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Winter 2019 Mindful Self Compassion Training 8 week course

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*Approved for 20 CEUs by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association*
Ready for a change of heart? Transform how you relate to yourself and others.  
The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program was developed by Kristin Neff, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion ( and Christopher Germer, PhD. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.
Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.
All sessions are taught by Ottawa registered psychologist Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych..
Dr. Sogge is the former Chief of Psychology - Professional Practice at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, a Spirit Rock trained meditation teacher, and a recognized trained teacher with the Center for Mindful Self Compassion.
Course cost is for 8 sessions of two hours each plus a full day retreat on January 27, 2019
Course times and dates are 7:30 to 9:30 pm (2 hours) on the following Thursdays: January 10, 17, 24, 31, Daylong Retreat January 28, February 7, 14, (no class Feb 21), February 28, March 7, 2019. 
Course pre-registration online 200.00 CAD
Remainder of course tuition 695.00 CAD to be paid via e-transfer, cheque or paypal through our Ottawa River Psychology Group administrator. 
Total course cost = 895.00 CAD due by first class date. Receipts are offered for insurance coverage by extended health insurance.  
Group sessions will take place Thursdays at Ottawa River Psychology Group on 44 Hawthorne Avenue, Ottawa near Pretoria Bridge. 
In this program, you will learn:
How to stop being so hard on yourself
How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
How to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
How to become your own best teacher
If you have any questions about the class or to register by telephone, you may contact Sogge & Associates at 613 656 3331 or at
The Mindful Self Compassion training course will take place as follows: 2.0 hour weekly sessions in the meditation studio at 44 Hawthorne Avenue, Ottawa near Pretoria Bridge 
Refunds available until 30 days prior to course start date.

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