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February 2018

Self-Compassion for Couples

February 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
OmTown Yoga, 43 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R5G3 Canada
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People with high self-compassion tend do have happier, healthier relationships. They also tend to compromise more, take responsibility for mistakes, blame others less and finding more satisfaction in relationship.

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Kenya: Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive, Limuru, Kenya

February 17 - February 27
Brackenhurst Hotel, , Kabuku-Tigoni Road, Limuru, Wilaya ya Kiambu
Nairobi, Kenya
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Are you passionate about emotional well-being and would like to learn more about the combined skills of mindfulness and self-compassion? Do you wish to cultivate self-compassion skills for daily life? Have you dreamed of immersing yourself in a unique culture in Africa or Asia and engaging deeply with local and international colleagues? Would you like to be part of helping local clinicians and professionals to experience more of MSC and to support them in learning to share the program and the practices with the people most in need of it in their community?

CMSC and GEI invite professionals and students interested in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) to join a unique training retreat. International delegations travel to a developing country in Africa or Asia to engage with local professionals and enjoy an MSC intensive course. Every person who signs up to attend, will allow two local people to also participate in the program, thereby meeting the main pre-requisite for attending MSC Teacher Training in the future. 2018 destinations include Vietnam and Kenya.

Please see this page for more information about the location, teachers and program partners: Globally Engaged MSC Intensives

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March 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion 8 week Training

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - April 30 @ 9:30 pm
Bethlehem Centre, 2371 Arbot Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2Y2 Canada
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Research has been exploding the last ten 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.

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Bringing Mindful Self-Compassion to the Table

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bethlehem Centre, 2371 Arbot Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2Y2 Canada
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This workshop will provide you with RADICAL NEW WAYS of looking at your relationship with food, your body and your life.

You will learn practices you can use immediately to help calm that inner critical voice and cultivate a new, more compassionate voice that will support you to take care of yourself in a sustainable, loving and healthful way.

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April 2018

Courage, Kindness & Self-Compassion for the Front-Line

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Centre for Compassion Inspired Health, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2Y2 Canada + Google Map
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The most resilient, successful, and emotionally intelligent people are the ones who can face adversity and challenge with an open heart and a self-compassionate nature, rather than a rigid or self-critical one. Fortunately, research and practice shows that self-compassion is a skill that can be taught and learned.

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May 2018

Self-Compassion Core Skills Training for Health Professionals.

May 12
Centre for Compassion Inspired Health, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2Y2 Canada + Google Map

Providing care to those who are suffering or struggling is what we do. Exercise, yoga and eating well are some of the ways we may try to care for ourselves, when we can. But this can often feel like added pressure – and is impossible while on the job.

There is another way that increasing research is showing can help us prevent burnout, manage vicarious trauma and build resiliency – even in the midst of overwhelming situations.

This one day workshop will provide you with the science, research and practices of mindfulness and self-compassion. You will learn how to include yourself in your circle of compassion and cultivate sustainable compassion for yourself and others.

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Self-Compassion Break for Moms

May 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Centre for Compassion Inspired Health, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2Y2 Canada + Google Map
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Caring for Yourself with the Same Care and Kindness you Offer to Others - Regardless of how well our children are doing, for some reason many of us feel a little self-critical, a little regret and longing at times, when we think about our parenting journey. And if our children happen to be going through a difficult time, we really suffer.
This workshop is a TREAT for mothers. It will be fun. It will be reflective. You will learn how to take a 'Mindful Self-Compassion Break' - a way to bring care and kindness to yourself and your parenting

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