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April 2017

Caring for Self While Caring for Others: Sustaining Compassion and Preventing Burnout with Self-Compassion Core Skills

April 22, 2017
Bethlehem Centre, 2371 Arbot Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2Y2 Canada
$160 – $185

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.

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July 2017

July 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Something needs to change. Although there are a number of factors contributing to stress, the way we RESPOND to stress has a big impact on our health and well-being. We each have a hardwired 'stress response system' is that prepares us to deal with stress with fight, flight or freeze.  When activated over a long period of time, this system depletes us on every level. The effect of long-term stress is known as allostatic load, resulting in greater risk of heart…

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October 2017

Self-Compassion in the Workplace

October 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Coast Bastion Hotel Nanaimo, + Google Map

WORKSHOP IS FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
Please contact us for information about how to arrange a Self-Compassion Training Day for your workplace or organization.

Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society Staff Training Day designed to support staff to manage stress, prevent burnout and learn to treat themselves with the same care and kindness they offer to those they support and care for.

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December 2017

Jingle Mingle Artisan Craft Fair

December 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
OmTown Yoga, 43 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R5G3 Canada
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Give a Gift of Kindness this season. Come join us at the Jingle Mingle - one of the best holiday craft fairs on the island.
Give a gift of kindness this year. Checkout our Self-Compassion Cards and brand new Self-Compassion Mugs, which will be on sale and ready for gifting. Or maybe pick up a deck for yourself - to help get you through the busyness and stresses of the season. See you there. Victoria and Carolena 🙂

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Jingle Mingle Artisan Craft Market

December 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
OmTown Yoga, 43 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R5G3 Canada
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Give a Gift of Kindness this season. Come join us at the Jingle Mingle - one of the best holiday craft fairs on the island.
Checkout our Self-Compassion Cards which will be on sale and ready for gifting. Or maybe pick up a deck for yourself - to help get you through the busyness and stresses of the season. See you there. Victoria and Carolena 🙂

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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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$45

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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$450.00

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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$185.00

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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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
$185

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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