Mindful SelfCompassion (MSC)
NEW! 8-Week Training- NOW ONLINE!
Thursday evenings 6:30 - 9:15
May 21st - July 9th, 2020
Offered via ZOOM
Includes Silent Retreat part-way through (details to follow)
Patricia Williams of Heartwork Art Therapy is delighted to team up with CC Gneist of The Nurturing (www.thenurturing.co.uk) to offer the MSC Training ONLINE!

“Cultivating a state of loving, connected presence can change our relationship with ourselves and the world around us.”


Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a skill that can be learned by anyone.  It provides emotional strength and resilience, allows us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves, relate wholeheartedly to others and be more authentically ourselves. It is solidly supported by research and is being offered around the globe.

The next 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program will be offered at the beautiful Roundhouse Farm only 15 minutes from downtown Victoria.  This training meets the requirements for those wishing to apply for teacher training with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (https://centerformsc.org/). 

Training includes: meditation; short talks; experiential exercises; group discussion; home practices; and a half-day retreat midway through the program.

After the MSC Training, you will 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

  • Manage caregiver fatigue

  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation


Cost: $295.00 - reduced from $350 (although the cost is already reduced in light of economic pressures related to the pandemic, further reductions are available to ensure access to all who wish to take the training - please use the form below to contact me). 

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindful-self-compassion-8-week-online-training-tickets-102208983822

Please visit my Past Events page to learn more about the many research-based benefits of MSC .

NOTE: If you would like to have a presentation or workshop tailored to the needs of your clients, staff or organization please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs. Research provides strong support that mindfulness and self-compassion training are effective self-care interventions that provide a powerful buffer against life stress, workplace burnout, and compassion fatigue.                  

Exciting News!

1. CC Gneist and I now offer an online meditation group called

"Creating Compassionate Community."  It is hosted on the Zoom platform on Wednesday evenings from 7 -8:30 pm.

No meditation experience is necessary and it is open to everyone.  If the Zoom link below doesn't work, please submit the contact form below and I'll send you an invitation with a link to the Zoom gathering.  If you would like to receive my newsletter please send me a note and I will be happy to add you to the list so you can be notified of all upcoming training and events. 

Topic: Creating Compassionate Community - Zoom Link

Time: Apr 8, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

        Every week on Wed, until May 20, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)

        Apr 8, 2020 07:00 PM

        Apr 15, 2020 07:00 PM

        Apr 22, 2020 07:00 PM

        Apr 29, 2020 07:00 PM

        May 6, 2020 07:00 PM

        May 13, 2020 07:00 PM

        May 20, 2020 07:00 PM


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 397 442 297

2. Our contract with Royal Roads University has been renewed! After a very successful first time offering of the 8-Week MSC program CC Gneist & I will be teaching it again (live and in person) in January of next year. MSC is now recognized as an elective in the Integrated Mindfulness Certificate that aims to teach mindful meditation and emphasize the range of applications it has in both personal and professional aspects of life. 


There is no house like the house of belonging.  - David Whyte 

Victoria, British Columbia


Tel: 250-413-7185


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