Cultivating Self Compassion

Build the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion in order to enhance emotional well-being.


Participants must be able to self-reflect without becoming easily overwhelmed. 

Cultivating Self Compassion:

What is Cultivating Self Compassion? 

Cultivating Self Compassion is a support group for students to build the skills of mindfulness and self- compassion in order to enhance emotional well- being. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore and develop self compassion practices that will help them meet challenges with more kindness, care and understanding.

If you experience self-criticism, low self-worth, perfectionism, burnout, low self-motivation, challenging relationships, and difficulties managing stress, consider joining this support group.

How does it work?

We will explore topics such as:

  • self-compassion
  • mindfulness
  • managing difficult emotions
  • cultivating gratitude
  • core values

Program activities include discussions, experiential exercises, meditation and home practices. Some of the topics we will explore include: self-compassion, mindfulness, managing difficult emotions, cultivating gratitude, and core values.

Who is it for? 

This group is ideal for people who experience self-criticism, low self-worth, perfectionism, burn-out, low self-motivation, challenging relationships, and difficulties managing stress. 


Call our front desk at 778-782-4615 and ask for a screening appointment with Sarah Parkes.

For more information or questions regarding the group, feel free to email Sarah Parkes at

Spring 2022 Schedule

Sessions will be held via Zoom.

February 8 - March 15

Tuesdays 2:30pm -4:15pm

Check out Upcoming Session for any updated times or changes to the sessions.


Upcoming Session

About the Facilitators

Sarah Parkes

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Sarah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a MA degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University. Sarah is committed to providing her clients with a collaborative, safe and nurturing space that honors their unique experiences, culture, histories, and identity. Sarah is passionate about helping her clients recognize their personal strengths, cultivate a more compassionate relationship with themselves, and develop key skills and strategies that will help them address their concerns and move towards their unique personal goals.