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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

Why Practice Self Compassion?

Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism

Handle difficult emotions with greater ease

Transform challenging relationships, old and new

Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation

Manage “caregiver fatigue"

This one-day retreat will provide an introduction to MSC: what it is, what it is not and misgivings about self-compassion.  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 & understanding.

The day will consist of brief didactic discussion followed by practice meditations and MSC core practices and exercises and their application to daily life.

Facilitators: Barbara Smith, MFA, GIT, MS. and Mary Linda Burgess, MSW, RSW, are both trained MSC Teachers (by Kristen Neff and Chris Germer) and both have extensive experience in mindfulness practices and group facilitation.

What is Mindful Self-Compassion?


Kristen Neff video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11U0h0DPu7k:

Questions: mindfulnesshamilton@gmail.com



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.



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


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