New Guided Meditation

This new guided meditation is one of my adaptations of a Mindful Self-Compassion Practise called affectionate breathing. It is a way of meditating on the breath with affection and attention and feeling soothed and rocked by it’s natural rhythm. Added to this is the practise of grounding, visualisation, supportive touch and compassionate voice. All of […]

New! Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities

I am so pleased to announce that in the coming months, we will be offering Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities training courses here in British Columbia. The Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) program is a 6-wk MSC adaptation of the Mindful Self-Compassion Training.  This training course has been developed and researched by Kristin Neff over the past […]

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Creating Compassionate Community

Drop-in online every other Wednesday Click here for dates: Creating Compassionate Community – is a supportive  group likeminded people who want to learn more about mindfulness and compassion practises and the neuroscience and research which We continue to welcome new people and regulars to our gatherings on zoom every other Wednesday at 7-8:00pm. All are […]

Guided Meditation – Grounding and Resilience, A Gift From Nature

Just looking around at nature can give us a sense of grounding and endurance. In these times of turmoil, uncertainty and rapid change, a sense of safety and rootedness is often what we need most. Nature endures, persists and has an innate resilience to environmental challenges. We too can tap into these qualities and find […]

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Online Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practise

Creating Compassionate Community Weekly Zoom Drop-In Online Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practise All are welcome to join CC & Patricia for these weekly online mindfulness and self-compassion practise.  We are both therapists and trained teachers of MSC. We teach locally in Victoria, BC, and have felt called in recent weeks to include regular online community drop-in sessions. Share this learning […]

Creating Compassionate Community

Creating Compassionate Community Weekly ON-LINE Drop-In Next Meeting: Tuesday March 31, 7 – 8:30 pm Hello there, I would like to invite you to our next Creating Compassionate Community gathering with myself and my colleague Patricia Williams. These are extraordinary times.  We are physically isolating but we don’t have to be alone- thanks to modern technology! As […]

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Zoom In and Join The Community Drop-In MSC Online!

  Wednesday March 25th 7:00pm – 8:30pm You are Invited! COMMUNITY Self-Compassion DROP-IN NOW Online via ZOOM While we cannot gather in person, we can certainly gather in spirit.  Join Patricia and I for our first virtual gathering.  We will create a safe space to share, meditate and practice mindfulness and self-compassion.  We will embrace our […]

Changes to MSC Community Drop-In Wednesday March 25th

‘We live in a time when science is validating what humans have known throughout the ages: that compassion is not a luxury; it is a necessity for our well-being, resilience, and survivial’ Joan Halifax Hello Dear All We hope you are taking kind and compassionate care of yourself and loved ones in these challenging times. […]

Hakomi Training with Marcia Burton in Victoria

You are invited to the first of a series of Hakomi Training days here in Victoria with internationally recognised and experienced teacher, Marcia Burton. These days are open to anyone, new or not so new to Hakomi. In the morning, we’ll practice beginner and advanced Hakomi skills together. In the afternoons, we’ll practice applying the […]