Self-Compassion for Counsellors: An antidote to the inner-critic

Rapidly expanding research shows mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with reduced anxiety, depression and stress, improved emotional wellbeing, maintenance of healthy lifestyle habits and satisfying personal relationships. In this short session, you will learn the basic components of how to apply mindful self-compassion to your life and experience the profound benefits especially when it comes to dealing with the difficult emotion of shame.

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation or self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.

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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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  • Esquimalt High School
    Lisa Baylis

    Lisa Baylis has been sharing wellbeing strategies for the last 20 years. A natural born connector with an innate ability to make people feel valued and heard, she is an instructor, a counsellor, a facilitator, and a mother. Lisa is a published author of Self-Compassion for Educators as well as, the creator of the AWE Method — Awakening the Wellbeing for Educators — which merges self-care, mindfulness, and self-compassion.

    Lisa has a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. She has taught internationally and locally. Much of her vast teaching experience was gained in classrooms across British Columbia — from Fort St. John to the Comox Valley. Currently, she is a high school counsellor in the Greater Victoria School District.