My Self-Compassion Journey

My Self-Compassion Journey

In 2014 I found myself at a week long intensive training in Mindful Self-Compassion on Whidbey Island, Washington and the trajectory of my life changed. The practices resonated deeply and challenged my inner self-critic that had been running the show for too long. I...
Letting Go of Striving

Letting Go of Striving

MSC is about building resources, skills, and strengths to face our human imperfections with loving, connected presence. It takes courage to embark on the practice of Mindful Self-Compassion. Choosing to learn how to respond to ourselves with kindness and compassion...
Mindfulness & Inner Resiliency Training for Health Practitioners

Mindfulness & Inner Resiliency Training for Health Practitioners

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.

Compassion Inspired Eating

Compassion Inspired Eating

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...

How to be a Body Positive Ally

I’m being good.”
“Just two chips.”
“Cheat day.”
“I feel fat.”
“Make good choices.”
“Counting calories.”
“I ate so badly on the weekend, need to go to the gym, lose 10 kilos, feel so fat, doing a cleanse.”

Chances are, you’ve heard these phrases before. You’ve probably said a few of them too, no matter what your size or relationship with your body.

They may seem harmless, but what you are saying to your fat friend, colleague or family member is: I am doing my very best to not be like you.