"Caring for ourselves with kindness & compassion, whatever our parenting journey brings..."
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
Self-compassion involves being kind to oneself in times of difficulty, being mindfully aware of difficult thoughts & emotions and recognizing the shared nature of human suffering. Increasing parent levels of self-compassion has been shown to nurture resiliency, decrease parenting stress, develop skills in handle difficult emotions with greater ease, and improve parent-child relationships.
Sara Marlowe a Trained Teacher in MSC and Registered Social Worker. I have been offering MSC groups to parents / caregivers of children with a health condition. I am excited to be offering this group to parents in the community. Michelle Denis MacDougall is a registered psychotherapist, long-time mindfulness practitioner and Hand in Hand Parenting Professional.
DATES: Monday, October 15th - December 10, 2018. 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. October 15th will be intake and orientation. Half-day retreat TBD.
COST: $500 If you have extended benefits, part of this program may be covered under RSW or RP services. Please contact your insurance provider to inquire. Otherwise, it can be counted as a medical expense on your income taxes.
LOCATION: It will take place in the beautiful Gabriella room at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies. 180 Sudbury St. Toronto. Fully wheelchair accessible.
As a parent, I have found my own practice of MSC to have greatly influenced how I respond, not only to children, but to myself in challenging parenting moments...