TITLE

A Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion Group (6-week)

LOCATION

Online

WHEN

October 1, 2020, 6-7:30pm (Thursdays)

DESCRIPTION

** Open to residents of Ontario only **

This 6-week group provides you with exposure to mindfulness and self-compassion knowledge, skills, and practices in a briefer form. It is based on the full 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion group, with more of an emphasis on practical teachings and tools to manage daily stressors.

This group consists of six weekly, 1.5-hour sessions over Zoom, beginning on Thursday October 1st and ending on Thursday November 5th, 2020 from 6-730pm. Program activities include short talks, experiential exercises, large and small group discussion, and home practices.

This group will help you to be able to:
•. Practice self-compassion in daily life
•. Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
• Use mindfulness and self-compassion practices for grounding and to manage overwhelm/stress
•. Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
• Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
• Manage caregiver fatigue and burnout

Funding support:
• A certain allotment of pro-bono and sliding scale spaces are available based on financial need.
• Some extended health benefits providers offer partial or complete reimbursement (under ‘psychological services’)
• Individuals with Indigenous status are eligible for funding through the NIHB and IRS programs.

COST

$225

TITLE

A Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion Group (6-week)

LOCATION

Online

WHEN

October 1, 2020, 6-7:30pm (Thursdays)

DESCRIPTION

** Open to residents of Ontario only **

This 6-week group provides you with exposure to mindfulness and self-compassion knowledge, skills, and practices in a briefer form. It is based on the full 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion group, with more of an emphasis on practical teachings and tools to manage daily stressors.

This group consists of six weekly, 1.5-hour sessions over Zoom, beginning on Thursday October 1st and ending on Thursday November 5th, 2020 from 6-730pm. Program activities include short talks, experiential exercises, large and small group discussion, and home practices.

This group will help you to be able to:
•. Practice self-compassion in daily life
•. Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
• Use mindfulness and self-compassion practices for grounding and to manage overwhelm/stress
•. Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
• Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
• Manage caregiver fatigue and burnout

Funding support:
• A certain allotment of pro-bono and sliding scale spaces are available based on financial need.
• Some extended health benefits providers offer partial or complete reimbursement (under ‘psychological services’)
• Individuals with Indigenous status are eligible for funding through the NIHB and IRS programs.

COST

$225


TITLE

Mindful Self Compassion Group (8-week)

LOCATION

Online

WHEN

October 18, 2020, 1:30 - 4:30pm (Sundays)

DESCRIPTION

** Open to residents of Ontario only **

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a scientifically supported, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion, based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer. This group provides you with skills to respond to life’s difficult moments with kindness, care and understanding.

In this group you will learn about MSC research, practices, and meditations. There will be interactive activities, as well as both small and large group discussion, meditations, reflections, and practices.

The group will be guided by MSC trained teachers, Monique Mercier & Markus Bohlmann. It includes 3-hour weekly sessions over 8 weeks, on Zoom. The course runs from October 18 - December 6, 2020, and also includes an optional 3-hour silent retreat.

After taking this course, you will be able to:
· Practice self-compassion in daily life
· Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
· Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
· Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
· Transform challenging relationships, old and new
· Manage caregiver fatigue and burnout
· Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation

More information on MSC can be found here:
• https://centerformsc.org/learn-msc/
• https://self-compassion.org
• https://chrisgermer.com

Please email (info@moniquemercier.ca) or call (807-630-5926) to register.

Funding support:
• A certain allotment of pro-bono and sliding scale spaces are available based on financial need.
• Some extended health benefits providers offer partial or complete reimbursement (under ‘psychological services’)
• Individuals with Indigenous status are eligible for funding through the NIHB and IRS programs.

COST

$450

TITLE

Mindful Self Compassion Group (8-week)

LOCATION

Online

WHEN

October 18, 2020, 1:30 - 4:30pm (Sundays)

DESCRIPTION

** Open to residents of Ontario only **

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a scientifically supported, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion, based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer. This group provides you with skills to respond to life’s difficult moments with kindness, care and understanding.

In this group you will learn about MSC research, practices, and meditations. There will be interactive activities, as well as both small and large group discussion, meditations, reflections, and practices.

The group will be guided by MSC trained teachers, Monique Mercier & Markus Bohlmann. It includes 3-hour weekly sessions over 8 weeks, on Zoom. The course runs from October 18 - December 6, 2020, and also includes an optional 3-hour silent retreat.

After taking this course, you will be able to:
· Practice self-compassion in daily life
· Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
· Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
· Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
· Transform challenging relationships, old and new
· Manage caregiver fatigue and burnout
· Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation

More information on MSC can be found here:
• https://centerformsc.org/learn-msc/
• https://self-compassion.org
• https://chrisgermer.com

Please email (info@moniquemercier.ca) or call (807-630-5926) to register.

Funding support:
• A certain allotment of pro-bono and sliding scale spaces are available based on financial need.
• Some extended health benefits providers offer partial or complete reimbursement (under ‘psychological services’)
• Individuals with Indigenous status are eligible for funding through the NIHB and IRS programs.

COST

$450


TITLE

Mindful Self-Compassion Online Silent Retreats (*only open to MSC graduates*)

LOCATION

Online

WHEN

September 27, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm

DESCRIPTION

MSC meditation retreats are an opportunity to allow yourself to deepen your relationship to the practice of self-compassion and ultimately to yourself. Over 3 hours, you are guided through a series of walking, seated, resting, and eating mindful self-compassion practices. I will be offering three of these in the fall months for anyone who has completed the 8-week MSC group.

Dates:

Sunday, September 27, 2020
Sunday November 1, 2020
Sunday, December 13, 2020

Please email (info@moniquemercier.ca) or call (807-630-5926) to register.

COST

$25

TITLE

Mindful Self-Compassion Online Silent Retreats (*only open to MSC graduates*)

LOCATION

Online

WHEN

September 27, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm

DESCRIPTION

MSC meditation retreats are an opportunity to allow yourself to deepen your relationship to the practice of self-compassion and ultimately to yourself. Over 3 hours, you are guided through a series of walking, seated, resting, and eating mindful self-compassion practices. I will be offering three of these in the fall months for anyone who has completed the 8-week MSC group.

Dates:

Sunday, September 27, 2020
Sunday November 1, 2020
Sunday, December 13, 2020

Please email (info@moniquemercier.ca) or call (807-630-5926) to register.

COST

$25