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.
After participating in this program, you will be able to:
Integrate self-compassion practices in daily life
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Transform challenging relationships, both old and new
Manage caregiver fatigue
Practice the art of self-appreciation
Deepen authentic mindfulness and a loving relationship with yourself
Mindful Self-Compassion includes 9 weekly sessions of 3 hours each, including a 4-hour retreat. Participants should plan to practice MSC for at least 30 minutes per day throughout the program.
Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises and group discussions.
Audience: Faculty at Concordia Dates: Nine (9) Fridays from February 3 to April 14, 2023, inclusive Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Format of delivery: The program includes three (3) on-campus sessions and six (6) online sessions. On-campus sessions take place February 3, March 17 (4-hour retreat) and April 14. Place: SGW Campus (room H-629) and online via Zoom Spaces available: 20 Cost: Free for Concordia faculty Facilitators: Kim Zombik and Janice Cormier, Resilience Psychotherapy
This course has been approved for 28 CE credits through the Ordre des Psychologue (RA05182-22).
You must commit to participating in the nine (9) weekly sessions, including the 4-hour retreat, to receive your certification.
To reach our program objectives, we will prioritize faculty currently teaching at Concordia, and we will aim to balance full-time and part-time faculty. We recognize many faculty need this type of program, so if you don’t meet the criteria and want to register, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.