Mindful Self Compassion Training Autumn 2018

Offered by Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych. Certified MSC Teacher.

***Just approved for 20 CEUs from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association*** In this MSC program, you will learn: * how to stop being so hard on […]

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention – Spring 2018

April 30, 2018 to June 25, 2018

Offered by Davide Hesidence RP & Marie-Eve Martel Ph.D. (candidate).

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention for Addictions, or MBRP (Bowen, Chawla and Marlatt, 2010) is a treatment approach developed at the Addictive Behaviors Research Centerat the University of Washington, for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviors. The program is designed to bring practices of mindful awareness to individuals who have suffered from the addictive trappings and tendencies of the mind. MBRP practices are intended to foster increased awareness of triggers, destructive habitual patterns, and “automatic” reactions that seem to control many of our lives. The mindfulness practices in MBRP are designed to help us pause, observe present experience, and bring awareness to the range of choices before each of us in every moment. We learn to respond in ways that serves us, rather than react in ways that are detrimental to our health and happiness. Ultimately, we are working towards freedom from deeply ingrained and often catastrophic habits.

Mindfulness Skills for Leaders: The Four Pillars of mPEAK

November 16 to 18, 2018

Offered by Peter Lloyd MBA mPEAK trainer CCC Level IV Coach and Dr Kimberly Sogge CPsych.

WHAT DOES THE mPEAK Training Weekend INVOLVE? The mPEAK program was developed by Dr. Amy Salzman MD and Peter Kirchmer a mindfulness expert specifically for athletes and high performers. While the curriculum can be tailored for specific settings, teams and organizations, the basic mPEAK program is formulated as a 3-day intensive followed by 6 weeks of virtual integration sessions to deepen the participants mindfulness practice and integrate the four pillars of mPEAK into daily routines in the workplace, the training environment or in competition. All sessions provide a forum for dialogue, questions and comments.

A Mindful Self Compassion Daylong Retreat May 27, 2018

May 27, 2018

Are you a person who has an easier time taking care of others’ needs than your own? Do you have a strong inner critic? Do you have an intuitive sense that being kinder to yourself would serve you, but you are not sure where to begin? After this daylong introductory retreat, you will walk away with some tools for befriending yourself and motivating yourself with kindness rather than punishment. You’ll participate in experiential exercises, and simple meditation practices while receiving a taste of the empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion practices. No meditation experience required. All are welcome!

Mindful Self Compassion Training Spring 2018

May 3, 2018 to June 14, 2018

Offered by Dr. Kimberly Sogge, C.Psych and assisted by MSC teacher in training Scheherzade Van Aarle of InnerSpace Mindfulness.

***Just approved for 20 CEUs from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association*** In this MSC program, you will learn: * how to stop being so hard on yourself * how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease * how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism * how to transform difficult relationships, both old and new * mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life * the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion * how to become your own best teacher. MSC is evidence based: a randomized, controlled trial (RCT) demonstrated that the MSC program significantly increased self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress. Improvements were linked to how much a person practiced mindfulness and self-compassion in their daily lives. Call 613-656-3331 or register online

Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Wellbeing & Growth Spring 2018

May 3, 2018 to June 21, 2018

Offered by Dr. Kimberly Sogge, C.Psych.

The Spring 2018 Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) Group is a rigorous and evidence-based protocol for developing psychological resilience, overcoming the core mechanisms that maintain psychological distress, and increasing one's skill set for creating a deeply satisfying life. Please join us for this 8 week experiential group. Receipts offered for extended health insurance coverage, if available, by Sogge & Associates Practice in Psychology. REGISTER NOW - SPACES LIMITED! Call 613-656-3331 or register online at

Mindful Self Compassion 5 Day Intensive August 6-10, 2018

August 6 to 10, 2018

Offered by Dr. Kimberly Sogge, C.Psych and Sarah Housser M.A. .

*Approved for 30 hours CEUs from the Canadian Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy* The full eight-session MSc curriculum can be experienced in an intensive format, five full days of training with a Certified MSC teacher who has completed additional MSC teacher training. As the name suggests, the MSC intensive is a deep dive into the practice of self-compassion. While it can be emotionally challenging, concentrated practice allows you to become deeply involved in MSC and experience its transformative potential. Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness

Awakening a Heart of Compassion: Mindful Self Compassion Silent Retreat

October 28, 2018 to November 2, 2018

Offered by Dr. Kimberly Sogge, C.Psych.

Held at the beautiful renovated Monastere des Augustines in Vieux Quebec on the banks of the St Lawrence, this retreat will be conducted in English, and meets the requirements of teacher training for MSC, MBSR and MBCT teachers. Continuing Professional Education credits may be available.This retreat will support a soaking and deepening in the Mindful Self Compassion core practices including but not limited to: affectionate breathing, compassionate body scan, compassionate movement, lovingkindness for self and other, compassion for self and other, compassion with difficult emotions, compassion with shame, compassion and equanimity with caregiver stress, living from the vows of the heart, self-appreciation, gratitude, and cultivating joy. Each day of the retreat will include three vegetarian meals, one hour of optional mindful movement as embodied mindful self compassion practice, daily dharma talks, and opportunities for mindful dialogue and inquiry. We will also offer weekly small group support sessions.

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