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This program has recently started, but it may still be possible to register if only the orientation class has been missed. Please call us at 514-481-0317‬‬ to inquire, and fill out the form below to be added to our waiting list.
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This workshop draws on the skills of mindfulness and focuses on developing the resources of self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience allowing us to befriend our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed. It’s an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human—more fully ourselves.

Growing research suggests that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. 

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children and are lifelong skills that can be used at any time or when you need it most.

Themes that will be covered during this workshop include:

– What is self-compassion?

– The physiology of self-compassion

– Self-criticism and safety 

– Motivating ourselves with compassion 

– Strategies for working with difficult emotions

–  Self-compassion skills and tools to draw upon during times when you need it most. 

These topics will weave together short experiential practices and exercises, conceptual teaching and inquiry/opportunity to dialogue. 

Please note that this program will be offered in English and online. No prior experience necessary – All are welcome! Participants will receive a handout booklet & A welcome email will be sent a few days prior to the program with the Zoom link and additional details.



Jennifer Innes, MSc

Jennifer is the founder of Ottawa Meditation & Wellness and a highly skilled mindfulness and self-compassion teacher. She has experience working in organizations and with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, including those with challenges, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and chronic pain, as well as high performers and others who are simply looking for new tools to build resilience and manage stress.

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