Date: 17-01-2018 Afternoon
Date: 24-01-2018 Afternoon
Date: 31-01-2018 Afternoon
Date: 07-02-2018 Afternoon
Date: 14-02-2018 Afternoon
Date: 21-02-2018 Afternoon
Date: 28-02-2018 Afternoon
Date: 07-03-2018 Afternoon
LEADS Domain: Lead Self
Learning Hours: 23
Cost (HHS Staff and Physicians): $200.00
Cost (non-HHS): $450.00
Date: Every Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to March 7, 2018;
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: St. Peter's Auditorium
**Half Day Retreat Saturday March 3, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM - St Peter's Auditorium**
Andrea Frolic, Director, Office of Clinical & Organizational Ethics, Hamilton Health Sciences; Asst. Clin. Prof., Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University
Diana Tikasz MSW, RSW, Coordinator of Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience Programs at Hamilton Health Sciences, Clinical Specialist with the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre
There are no pre-requisite requirements for this course.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported 8 week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on research by Dr. Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. Rapidly growing research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, decreased anxiety, less depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits, and satisfying personal relationships. Self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It fosters emotional strength and resilience, allowing one to admit to one’s shortcomings, motivating oneself with kindness, forgiving oneself as needed, relating wholeheartedly to others, and being oneself more authentically.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- Practice self-compassion in daily life
- Understand the empirically supported benefits of self-compassion
- Motivate oneself with kindness rather than criticism
- Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
- Transform challenging relationships
- Manage caregiver fatigue
- Practice the art of savouring and self-appreciation
Special Course Features:
This course includes a half-day mindfulness silent retreat (Saturday February 24, 2018 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM) focusing on self-compassion skills.
This is a pilot project so participant feedback is crucial to the further development of this curriculum. Participants will be asked to complete an evaluation after each session and participate in a focus group following the completion of the program.
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION: Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 19.25 Category I credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.