Finding Your Place in the Circle of Care
It is within our human nature to care … so why is it so difficult at times?
This workshop explores how we can evoke greater energy, steadiness and joy in any given moment through a balanced relationship with our personal and interpersonal caring. We’ll learn, breath by breath, to counterbalance the despair, fatigue, and indifference that may sometimes set in when we give too much.
Choose your price (USD):
$240 (Lend a hand)
$160 (Need a hand)
*This course is currently on hiatus. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
We are each subject to so much suffering in our society these days, whether our own, the suffering of our loved ones, or those of the global collective. Without the clarity of mindfulness and the warmth of self-compassion, chronic overwhelm and resentment are all-too-real possibilities. Understanding our shared human needs and our individual limitations can enable us to stay loving and present. By including oneself in the flow of compassion, we more easefully stay present with ourselves and others through both the easy and difficult times.
This course is designed for:
Anyone who struggles with finding balance in their caring in any capacity: parents, counselors, teachers, clinicians, children of aging parents, chaplains, etc. This class also supports those who do advocacy work for the environment, animals, and more.
Participating in this workshop, you will learn to “breathe underwater” throughout your workday or everyday life using self-compassion and mindfulness tools.
- Reconnect to the values that give your life and work meaning;
- Learn ways to be careful with the gift of your caring;
- Cultivate receptive, compassionate listening to yourself and others;
- Explore personal practices for rest and restoration;
- Nourish the qualities that are helpful to sustain your caring;
- Learn the power of the pause to shift from pain to a caring response that will truly serve.
- Deepen your understanding of the nature of caring;
- Embrace our limitations as being just one human being!
- Name and respect the grief which can arise naturally in caring.
The design of this workshop is a compassionate response to our often too-fast-paced world. It is experiential, with the emphasis on each participant being in choice and exploring their unique form of caring — the qualities that help, and those that may no longer serve. The container — shared with like-minded, courageous, caring, flawed, yet wonderful humans — can be such an alchemy in itself.
Tina has offered this workshop to healthcare workers, psychiatrists, climate activists, and others, all in service of more sustainable caring.
The workshop includes three 2.5-hour weekly sessions plus a private, 30-minute mentoring session with Tina.
Meet the Teacher
Tina Gibson, CMSC Teacher Trainer, CDP Team Teacher
Tina Gibson is a brave and vulnerable human being. She is a lifelong student of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), which brought her to being a teacher, teacher trainer, mentor and co-teacher within the CDP. Her teachings bring understanding, humour, warmth and honesty, coming from years of teaching and practicing compassion-based mindfulness and working within our health system.
“I have learned and continue to learn about being careful with my caring. I am caring by nature, yet was never taught how to include myself in the mix. So I burnt out in numerous caring professions and in numerous caring for loved ones in everyday life. Each has left their sweet mark and brought me to this place where, with great humility, I feel I have a few stories to share and some wisdom that has been honed along the way. I look forward to hearing your stories and practicing MSC as we grow and learn together the artfulness of caring. With loving connection, Tina”