Lateral Kindness, Grace and Sustainable Compassion

Lateral Kindness, Grace and Sustainable Compassion

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.

Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills for Professionals

Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills for Professionals

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.

Mindful Self-Compassion for Educators

Mindful Self-Compassion for Educators

Teachers and staff are increasingly being asked to do more with less and to deal with very complex social situations in their classroom and school environment. And we are seeing increasing stress, burnout and compassion fatigue. It can all seem like too much at times. Some wonder if it is even possible to take care of yourself AND be there for your students, your colleagues, your community and your family?

New research in neurophysiology shows that Mindful Self-Compassion practices can help prevent stress, fatigue, and burnout on the front line. This workshop will introduce the research and practice that have been show to make all the difference. You will take away practices you can start using immediately with yourself and your students.

Caring for Your Soul

Caring for Your Soul

“You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. It is not easy. You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output — how much you produce...