Mindful Self-Compassion Spring 2024

An invitation to be kinder to yourself, to handle difficult emotions more easily, to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism and to begin to transform relationships.

Are you harder on yourself than others? More than a thousand research studies show the benefits of being a supportive friend to yourself, especially in times of need. This 8-week course is designed to help you break free of harsh self-judgments and impossible standards in order to cultivate emotional well-being. It has also shown to be particularly effective in managing burn out in healthcare workers and other caring professions. It provides powerful tools for coping with life challenges and enhancing emotional well-being. The practice of self-compassion also helps to grow and sustain our compassion for others.

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning more about how to support themselves and others (family, staff, patients) to develop more skillful responses to difficult situations. If you have attended the Short Course – Mindful Self-Compassion this would be a valuable next step to strengthen what you have learned, though it is not a pre-requisite to attending the full course.

Developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff, facilitated by Jennifer Kilimnik and Andrew Terhoch.

Course details:

Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, beginning May 7th and finishing June 25th.
Please note there is a half-day retreat included in this course: June 8th from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

All sessions are offered in person at our Gathering Space at 156 Marion Street.

If cost is a barrier to your participation, or if you have any questions about this course, please contact us at compassion@reseaucompassionnetwork.ca.

About the instructors:

Jennifer Kilimnik is the Director of Culture & Compassion for the Réseau Compassion Network. She believes connecting to our values and purpose brings meaning to each day. Though yoga, meditation, and contemplation, Jennifer continues to learn on this journey and invites you to join her in discovering compassion in your life, work, community and heart.

Andrew Terhoch is part of the Réseau Compassion Network as the Spiritual Health Practitioner for the St.Amant community. In his daily work, he supports people of all cultures and backgrounds to nurture the values and practices that are meaningful for them. He began learning about meditation 30 years ago, as a daily practice and a support for anxiety. He continues to explore and practice presence and connection each day through new and traditional teachings.


May 07 2024


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


$161.08 - $533.83


Réseau Compassion Network Gathering Space
101-156 Marion Street