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Circle of Practice Winter 2024: Deepening in Mindfulness and Compassion

January 11, 2024 - April 7, 2024


An 8 week Circle of Practice: Deepening in Mindfulness and Compassion is a supportive therapeutic environment in which to nurture your mental health wellbeing through mindfulness and compassion skills development guided by a registered clinical health psychologist.

About this event

This Circle of Practice: Deepening Your Practice in Mindfulness & Compassion group is an experiential mindfulness and compassion community of practice group for anyone who wishes to care for their mental health by exploring mindfulness and compassion skills in a supportive community.  This group intends to help you prevent burnout in your work and supports you in responding to life whole-heartedly a continually changing and challenging world.

Deepening Your Practice in Mindfulness and Compassion may be particularly helpful for those wanting to apply what they have learned in prior courses to specific challenges in their lives such as

  • shame,
  • anxiety,
  • pleasing others,
  • perfectionism,
  • overcontrol, worry, and excessive self comparison,
  • motivating with compassion, dealing with competition, and
  • building psychological flexibility, overcoming rigid standards,
  • assertiveness, self-confidence,
  • caregiver fatigue,
  • developing a positive outlook,
  • managing anger
  • and more.

Who Should Attend

Participants who have attended teaching with Dr. Sogge or other teachers in MSC, MBSR, MBCT or mindfulness.


8 weeks

Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, (no group on the 15) 22, 29, March 7, 2024


$ 795 NO HST

Course 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

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 prior to the last program session

All participants must attend 80% of sessions to qualify for a certificate of completion

An invoice will be provided upon completion for this group activity under the clinician’s name and license number. If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers (e.g. Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Naturopath) and that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question (sometimes there are restrictions on the particular services covered by a given health profession). Please confirm that profession is covered by your insurance and that the program is not an excluded service for that profession. Insurance receipts will be issued during the final session of the program.



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January 11, 2024
April 7, 2024


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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