Guided Practice in Mindful Self-Compassion – An Experiential Introductory Session for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Georgina Robinson, PhD, Certified School Psychologist/ Principal
Principal, Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD)

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Guided Practice in Mindful Self-Compassion – An Experiential Introductory Session for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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Level Introductory
For Parents and Caregivers
Autism-specific? No
Co-sponsored by

This workshop is partially funded by the Government of Canada's Emergency Support Fund and the Vancouver Foundation.

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About the Event

Caregivers at risk of compassion fatigue are often advised to engage in greater self-care. This is useful, however, when supporting a child with autism or other special needs, it is also important to learn how to remain present when life is difficult without becoming overwhelmed. This is where MSC can help. Co-developed by two psychologists, one specializing in clinical therapy (Dr. Christopher Gilbert) and the other a research psychologist and mother of a child with Autism (Dr. Kristen Neff), this evidence-based program is proven to increase resilience and emotional coping and decrease psychological distress (e.g., anxiety, depression). Dr. Robinson, a trained MSC teacher (qualified by the Center for Mindful Self Compassion), will introduce MSC by guiding participants through practices including brief meditations, and small group interactive exercises.

Please note you must attend "Combating Compassion Fatigue for Families and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs" to be eligible to register for this workshop. Limited seats are available, so register early if you are interested in participating.

 

About the Presenter

Georgina has a doctoral degree in educational and counselling psychology from the University of British Columbia. She is the Principal of the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) and is an adjunct faculty member at UBC. Georgina has over 20 years of clinical experience supporting both adults and children and is committed to supporting caregivers who are at risk for compassion fatigue. Georgina has had training, supervision and experience and is considered a qualified teacher in several evidence-based mindfulness-based interventions including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT; Oxford University Mindfulness Centre) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC, Center for Mindful Self-Compassion). Georgina’s work with families who have children with ASD is informed both by her professional qualifications as well as her lived experience as a parent of two boys, one with ASD.

Workshop Schedule

9:30 - 10:30 Session 1
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45 Session 2
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 Session 3
1:30 - 1:45 Break
1:45 - 2:45 Session 4

Cost/Fund/Bursaries

This is a free event, made possible by our generous sponsors.