Webinar Date: May 26, 2020 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
During COVID-19, many of us have more time on our hands. In the past, we’ve told ourselves “When I have time, I’ll learn how to….”. Now is an excellent time to learn new ways to take care of yourself and expand your wellbeing toolkit. Join our facilitators to explore how you can use self-compassion in these uncertain times. We will have a chance to practice some self-compassion exercises, imagine how you can weave them into your life, and share ideas and feedback with the group.
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Students, staff, and faculty
Samantha Johnson, BSW, MACP has worked as a social worker for the last 18 years and recently completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology. She is now a counsellor at Okanagan College in Salmon Arm and views self-compassion as an important tool in supporting our mental health and wellness.
Sarah Lefebure MA, RCC has been working in postsecondary counselling since 2008, first in Quebec, then at Camosun College in Victoria and now at Okanagan College in Penticton. Sarah is involved in running OC’s Flourish Wellness Project, which fosters conversation and learning around ways we can all take care of our mental health, and encourages participants to develop their own unique toolkit for wellness.
- Transcript: Promoting and Practicing Self-Compassion
- Slides: Promoting and Practicing Self-Compassion
- Dr. Kristin Neff’s Self-Compassion website, which offers links to research, exercises, and meditations http://self-compassion.org/
- Dr. Kristin Neff’s TED Talk http://ed.ted.com/on/zhq011AI
- Mental Health Commission of Canada article https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/catalyst-may-2020-louise-bradley-make-self-acceptance-your-pandemic-priority
- Self-Compassion Scale (SCS )https://self-compassion.org/test-how-self-compassionate-you-are/
- Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support https://ca.portal.gs/