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December 2017

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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 - February 27, 2018
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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May 2018

Self-Compassion Core Skills Training for Health Professionals.

May 12, 2018
Centre for Compassion Inspired Health, 678 Franklyn Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2Y2 Canada
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$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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October 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion 8 Week Training

October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - December 3, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
Coast Bastion Hotel Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada + Google Map
$495.00

Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is a shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

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February 2019

9 Day Mindful Self-Compassion Mexican Retreat

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - February 22 @ 2:00 pm
Pura Vida Eco Retreat, Yelapa, Mexico Yelapa, Mexico + Google Map
$US1695

9 Day MSC Intensive Mexican Retreat will offer three hours of Mindful Self-Compassion Training each day as developed by Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. K. Neff and The Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion. A half day silent retreat will be offered on Day 6 of the retreat.
In a beautiful oceanside setting, there will also be time each day for yoga, swimming, rest, relaxation, exploring or creative pursuits with our resident artist Johanne Galipeau. The final evening together will feature a Lantern Making Class and closing ritual by the sea. This course is for anyone wanting to learn or deepen mindfulness and self-compassion skills and qualifies as one of the prerequisites for the MSC Teacher Training.

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September 2019

Mindful Self-Compassion 8 Week Training

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - November 4 @ 9:30 pm
Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6S9 Canada + Google Map
$595.00

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.

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October 2019

Compassion Inspired Eating

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Compassion Inspired Health, 678 Franklyn Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2Y2 Canada
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$79.00

The workshop will support you to find peace with food, your body and yourself. You will be introduced to practices you can use immediately in your life to help you care for yourself when you are stressed and struggling.   Victoria Pawlowski, M.Ed., RCC is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher with extensive training and experience in eating psychology, mind-body nutrition and integrated body psychotherapy.  She has integrated her years of experience and training to offer a unique,…

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Self-Compassion for the Front-Line

October 25 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Tigh Na Mara Resort and Conferene Centre Parksville, Canada + Google Map

This workshop is offered as part of the annual Conference for APSYP 2019 and is sponsored by B.C. Council for Families. The Alliance for Professionals Serving Young Parents is a provincial group coordinated through the BC Council for Families dedicated to providing staff in BC with family life education and resources. This workshop will introduce Mindful Self-Compassion as a resource for building emotional resiliency while reducing stress and burnout.  Participants will learn core mindful self-compassion skills they can use immediately…

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November 2019

Mindfulness & Inner Resiliency Training for Health Practitioners

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Compassion Inspired Health, 678 Franklyn Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2Y2 Canada
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$79.00

A 1/2 day introduction to the research and skills involve in building inner resiliency. 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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