with Jennifer Kilimnik & Andrew Terhoch

Friday, December 13, 2019, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: St. Benedict’s Retreat & Conference Centre – Friendship Room 225 Masters Ave., West Saint Paul
Cost: $75

This restorative session is designed to introduce some basic mindfulness and self-care practices that can be used in everyday life. We will also explore how to respond when managing complex and demanding situations. Some we encounter include: scarcity of resources, time, and tools, stress that impacts work/life balance, burn out, self-judgement, and other common human experiences.

As with so many situations we navigate in our daily lives, change often begins from within. The day is designed to provide time to be present, release expectations and nurture our capacity to respond in all areas of our lives.

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Registration Deadline: Monday, December 9, 2019


with Dillon Cherrett

Mondays, September 16 – December 9, 2019 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
(no class November 11)
Location: St. Boniface Hospital Parlour, 431 Taché Ave.
Cost: $100 for 10 weeks or $10 drop-in fee

In these movement-based classes, attention will be paid to release muscle tension employing a specialized ball rolling technique. This practice has significant therapeutic benefit, releasing physical pain and discomfort, greatly improving flexibility, while developing strategies that can be practiced at home. These classes are ideal for health and social service practitioners with soreness and stiffness in their neck and shoulders, hamstrings, lower back, upper back, hips, hip flexors and feet. Balls are provided.

No registration required.
Drop-ins welcome.


with Jennifer Kilimnik & Andrew Terhoch

Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits, and more satisfying relationships. Learn how to motivate yourself with the same kindness and understanding you’d offer a close friend, enabling you to care for yourself while caring for others.

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with Terry Wilson

Explore ways to reduce stress and face the demands of everyday life in this 8-week course inspired by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. In this intensive training, you will learn to cultivate your natural capacity to actively participate in caring for yourself. As a result, you will find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.

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with Jennifer Koznyiak RSW, Certified Daring Way Instructor

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown where we explore the topics of vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living.

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For all other inquiries please email compassionproject@chcm-ccsm.ca