An 8-week program that combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance emotional wellbeing. In this program, you will learn how to be with difficult emotions and moments in your life with kindness, care and understanding and develop resources to safeguard your own well-being when navigating relationships and life’s challenges.
In the MSC program, participants will meet as a group with a teacher(s) for 3 hours once a week for 8 weeks in addition to a 4-hour silent retreat. Participants will learn and apply the three key components of self-compassion using meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. Participants will be provided materials (digital handouts and audio) to support what they are learning in the weekly sessions and for use during home practice.
MSC is primarily a compassion training program with mindfulness as the foundation of self-compassion. The intention of the MSC program is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploring how we typically respond when difficult emotions arise and to provide tools for becoming warm and supportive companions to ourselves. Please keep in mind that although self-compassion can be very therapeutic, it is different from a conventional therapy group or individual therapy whereby the program emphasizes utilizing resources of self-compassion and mindfulness through a process of self-discovery.
No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is necessary to attend MSC. This program is designed for anyone who wishes to integrate and cultivate greater self-compassion into their lives and/or work. This program is also for professionals who wish to begin integrating mindful self-compassion core skills and principles into their work or as the first step in pursuing further teacher training in MSC as this group fulfills the prerequisite for becoming an MSC teacher. Meditation experience is not required.
Program Fee: $650* (HST and materials included).
* Most private health insurance covers the cost of this program. Please contact your insurance provider to determine whether therapeutic group sessions (in-person or online) offered by a Registered Psychologist are covered.
To make our therapeutic groups more accessible to everyone, payment plans are available for those who require them.
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Most private health insurance covers the cost of this program. Please contact your insurance provider to determine whether therapeutic group sessions (in-person or online) offered by a Registered Psychologist are covered.