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December 2015

Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills for Professionals

December 5, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Grand Hotel, 4898 Rutherford Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2Y2 Canada
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This workshop is designed to support health professionals, mental health professionals and front-line workers. No meditation experience is required. Participants of this one-day workshop will learn some core skills from the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training, an empirically-supported program designed to cultivate self-compassion using meditation, daily life practices, lecture, group exercises and discussion. You will be provided with essential tools for treating yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate.

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January 2016

Embodied Mindfulness: weekly yoga and meditation classes

January 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bethlehem Centre, 2371 Arbot Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2Y2 Canada
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Combine the healing effects of mindfulness meditation, gentle, restorative yoga postures and therapeutic touch
Enjoy small personalized classes.
Relax mind and body
Restore health and well-being
Reconnect to yourself

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March 2016

Preventing Burnout and Managing Stress with Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

March 11, 2016
First Nations Health Director’s Association, 501-100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, Canada
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Workshop for Board Members of the First Nations Health Director's Association This evidence-based skill building workshop will help participants cultivate emotional strength and resilience to manage personal and work stressors and prevent burnout. Mindful Self-Compassion practice helps us train our mind to respond with kindness and caring, even in the midst of overwhelming and stressful situations. It is a skill anyone can learn and cultivate. Over 400 studies have found a strong reduction in anxiety, depression, stress and shame along with an…

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Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Foundation Skills Training

March 26, 2016
Centre for Compassion Inspired Health, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2Y2 Canada + Google Map
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If your compassion doesn't include yourself, it' isn't complete. Jack Kornfield

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Embodied Mindfulness Yoga Class (4-week Series)

March 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre for Compassion Inspired Health, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2Y2 Canada + Google Map
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Dee Montie's restorative yoga class was offered with heart and skill.
At class end my body felt relaxed and peaceful and my mind calm and spacious.
I highly recommend her to anyone seeking depth and quality in their yoga experience.
~ Carol Bassingthwaighte

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April 2016

Integrated Body Psychotherapy Sessions with Jana Ziman

April 6, 2016
Bethlehem Centre, 2371 Arbot Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2Y2 Canada
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IIBP is a non-invasive somatic psychotherapy that treats the whole person, integrating body, mind, emotions, and spirit, enabling you to do deeper more meaningful work in less time with more lasting results.

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Prevent Burnout & Manage Stress with Foundation Skills Training in Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

April 27, 2016
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, 4584 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC Canada
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If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. Jack Kornfield
Sustainable Compassion can be learned. It starts with coming back to ourselves. Tuning in. Connecting with how we too are struggling at times while witnessing, caring for and supporting others. This workshop will support you to include yourself in your circle of compassion.

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June 2016

Nourishing Mind, Body & Yoga Practice

June 11, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
OmTown Yoga, 43 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R5G3 Canada
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The most definitive nutrition expertise is found inside our gut – in the brain in the belly. Our metabolism is the sum total of all reactions in the body plus the sum total of all our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and experiences.

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September 2016

Lateral Kindness, Grace and Sustainable Compassion

September 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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In our work as health care practitioners, we have the privilege of hearing people’s stories and witnessing their journey through difficult times with health and healing. To truly be present to hear and deeply honour others, to share our own story from a professional position that maintains our credibility yet locates us as simply another human being, requires many skills and clarity of intention. We need to be grounded in kindness, have open hearts, understand common humanity and have tools to manage our own reactions and triggers.

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October 2016

Mindful Self-Compassion 8 Week Intensive

October 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Centre for Compassion Inspired Health, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2Y2 Canada + Google Map

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) – an empirically-supported, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.

Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.

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