Mindful Self-Compassion Program (MSC)
This 9-session program will help you practice the healing power of compassion for the person who needs it the most - YOU!
*** currently accepting referrals for Winter 2020 programs***
Prerequisite: previous Yoga for Stress Resilience Course, Yoga of Burnout Recover or MBCT/MBSR.
All participants will need to be assessed prior to starting the group to ensure fit with the program. Please have your family doctor fill out the referral form and fax it to us.
About Mindful Self-Compassion:
Based on the research of Kristin Neff (www.self-compassion.org) and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer (www.mindfulselfcompassion.org), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion (For more information, visit https://centerformsc.org)
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that Self-Compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.
MSC teaches core principles and practices of Self-Compassion that enable us to respond to difficult moments in our life with kindness, care and understanding.
After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to:
Practice self-compassion in daily life
Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Transform challenging relationships, old and new
Manage caregiver fatigue
Practice the art of savouring and self-appreciation
No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MSC. To insure safety, participants are asked to provide background information when they register for the program.
Persons suffering from complex PTSD may find this course overwhelming, and a prior trauma-sensitive treatment, such as Sensory-Motor Psychotherapy is suggested.
Please fax back with the Referral Form to 416-536-3352
Once applications are received and reviewed, we will email you from CLAIRHURST MEDICAL to set up an assessment appointment. Once accepted into the program, you can register via by paying the deposit via paypal below or by interac e-transfer to
OHIP + $200.00 for non-OHIP covered services (Sliding Scale - please discuss with Dr. Vaidya).
Payment can be made via interac e-transfer to or via the paypal buttons below