“What I like best about the retreat is the depth of knowledge of the teachers”

“The retreat reminded me of the stillness inside, of what’s important in my work life and personal life”

“The retreat benefited my ability to recognize when I am overwhelmed by lack of control and providing energy to those in my life”

“The retreat brought a sense of calm to my day and helped me recharge to be able to continue providing compassion to others”

“The retreat benefited me by cultivating self-compassion, to be more compassionate, more present for colleagues and patients at work and friends and family at home”



– Retreat Testimonials



FEB. 20, 2021

ONLINE RETREAT: Cultivating Self-Compassion

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For event details and to register please visit our EVENTBRITE page.



ONLINE EVENT: Mindful Self Compassion 9 Week Program


“Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness”

Mud & Lotus Wellness would like to invite you to participate in a virtual (ZOOM) offering of the Mindful Self-Compassion program.


Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a “proven way to accept yourself, build inner strength, and thrive.” In a time when we all need something to hold us up in the flood of life and world challenges, MSC can support us to navigate it all with more ease by starting with compassion for our own challenges and difficulties! 

MSC is an empirically supported 9 session program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. This program was developed by Dr. Christopher Germer, PhD, a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Dr. Kristen Neff, PhD, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion. 

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It fosters emotional strength and resilience, allowing one to admit to ones shortcomings, motivating oneself with kindness, forgiving oneself as needed, transforming empathy fatigue into wholehearted engagement with others and being oneself more authentically. The intention of this program is to support participants in building their well-being, resilience, and self- compassion tool box in order to meet life’s difficulties with more ease and kindness. 


INTAKE INTERVIEWS: To be scheduled via video conferencing with each participant upon registration. 

* PLEASE NOTE that intake interviews will be scheduled with each individual participant at a time that is convnient for the participant and both facilitators – participation in the program is dependent on your ability to attend the intake interview. Final registration for the program will be confirmed upon the completion of the intake interview. Following the intake interview reimbursement will be made available if required*

  • January 7 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm | Session 1
  • January 14 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm | Session 2
  • January 21 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm | Session 3
  • January 28 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm | Session 4 
  • February 4| 6:00 – 8:30 pm | Session 5
  • February 11 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm | Session 6 
  • February 18 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm | Retreat
  • February 25| 6:00 – 8:30 pm | Session 7
  • March 4 |6:00 – 8:30 pm | Session 8


To register please go to our EVENTBRITE page

Registartion deadline – December 18, 2020

***Full refunds will be available up until the registration deadline of ***


Program activities:

  • Discussion of a variety of topics on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion 
  • Experiential exercises
  • Informal and formal Meditation practices
  • Small group interactions
  • Home practices

Learning expectations:

  • Practicing mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
  • Managing caregiver fatigue
  • Exploring the research and science behind self-compassion
  • Using self-compassion to live according to your values
  • Managing difficult emotions 
  • Motivating yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Working with challenging relationships
  • Practicing savouring and self-appreciation
  • Explore practicing in a silent retreat setting 


This program is designed for anyone. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in MSC. 

 This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher. 


MSC participants must purchase The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook prior to starting the program as part of the course material. The Workbook can be purchased through Amazon.

MSC participants are asked to practice mindfulness and self-compassion at home for up to ½ hour per day during the course. In order to recieve a certificate of completion participants can miss no more than 2 sessions. 


Insurance Coverage: If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers (e.g. Social Worker) and that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question (sometimes there are restrictions on the particular services covered by a given health profession). Insurance receipts will be issued during the final session of the program.

****In order to move forward with the group a minimum of 10 participants will be required. In the event of low registration a decision will be made by Dec. 20, 2020.  Registered participants will be entitled to a full refund and will be notified via email of any cancelation****