Spring 2019 8 Week Mindful Self Compassion Training

*Approved for 20 CEUs by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association*

Ready for a change of heart? Transform how you relate to yourself and others.

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program was developed by Kristin Neff, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.Self-Compassion.org) and Christopher Germer, PhD. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.

Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

All sessions are taught by Ottawa registered psychologist  Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych..

Dr. Sogge is the former Chief of Psychology – Professional Practice at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, a Spirit Rock trained meditation teacher, and a recognized trained teacher with the Center for Mindful Self Compassion.

Course cost is for 8 sessions of two hours plus a full day retreat.

Course times and dates are 7:30 to 9:30 pm (2 hours) on Thursdays May 2 to June 27 with no class on June 20, 2019


Course pre-registration online 200.00 CAD

Total cost is pre-registration 200.00 plus Remainder of 695.00 for a total of 895.00. Remainder of course tuition 695.00 CAD to be paid via e-transfer, cheque or paypal through our Ottawa River Psychology Group administrator.

The total course cost for Winter 2019 Mindful Self Compassion Training is $895.00 CAD TOTAL. Total course cost 895.00 CAD due by January 2019.

Refunds available until 30 days prior to course start date.

Receipts are offered for insurance coverage by extended health insurance.

*Please check with your insurance plan before registering for the course if you plan to seek reimbursement and if you are not sure if your insurance provider will cover this very valuable course. Student experiences with their insurance plans have varied in the past.  Many insurance companies in Canada, the US and abroad have a history of covering this course.


Group sessions will take place Thursdays at Ottawa River Psychology Group on 44 Hawthorne Avenue, Ottawa near Pretoria Bridge.


In this program, you will learn:

  1. How to stop being so hard on yourself
  2. How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  3. How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
  4. How to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  5. Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
  6. The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
  7. How to become your own best teacher

If you have any questions about the class or to register by telephone, you may contact Sogge & Associates at 613 656 3331 or at info@drsogge.com.

The Mindful Self Compassion training course will take place as follows: 2.0 hour weekly sessions in the meditation studio at 44 Hawthorne Avenue, Ottawa near Pretoria Bridge

Click the link below to register for “Spring 2019 8 Week Mindful Self Compassion Training”.

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