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OCASI workshop: Using Compassionate Mind Training to Respond to Difficult Emotions

The OCASI Mental Health Promotion Project (MHP) is pleased to invite you to the upcoming workshop: Using Compassionate Mind Training to Respond to Difficult Emotions

Compassionate Mind Training focuses on developing and enhancing our abilities to respond to emotional difficulties with warmth, kindness and skill, whether it be our own difficulties or the difficulties of others.

Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to explore the meaning of compassionate responding and participate in experiential exercises that have been developed to help us engage in this way more consistently.

About the Trainer

Greg Samuelson is a Registered Nurse and a Registered Psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience in the mental health field working in various inpatient and outpatient settings. He currently works in a Complex General Psychiatry Clinic, at The Mindfulness Clinic in Toronto, and at his private practice GPS Psychotherapy. Greg has training in CFT, CBT, DBT, IPT, CPT, and Mindfulness-based therapies. His current practice focuses on using Compassion Focused Therapy in individual psychotherapy. Greg was a founding member of the Canadian Network - Compassion-Focused Therapy - Réseau Canadien. He facilitates an online CFT peer consultation group and in-person CFT meetings for therapists in Toronto. He also provides supervision and consultation for therapists interested in learning to use the model of CFT with their clients. Greg also practices and teaches in the Korean Ganhwasoen (Koan Zen) tradition. He received Dharma Transmission from his teacher in 2013. Greg has attended retreats with teachers from various Buddhist traditions.

You will be provided a Zoom link to access the workshop 24 hours before the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Caley Cross at:


Event Details

Date & time -
Mode Online 2 min. read