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 2-hour-and-45-minute sessions, as well as a 4-hour meditation retreat on the weekend between the fifth and sixth 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

All sessions will be held at the Westmount MindSpace Studio.

* 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, m.d., is a physician who has been practicing family medicine for more than 30 years. In 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