The Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion is intended for anyone interested in enhancing their capacity for emotional well-being. The short course was developed by the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion by drawing on material from the 8 week evidence-based Mindful Self-Compassion program. This course was designed for healthcare professionals, caregivers and anyone who has limited time and is wanting to improve their ability to cope with challenging situations, decrease anxiety and depression, increase life satisfaction and resilience.
This course combines experiential exercises, small and large group discussion and meditations to explore the following topics:
Practicing mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
Motivating ourselves with kindness rather than criticism
Strategies for working with difficult emotions
Bringing compassion to ourselves and others
Reflecting on our core values and setting intentions to meet our personal needs
Mindful Self-Compassion is a journey – an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness. This course can be taken as a refresher or as preparation for the 8 week MSC program.
This course will be offered on the Zoom platform
There will be a combination of large and small group interaction just like you’d have in an in-person experience
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or book a discovery call with Emily at www.studiobe.ca
Registration opens January 4, 2021
What: Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion
When: Wednesdays, February 3 – March 10, 2021 (6 weeks)
7:15pm – 8:30pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Where: Online using the Zoom platform
Emily Becker, Recreation Therapist, RYT250, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher
Emily graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002 with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies with a specialization in Special Populations. In 2004 she began working with Island Health as a Recreation Therapist in both adult neurology and adult mental health. Emily continues to work part-time within the Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Program where she coaches patients in stress management and wellness through Mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Although her interest in Mindfulness was sparked in 2004, it was a 2007 retreat in Nepal which solidified her personal practice to this day. In her other work within a private clinic, she draws on this experience while teaching Mindfulness to those recovering from Post-Concussion Syndrome and Functional Neurological Disorder. As a natural extension of her interests, Emily completed a 250 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2009 and continues to teach several classes each week. To complement these credentials and experience, she completed the Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training program in 2019 through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. Emily’s teaching style offers a combination of compassion, presence and humour. She cultivates the space for her participants to trust themselves, embrace imperfection and nurture growth.