This one-day introductory, educational and experiential workshop will provide information on current research that supports the science and components of self-compassion. The physiology of self-compassion with the foundation of mindfulness will be presented that supports the benefits of this practice.
Through discussion, mindfulness meditation and experiential exercises, you will gain knowledge along with practical skills to help cultivate and integrate self-compassion into your daily life. The difference between empathy and compassion is explored to help with the development of self-compassion. You will learn how to motivate yourself and others with kindness rather than criticism by creating inner strength and reliance to meet everyday challenges.
Please wear comfortable clothing to support mindfulness and self-compassion practices presented throughout the day. If you have a meditation practice you are welcome to bring a yoga mat and/or meditation pillow or bench to use during these short practices.
For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
This workshop is currently not available. The 2021/2022 Faculty of Social Work Professional Development course and workshop dates will be available in early July 2021.