
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