Blog Topic: Mindfulness

Mindful Self-Compassion Training

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)​ is an evidence-based, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Dr Kristin Neff (PhD) and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer (psychologist), MSC teaches...

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A Reflection on Teaching

As I move into the fall season and prepare to teach another Mindful  Self-Compassion program, I see the registrations coming in and am so excited for each person who chooses this adventure. I feel privileged to accompany them, to support, teach, facilitate, witness...

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Self-Compassion isn’t always Soft and Cuddly

Some of us care tend to care for ourselves when things get touch by getting more comfortable, cocooning, soothing and comforting ourselves.  This is the 'yin' aspect of self-compassion. Some of us are first inspired to move into action, protecting our best interests...

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New Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher

Kristy is a new family doctor in Nanaimo with a strengths based, wellness oriented, trauma informed approach. She trained specifically with a focus on Indigenous health. Kristy took our 8 week Mindful Self-Compassion Training a few years ago, worked the practices into...

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How are you doing? What do you need?

Checking in' is a simple mindfulness practice that can help us start to cultivate a kind and loving relationship with ourselves.  Try setting a lovely chime on your phone for every hour during the day as a reminder to check in with yourself. Choose a sound that you...

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The Watchmaker

https://aeon.co/videos/finding-chaos-and-precision-in-all-things-a-philosophy-of-watchmaking

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Grief, loss and mourning

Grief is everything we think and feel after losing someone or something we love and cherish. Mourning is when we take all the feelings we have inside about our losses (including fear, anger, despair, confusion, overwhelm, regret, shame) and we express them in some way...

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