• CAD $330.00 – Program Price

The cost is $55.00. Please enter your MSP upon registration. For guests who are out of province/country and don't have a BC Medical Number, the cost would be $330.00. Program fees are non-refundable.

Date & Time Details:
Join us online Monday September 16th for six weeks
Timing is from 7:00 - 8:30 pm PST

Location: Online

Address: 2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Contact: Victoria

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Mindful Self-Compassion for Anxiety Online Series

With Victoria Pawlowski M.Ed., R.C.C. and Dr. Kristy Williams MD

September 16 - October 21, 2024

Mindful Self-Compassion is a resource and a skill that can help improve our emotional well-being, improve our ability to cope with life’s challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, promote healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and lead to more satisfying personal relationships.

Cultivating self-compassion can fundamentally shift how we relate to ourselves and our anxiety. Instead of meeting challenges with self-blame and criticism, we can learn to care for ourselves as much as we would care for someone we love. We can learn to bring kind and mindful attention to our experiences (thoughts, emotions, and sensations) and a sense of love and care to ourselves, right amid difficult situations.

Research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are resources that can reduce anxiety, depression, and stress while at the same time improving life satisfaction, relationships, and health habits.

What to expect
This program is highly experiential.  In each class, we will present some theory and introduce a new practice to try.  You will have the opportunity to experience the practice for yourself and then self-reflect individually, as well as in small groups if comfortable (optional).  We ask that participants keep their video monitor and their microphone muted during sessions (unless speaking to the group).

The classes will not be recorded to protect confidentiality.



Because we are committed to co-creating a safe and compassionate learning environment. To help create that environment attendance is required for the first session. If you cannot make the first session please let us know so we can offer your spot to someone on our waiting list. Each week builds on the learning of the learning of previous weeks and we ask that participants commit to attending at least 5 out of 6 sessions.


Note to BC residents

The program is covered under the BC Medical Services Plan and is offered to adult BC residents who provide us with their full name (as listed on MSP care), MSP number, and birthdate.  A small non-refundable admin fee is charged. For those with a valid BC Medical Services Number, there will be an area in our registration form for you to enter your health number, birth date, and full name as it appears on your card. When you enter this information the cost of the program will be reduced to the admin fee only.


Victoria Pawlowski M.Ed., R.C.C.
Victoria is a registered clinical counsellor and certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher who has been practising, studying and teaching MSC at Bethlehem since 2014. She is grateful for her co-teachers, mentors and all the participants who have shared this path of learning to turn towards our difficult experiences with the balm of self-compassion. Victoria is passionate about contributing to a more compassionate world through the development of personal skills and resources that can help us our include ourselves in our big arms of compassion for others.
Learn more about Victoria Pawlowski M.Ed., R.C.C.
Dr. Kristy Williams MD
Kristy is a teacher of mindful self-compassion family physician and parent who is continually humbled by the breadth of being human in these times. She is passionate about learning and sharing in community and finds MSC skills essential for her personal well being. She offers one on one care as a physician and has offered programs since 2018 to the public (specifically to those training and working in health care.) She has trained in trauma-sensitive mindfulness, embodied practice, attending to grief and socially engaged Buddhism and strives to integrate and embody these concepts into her teaching.
Learn more about Dr. Kristy Williams MD