Cultivating Self Compassion

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

What is Cultivating Self Compassion? 

Cultivating Self Compassion is a support group for students 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

Group activities include discussions, experiential exercises, meditation and at-home practices. 

Where does it take place?

Sessions will take place over Zoom.

Summer 2021 Schedule

May 25 to June 29

Monday Unavailable
Tuesday 2:30 - 4:00pm
Wednesday Unavailable
Thursday Unavailable
Friday Unavailable

How do I join? 

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

Upcoming Session

About the Facilitators

Sarah Parkes

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.