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.
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.


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 share the work with her colleagues in health and her patients. A long time meditator and mindfulness practitioner, Kristy has studied Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, Socially Engaged Buddhism and is currently in the Contemplative Medicine Program at the New York Zen Centre for Contemplative Care.