Mindful Self-Compassion

Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion
- Buddha

This 9-session program will help you practice the healing power of compassion for the person who needs it the most - YOU!

​Prerequisite: Previous Mindfulness Course, or Rest, Reset Rise! or Reconnect Concussion Program

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


Dr. Vaidya requires you to have completed the Yoga of Stress Resilience program program prior to registering in the Mindful Self-Compassion program which she offers. 

Persons suffering from complex PTSD may find this course overwhelming, and a prior trauma-sensitive treatment, such as Sensory-Motor Psychotherapy is suggested.


This program is open to those who have completed the prerequisite courses and are healthcare providers.

When: Date to be announced

Where: Online from your home. via the Ontario Telehealth Network or Zoom (with privacy link). Patients will need to provide consent to Virtual Care.

Once accepted into the group, payment can be made via interac e-transfer to info@theYogaMD.ca or via the adjacent paypal button.


The Yoga MD
Appointments by referral from your Family Doctor are (currently on hold due to OHIP cuts).
Online Programs
Phone: 647-578-2755
Fax: 647-576-0456