Course Description

Hours: 6

This one-day introductory, educational and experiential professional development course will provide information on how practices based on mindful self-compassion can prevent burnout and cultivate wellness and resiliency. 

This day consists of lecture-style teachings on compassion fatigue, the physiology and research supporting mindful self-compassion and the differences between mindfulness vs. self-compassion, empathy vs. compassion, and self-esteem vs. self-compassion.

It is said that mindful self-compassion is ‘caught more than taught.’ Accordingly, this workshop includes multiple guided practices using intentional use of breath, attention and visualization, touch and phrases followed by guided inquiry and small and large group discussions. You will leave with practical approaches and tips on how to integrate mindful self-compassion into your professional and personal life. 

Please wear comfortable clothing, be prepared with any needed props (i.e., mat or pillow) and find a quiet and confidential space (if possible) to support your engagement in mindful self-compassion practice. 


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 548-889-5128

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


This course has already taken place for the current academic year (July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025).

The 2025/2026 Faculty of Social Work Professional Development course dates will be posted on this website on July 3, 2025.

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