Mindful Self Compassion - 5 Day Intensive January 22-26, 2018

January 22 - 26, 2018

Offered by Dr. Kimberly Sogge, C.Psych..

Sponsored by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies, this 5-day full time program is an intensive form of the internationally recognized, eight-session Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. The course will take place in downtown Toronto, from January 22 to 26, 2018. The MSC Intensive is open to laypeople and professionals alike. Participants will learn to: understand the science of self-compassion, practice self-compassion in daily life, motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism, meet difficult emotions with greater ease, transform challenging relationships, learn tools to manage caregiver fatigue, and teach simple self-compassion practices to others. This program fulfills the pre-requisite for MSC teacher training. CE hours available.

Mindfulness and Acceptance Skills for Social Anxiety

January 25, 2018 to March 22, 2018

Offered by Kathryn Palmer M.Ed. R.P. CCC.

This group will give you a new perspective on shyness and social anxiety by helping you open up to difficult thoughts and feelings while doing what really matters to you. Developed by Dr. Jan Fleming and Dr. Nancy Kocovski, researchers and authors of The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety & Shyness, this evidence-based program combines Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with treatment components drawn from Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). You will receive a workbook and have the opportunity to practice new skills during the group and between meetings.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group for Adult ADHD

January 25 to April 12, 2018

Offered by Kathryn Palmer M.Ed. R.P. CCC.

Some of the most common struggles for adults with ADHD relate to time management, organization, and planning. This 12-week evidence-based program developed by Dr. Mary Solanto uses cognitive-behavioural interventions to target these areas of executive functioning. This group is appropriate for individuals either on or off stimulant medication, and may be a beneficial treatment for those who have not been responsive to stimulant medication for ADHD in the past. A formal diagnosis of ADHD by a registered health professional is required for participation.

mPEAK Intensive Mindfulness Training for Athletes and High Performers

April 6, 2018 to April 8, 2018

Offered by Peter Lloyd MBA mPEAK trainer CCC Level IV Coach.

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.

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.

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

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