Mindfulness Hamilton Members

Fall Retreat

October 29, 2016   9:30-4:00

Canterbury Hills, Ancaster, ON 

Mindful Self-Compassion


Barbara Smith and Mary Linda Burgess

Who of us has not left them-self out in the process of caring for others?

Who does not have an inner critic that barks at us periodically?

Who has difficulty navigating stress or conflict in interpersonal relationships?

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 savoring and self-appreciation

   Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.

The day will consist of brief didactic discussion followed by  MSC core practices and exercises.

Lunch will be provided; registration via Eventbrite

We will post a link to Event Brite within a week

  Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, Mindful Self-      Compassion (MSC) teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in   their lives with kindness, care and understanding.

       Facilitators: Barbara Smith, MFA, GIT, MS. and  Mary Linda Burgess, MSW, RSW, are both Trained MSC Teachers and have been leading 8 week MSC programs locally. Both facilitators have extensive experience   in mindfulness practices and group facilitation. For more information:  www.mindfulselfcompassionhamilton.org



Weekly Meditation Group

Alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays

We welcome novice and experienced meditators.

You do not have to be a member of Mindfulness Hamilton to attend.

No cost.


Please note time corrections: in red 

Location: 123 James St. N, 2nd Floor.

Times: Arrive and set up:  6:15 pm 

Practice: 6:30 - 7:30pm 

Q & A and discussion: 7:30 - 7:45 pm

 Date              Day        Room

June 16         Thurs.     Gallery 1

June 21         Tues.       Core

June 30         Thurs.      Gallery 1

July 5             Tues.       Core

July 14          Thurs.      Gallery 1

July 19          Tues.        Core

July 28          Thurs.                                       

Aug 2             Tues.     

Aug 11          Thurs.   

Aug 16          Tues            

Aug 25          Thurs. 

Aug 30          Tues.    

Sept 8           Thurs.   

Sept 13         Tues.     

Sept 22         Thurs.   

Sept 27         Tues.     

Oct 6             Thurs.  

Oct 11           Tues      

Oct 20           Thurs.