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Online
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Dur – 35min  

Free

IDV1

In this session, you will explore some definitions of unconditional love for self and for others and what has shaped some of our societal understanding of what love is. You will also explore how self love is associated with our abundance, health, relationships and all the good in our lives.

You will also learn through Gissele’s story about her lack of self love manifested in her life as well as learn 3 tools you can start using today to help you tap into your own self love.

Online
Nov 20/2021

1-3pm (ET)  

CA$75

IDV2

In this workshop, we will continue the conversation we began in Awakening Self-love with Compassion Part 1.  You will find the link to that presentation above. 

In this 2 hour workshop, you will: 

  • Dive deeper into the definition of love and discover the messages you received as a child from your environment about your own self-love
  • Examine the different areas of your life to see how your ability to love yourself is impacting your: abundance, health, relationships, dreams and passion, etc.
  • Learn some tools to act more lovingly towards yourself every day 

Who Can Attend?

Participants who have attended Part 1, of this workshop, are invited to attend this second part which enables us to go a little deeper into the concepts of love and how it shows up in our lives. 

Online
The 1st Thursday of each month. Beginning Nov 4/2021

6-6:45pm (ET) 

CA$20

IDV7

We all are aware how challenging life can be for tweens and young teens. From day to day new situations may arise that they find difficult to deal with. Not having the knowledge and tools how to navigate these waters often leads to stress overload.  This is one reason why we started “It’s a BIG Deal To Be Me”. This virtual gather place for those ages 10-13.  is geared to be a safe space to learn about ourselves and each other.  We strive to nurture an open dialog where everone is heard and also where we learn to listen to ourselves.  Our gatherings offer a good balance of learning new ideas to use in life and fun experiential play.

Some of our goals: 

  • Develop a community for safe conversations 
  • learn to like ourselves
  • find our voice
  • learn tools to deal with those things that bug us

Who Should Attend?

All those from the age 10-13. 

Online
The 3rd Thursday of each month. Beginning Nov/18/2021

7-8pm (ET)  

CA$25

IDV8

Our high school years make up some of most dynamic times of our lives. It is a time of many first experiences. Often these experiences unfold in different ways then we first envisioned.  Seeing them as all part of a journey of growth on the way to enlightenment can be a challenge in itself.   On my journey I would have enjoyed and space to discuss openly what i was experiencing with out the worry of being judged and made to feel less than.  With this in mind we created “It’s OK To Be Me”. A virtual gathering space where we meet and teach/learn with each other as we journey from moment to moment.  Everyone deserves to have a voice and has a divine right to stand in their truth.  We provide that safe space and offer tools and ideas that you can take with you.

Some of Our Goals: 

  • Understand what our sense of belonging is all about
  • Provide a safe environment to learn to like ourselves
  • Learn to have healthier relationships
  • Create friendships
  • Open ourselves to new ideas on the path to enlightenment

Who Should Attend?

All of the ages 14-18.

Online
TBD

9am-12pm  

CA$475

IDV5

This certification course runs for 8 consecutive Saturdays from 9am – noon. 

This in an online event.

The benefits of compassion training are:

There have been many identified and researched benefits of self-compassion which can all be related to emotional resilience. Emotional intelligence is linked with the ability to be aware of your emotions as well as being able to cope with them compassionately. When we are able to recognize our stress and practice self-care, we are able to motivate ourselves to navigate life’s challenges in healthy ways (Neff, 2011). Kristen Neff (2011) has examined many ways that self-compassion mitigates negative mindsets that can lead to emotional suffering. She explains that our brains have a negative bias that had evolutionary benefits by triggering fight and flight reactions. Current evidence demonstrates that getting stuck on our emotional distress is often rooted in feelings of shame and inadequacy. Self-compassion can neutralize this toxic dynamic by awakening feelings of warm and safety which then activates the mammalian caregiving system. Through this practice, the amygdala can be calmed. “People who practice self-compassion are less likely to suppress unwanted thoughts and emotions” (Neff, 2011) and people who practice self-compassion have a reduced risk for anxiety and depression (Neff, 2011).

What Is Mindful Self-Compassion?

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a self-care practice; it is not therapy. It is being mindful of yourself in the moment when you feel stress and/or a sense of inadequacy. It is understanding that stress and suffering are part of the common human experience; you are not alone. It is also [and most importantly] being able to hold ourselves in loving kindness.

Who Should Attend?

This training program facilitates the practice of MSC. It is open to anyone who wants to learn about and overcome a pattern of self-judgement. 

In this 8 week program you will learn through activities such as meditation, experiential exercises, group discussions and home practices.

Online
TBD

1-3pm 

CA$125

IDV6

In this workshop, we will explore  the subconscious mind role in our perceived experience in the physical.  We will journey with you to discover the hidden thoughts that are negatively impacting your ability to live a fulfilling life.   Many of our thoughts are very unloving, and these are preventing us to being fully ourselves.  

In this 2 hour workshop, you will: 

  • Learn the different ways we create our reality
  • Understand how the subconscious and unconscious mind are involved in manifesting
  • meditate to use love and compassion to assist you in your journey to self-discovery
  • Learn some tools on how to create from a more conscious level

Feedback

“In my personal experiences, I have observed how MSC assisted me with managing stress, in the moment on a daily basis. I often practice before bed and have become very aware of how much more quickly I am able to fall asleep and have a better sleep cycle [confirmed by my fitbit]. Often, I observe others in stressful moments and wish I could give MSC to them via osmosis . . . so look forward to helping people discover their peace and resilience through MSC”.
Mandy Peck-Neil
905-941-2544
info@maitricentre.com
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