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Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

Date & time
Friday, November 18, 2022
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Registration is closed

Other dates

Monday, October 17, 2022


Dr. Rami Nijjar, Resilience Psychotherapy


This event is free



The Contemplative Pedagogy initiative, offered by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, includes a variety of workshops, activities, and resources on contemplative pedagogy for Concordians in order to re-energize our teaching and learning community during this time of constant change.

As we emerge from the isolation of remote work and teaching, it is important to focus on restoring and enhancing our well-being in order to re-energize our relationship with teaching and learning. Mindfulness, compassion and contemplative pedagogy offer entry points to starting new practices which support safe, welcoming and healthy learning environments.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), as evidenced in the research of Dr. Kristen Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer, is proven to reduce stress, increase connection to others and strengthen emotional resilience. It also offers the possibility of fostering community and action-based compassionate understanding.

This introductory workshop to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is open to all Concordia faculty, staff and students.

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify how self-compassion might help you personally and professionally
  • List the common myths of self-compassion
  • Feel confident and prepared to begin practicing the core elements of self-compassion:
    - Directing compassion inwards
    - Grounding and relaxation techniques to face challenges with courage
    - Bringing self-compassion to challenging relationships
    - Addressing caregiving fatigue

Facilitator: Dr. Rami Nijjar, Resilience Psychotherapy

Learn more about the Contemplative Pedagogies initiative

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