WHAT IS SELF-COMPASSION?
Self-compassion is treating ourselves and our suffering with kindness and care, rather then ignoring or hurting ourselves.
There are three components to self-compassion:
Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience. It can be learned by anyone. Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being; reduced anxiety, depression and stress; maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise; and satisfying personal relationships.
WHO WE ARE
Centre for MindBody Health brings together a community of skilled health care practitioners. We specialize in compassionate, evidence-based, emotion-focused and mindfulness-based psychotherapies.
The self-compassion group meets weekly with a defined goal:
Compassion is a positive energizing emotion, However, in learning self-compassion, difficult emotions may arise. We won’t focus upon working through these emotions. Instead, we will develop the skills and resources to be present (with ourselves and these emotions) in a kinder, more compassionate way.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
By participating in this group, you will learn to:
THE GROUP LEADERS
Dr. Nicola Hermanto is a clinical psychologist. She provides a therapeutic environment that is warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative to support clients in making personally meaningful and lasting changes. Nicola enjoys helping clients foster compassion and acceptance towards themselves, as well as in their relationships with others.
Rachel Stewart is a registered Social Worker. Her approach balances compassionate acceptance and skill building to promote motivation and change. Rachel strives to use warmth, respect and exploration to create safety and trust while fostering growth and resilience.
Both are skilled Dialectical Behaviour Therapists and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Group Leaders.
January 27th – March 23rd, 2020 (excluding Feb 17th)
Two-hour group sessions occur weekly on Mondays from 6 – 8 pm. Our group begins on Monday, January 27, 2020.
WHO IS THE GROUP FOR?
All who struggle with being too hard on themselves, or who would like to cultivate more self-kindness are welcome; including graduates from DBT skills groups. No previous experience with mindfulness or self-compassion is required.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This program includes meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion and home practices.
A registration form will be sent to you upon request. It will ask for some information about you and your interest in the self-compassion group. The group leaders will review your form without delay and invite you to join the group or they may have some additional questions.
If you are interested, please contact CMBH:
The fee is $120/2-hour group session to be paid for my credit card kept on file.
After acceptance of your registration, a credit card can be kept on file, with your authorization, which will be charged following each session.
Fees may be covered by extended health plans. Please check with your insurer.
You will be charged if you are a no-show to a group session. An absence is considered a no-show if you do not provide 48 hours’ notice.