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Restorative by Nature: Mindful Compassion Practice – Summer 2021 (Closed)

Venue: Hybrid - with the option to participate in-person outdoors (near Sydenham, Ontario) or by connecting virtually online

Date: August 5th, 2021

Workshop presented: Restorative by Nature: Mindful Compassion Practice (Group Therapy Sessions)

I am accepting participants for the mindful compassion practice group therapy sessions.

This semi-closed/semi-open group is designed to offer a supportive environment for you to connect with yourself, with others, and with nature, and to practice various mindfulness, compassion, self-compassion, stabilization, and resourcing practices in a structured, guided way within each session.

The mindful compassion practice group sessions are offered online, as well as in a hybrid format when weather and pandemic conditions permit. In the hybrid format, some participants join virtually via video alongside other participants who participate in-person on-site. (Currently, all on-site sessions are occurring outdoors.)

Sessions are 1 hour, 30 minutes in length. Participants are asked to bring a sketchbook to each session, along with some basic drawing/writing supplies (e.g.,. pen(s), pencil crayons, oil pastels and/or markers….).

Pre-requisites

-openness and motivation toward engaging in these restorative and resourcing focused practices with others in a group setting

-at least some degree of comfort and sense of safeness/okayness with engaging in guided mindfulness and compassion-focused practices, both in general and in a group setting

-the ability and commitment to contribute to our collective work as a group to create of a group environment that is welcoming, peaceful, respectful, gentle, and nourishing.

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Photograph by Tracy Riley.