7:00PM EST to 9:00PM EST

Caring for Others Without Losing Yourself: Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training

(Module 1 - November 15th)


Working in the healthcare system has been especially challenging these last few years. To address this need, AHPA is pleased to sponsor the workshop, Caring for Others Without Losing Yourself: Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training, also known as the Self-Compassion Training for Healthcare Communities (SCHC). This 6-hr evidence-based training is the empirically supported program of Dr. Kristin Neff at UT Austin and Dr. Chris Germer at Harvard Medical School. This training has been shown to decrease depression, stress, and burnout, and increase self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, and job satisfaction. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the key components of self-compassion and mindfulness and how they can be integrated into your role as a healthcare professional.
  • Explain the difference between empathy and compassion and utilize strategies to avoid emotional exhaustion.
  • Practice techniques to increase self-compassion at work and everyday life.
  • Practice at least one skill from each module to care for yourself emotionally while caring for others experiencing difficulties.


Monique Mercier is a psychological associate who is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and a certified teacher of the Mindful Self- Compassion groups through the Centre of Mindful Self- Compassion. She is also the owner of Kindful Psychology Services in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Monique is passionate about creating trauma-sensitive spaces for individuals to understand and relate to themselves with more kindness and acceptance.


Bryan MacLeod is a Pain Medicine Consultant and a former Medical Director for Chronic Pain and Palliative Care Programs. He cut his teeth as a rural family doc in Marathon Ontario after graduating CCFP family medicine back in The Dark Ages. Bryan is a recovering over-achiever and humble Mindful Self-Compassion enthusiast; melding his passion for a life in medicine with a need for all of us to have a healthier balanced way forward. 
Workshop Information

This 6-hour Zoom workshop is divided into three 2-hour modules:
  1. November 15th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm EST
  2. November 22nd from 7:00 - 9:00 pm EST
  3. November 29th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm EST
Please see the bottom of this page for the weekly Mindful Self-Compassion module content.

These sessions will not be recorded to protect the privacy of the attendees.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in workshop evaluation research that has been approved by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine Research Ethics Board. More information will be provided by the workshop instructors.

While free to AHPA members, the workshop is a $285/person value and is only possible through the generous support of our two sponsors, Biojamp and Celltrion Healthcare.


The MSC workshop has MainPro accreditation (6 credits).

For this interactive workshop a cap has been set at 40 registrants. Registration is on a First Come, First Served basis. Given the limited seat availability, please register only if you are certain that you can attend all three weekly modules.

To register, please send us an email with your name and the email address you use for your AHPA membership, i.e., the email address with which you received notification about this workshop. CLICK HERE to send us your email registration information. Following receipt of your email, within a few days you will receive a confirmation email indicating that you are either registered or on the cancellation list. 

Weekly SCHC Module Content

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