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This program has recently started, but it still may be possible to register if only the orientation class has been missed. Please calling us at 514-481-0317‬‬ to inquire, and fill out the form below to be added to our waiting list.
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Mindful Self-Compassion is an 8-week mindfulness program designed to help participants cultivate self-compassion. The MSC program is based on the innovative research findings and clinical expertise of self-compassion experts Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. MSC participants will learn the essential principles of self-compassion, with practices designed to help you meet difficult periods in your life with wise attention, understanding, and lovingkindness.

The MSC program involves eight weekly three-hour sessions, plus an orientation session (for a total of nine weeks), as well as a 4-hour meditation retreat on the weekend between the fourth and fifth sessions. MSC participants are asked to commit to a) attending all nine sessions and b) practicing self-compassion meditation for at least 30 minutes per day for the duration of the program.

Cost : $600
Insurance receipts are available.

Please note this class is offered in French.

Instructors


Christiane Quoibion

Christiane Quoibion (MPs) has been a psychologist in private practice for 26 years. She considers daily mindfulness and compassion practice to be essential to well-being and to promoting access to interior resources and healing.

Dr. Brigitte Bédard

Dr. Brigitte Bédard, MD, is a physician who has been practicing family medicine for more than 30 years. For the last 4 years, she trained in teaching the MBSR program (mindfulness-based stress reduction) at UMass University, in Shrewsbury, USA, and then got trained also as an MSC teacher at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Why do I have to attend an orientation session prior to starting the group?

    Mindspace wants to make sure that each participant has a good experience in the MBSR, MBCT or MSC program. The orientation session provides a chance for you to see for yourself what the program is about, so that you can make an informed decision. Likewise, if the instructor determines that MBSR, MBCT or MSC may not be the right fit at the right time for you, we’ll make sure to orient you toward the best alternative.