for Healthcare Communities


As healthcare professionals, we spend our days caring for others in a fast paced, often under-resourced workplace. We rarely have time to process the difficult emotions that arise in response to caring for people in pain or the stresses of navigating complicated institutional structures. While self-care is often touted, it usually happens off the job. On the other hand, self-compassion is a skill that can help us on the job.


This adaptation of the Mindful Self-Compassion Course was designed with busy professionals time constraints in mind. Run over 6 hours, this course takes into context the environment in which we work, our unique stressors and connects us with those who understand what it is like to work in “the system.”


The Mindful Self-Compassion was one of the most healing courses I have ever taken and it is an honour to bring this adapted version to my colleagues.


This course will run on demand – either 1 hour over 6 weeks at a set time, or in one-day workshop. For more information, please email, or send in a referral form indicating "SCHC"

This course is considered continuing education, and is not covered by OHIP.


The Yoga MD at Clairhurst Medical Centre

1466 Bathurst St, Suite 306

Toronto, Ontario

M5R 3S3

Phone/Fax: 647-578-2755

I  wish to acknowledge this land on which the my clinic operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and I am  grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

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