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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.

Events with Dr. Kristy Williams MD

Mindful Self-Compassion for Anxiety Online Series
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…

Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills
October 19 - 20, 2024

We invite you to join us for this weekend retreat and immersion into the core principles and practices of mindful self-compassion, so you can learn to better relate to and care for yourself, both physically and emotionally. The venue, Bethlehem Centre, offers beautiful gardens and forests, peaceful trails, a mindful walking labyrinth and nourishing whole foods. It will hold us beautifully while together we take a deep dive into mindfulness and self-compassion practice. Self-compassion—an emotional skill that can be learned by everyone—is all about treating ourselves with the same kindness and understanding as we would treat a good friend. Burgeoning…

Find Space, Breathe & Reconnect
December 8, 2024

Taking time for retreat offers us the opportunity to step out of our daily routines to reconnect with and care for our innermost selves. This half day retreat will be held on the beautiful grounds of Bethlehem Centre on Westwood Lake in Nanaimo, B.C. Together we will meet and settle into our circle and ourselves. We will guide you with meditations and practices that can help you to reconnect with your breath, your body and your innate self-compassion. This program is for adults only with some previous mindfulness and/or self-compassion experience. Please bring a journal/notebook for reflection, a yoga mat…