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Monthly Community of Practice: Deepening in Mindfulness and Compassion

September 6, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - May 2, 2025 @ 8:00 pm

Join the Monthly Community of Practice to deepen in Mindfulness and Compassion meditation. We will meet the first Friday of each month September 2024 to May 2025.

The Community of Practice: Deepening in Mindfulness and Compassion is a supportive  environment in which to nurture your  mindfulness and compassion skills development guided by a registered professional mindfulness teacher who is also a clinical health psychologist. THIS ACTIVITY IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR INSURANCE COVERAGE.

A portion of proceeds are donated to the support of Indigenous led language and culture revitalization projects.

Tickets will be required for each session. Tickets are non-transferable to other dates.

About this event

The Community of Practice: Deepening Your Practice in Mindfulness & Compassion group is an experiential mindfulness and compassion group for anyone who wishes to explore mindfulness and compassion skills in a supportive community.  This practice sessions intend to help you prevent burnout in your work and to support you in responding to life whole-heartedly a continually changing and challenging world.

Community of Practice may be particularly helpful for those wanting to deepen their mindfulness and compassion practice and apply what they have learned in prior 8 week courses to challenges in their lives.

Who Should Attend

Participants who have attended 8 week courses with Dr. Sogge or other teachers in MSC, MBSR, MBCT or who have been introduced to mindfulness through and app or online course and wish to deepen their practice and integration of mindfulness into their everyday life.


First Friday of the Month September 2024 to May 2025


$40 plus HST per session – register on Eventbrite here

First class fee includes access to the free ORIMH online community and a private circle of practice community online.


Meditation room at Ottawa River Integrative Mental Health Office

201 McLeod Street unit 100 centrally located in downtown Ottawa , Ontario

Online option available upon request

Link to register: COMING SOON

Your Teacher:

Dr Kimberly Sogge PhD CPsych is a registered clinical health psychologist and certified mindfulness and compassion teacher (IMTA, CMSC) with 18 years of dedicated experience as a practitioner of insight, compassion and nature-based meditation. She has had the benefit of skilled in person practice, training and mentoring from esteemed secular meditation teachers such as Jon Kabat Zinn, Kristin Neff, and Mark Coleman as well as with monastics and lay teachers from both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions. Kimberly combines her lived experience of personal transformation through meditation and contemplative practice in nature with 30+ years of training and experience as a psychotherapist and psychologist. She draws from trauma-informed, somatic, internal family systems, compassion focused, and contextual behavioral science perspectives to create containers for re-alignment, transformation and renewed love for self and the living world in her courses and retreats. She specializes in work with burnout and stress in high performers, specifically physicians, and welcomes all who suffer from perfectionism and control to find liberation and compassionate self leadership.

Other Details:

Insurance receipts will not be available as this is not a psychological service




Ottawa River Integrative Mental Health Inc.
(613) 656-3331
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Ottawa River Integrative
201 McLeod
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0Z9 Canada
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