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Mindful Self-Compassion 8 Week Training, Nanaimo , British Columbia , Canada

Victoria Pawlowski

February 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - April 8, 2019 @ 9:30 pm UTC-8

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Are you or someone you know suffering? stressed? burned out? Is there a life situation overwhelming you right now? Everyone – individuals, couples, families, workplaces – everyone struggles at times. It’s just part of being human

It takes courage and strength to turn towards ourselves when things are tough. It takes skills – often new skills – to learn to be there for ourselves when we are struggling.

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion are two innate resources that we can learn to access. Research has been exploding the last thirty years showing a strong link between mindfulness and self-compassion and less negative emotions (anxiety, anger, frustration, stress, depression) and, at the same time, the strong development of more positive emotions (relationship satisfaction, healthier lifestyle behaviours, increased happiness and overall wellbeing.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

MSC can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering.

Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is a shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

In MSC you’ll learn:
how to stop being so hard on yourself
how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
how to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
how to become your own best teacher
Facilitated by

Victoria Pawlowski, RD., M.Ed., RCC
Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion
Integrative Psychotherapist

Carolena Ranger, M.A., RD.,
Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion
Trained Teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

For more information contact info@compassioninspiredhealth.com
Check out www.compassioninspiredhealth.com for testimonials from past participants.


February 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
April 8, 2019 @ 9:30 pm


Victoria Pawlowski
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