Mindful Self-Compassion Training


Mindful Self-Compassion is an internationally recognized research based program
designed to teach of the skill of self-compassion to enhance emotional wellbeing.


Victoria Pawlowski, R.C.C.

Victoria is an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor and Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher who has been practicing, studying and teaching MSC since 2014. She weaves MSC into her counselling practice which is compassion focused, mindfulness based and trauma sensitive.  She loves co-teaching MSC and has a deep bow of appreciation for her teachers, co-teachers, mentors and every participant who has found the courage to explore mindful self-compassion. Victoria is a lifelong learner and has studied contemplation and compassion with UPAYA Zen Centre, the Centre for Action and Contemplation and the Centre for Deepening Practice.  Currently she is participating in the “A Year to Live” program with Spirit Rock Meditation Centre.

Kristy Williams, M.D.

Kristy is a Family Physician in Nanaimo, B.C.and Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion who has found MSC skills foundational to her personal and professional wellbeing. She has been teaching MSC since 2018 and loves to integrate mindfulness and self-compassion into her work with medical residents, colleagues and patients.  A long time meditator and mindfulness practitioner, Kristy has studied Mindfulness based CBT, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness and Socially Engaged Buddhism, and she is currently participating in the Contemplative Medicine Program at the New York Zen Centre for Contemplative Care.

Self-Compassion is a balm that helps us feel our way through difficult experiences, while deepening our ability to take in and enjoy the good.