Soon, the winter mindful compassion group therapy program I offered will be coming to an end. It will have ran for 12 mostly weekly sessions, was a lot of work, and it was a special time. I feel deeply touched by the efforts each participant made—by their earnest participation and perseverance—by the things they shared, the expressive arts pieces they created, and by the beauty of their compassionate selves Read more ›
The dates for this 10-week group are Saturdays, January 24th, 2015 to March 28th, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.. We may end up rescheduling one (or more) of the weeks that fall during March Break depending on the needs of the participants. Click here for more information.
To register and/or for additional information, please contact Tracy Riley.
Registration is open for an expressive arts and meditation mini-retreat I am offering late December 2014 and/or early January 2015. Please see flyer for more information. If you are interested in participating, please contact me. I am surveying interested participants to determine which time(s) will work best.
The next mindful compassion group therapy program is set to begin in January, 2015. This program includes training in mindfulness meditation and practices, compassionate mind skills, as well as other creative elements (one of which I decided on recently and am quite excited to share with the group!). Please contact me for more information.
Registration is now open for True Strength: Working with Challenging Emotions and Self-Criticism using Compassion, Mindfulness, and Creativity.
This is a 10-week group program Read more ›
This year, the Avenstone Cutting Garden is open August 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 2 p.m. until dusk. View more information and directions.
The book, Treating Psychosis: A Clinician’s Guide to Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Approaches within the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Tradition, has been recently released. Read more ›
You can sign-up for this course on the Coursera website. It looks interesting and began last week. The course includes information from evolutionary psychology (a branch of psychology that influences compassion-focused therapy). Read more ›
February is Psychology Month.
In response to the Canadian Psychological Association’s invitation to do something this month to give psychology away, during the month of February, 2014, all guided meditations here at Inspiring Connections will be on sale.