Sometimes by David Whyte

Sometimes by David Whyte

This poem by David Whyte is an invitation to reflect into the place which troubles you with “tiny but frightening requests”.  Often these are parts of ourselves we would rather not feel, see or experience.  What are those places? What does it feel like to...
3-Centre Check-In

3-Centre Check-In

There is much research to show that simple, brief mindfulness practices can help us cope with difficult situations.  The 3-Centre Check-In is an anchoring practice that can be used in emotionally challenging situations. It is a practice we teach in Mindful...
First Nations Health

First Nations Health

The Centre for Compassion Inspired Health acknowledges that we live, learn, and work on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples – the Snuneymuxw, Stz’uminus and Snaw-Naw-As Nations. We are honored to have been invited to present Mindful...
Mindful Self-Compassion 8 Week Training

Mindful Self-Compassion 8 Week Training

Mindful Self-Compassion combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

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.