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

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

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.

Mindful Self-Compassion 8 week Training Nanaimo

Mindful Self-Compassion 8 week Training Nanaimo

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.

Emotional Safety and Self-Compassion

Emotional Safety and Self-Compassion

  Emotional Safety and Self-Compassion Self-compassion enhances wellbeing primarily because it deactivates the threat system (associated with self-criticism, insecure attachment, and defensiveness) and activates the self-soothing system (associated with secure...