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TOPIC: Mindful Self Compassion for Health Professionals 
SPEAKER: Rachael Frankford  

DATE: Thursday, May 28, 2015
TIME: 12 noon – 1:30 pm
LOCATION: 519 Church Street Community Centre

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ABOUT THE SUBJECT: As health care workers we are drawn to our profession through a great desire to help others and relieve suffering. While we are skilled at providing compassionate support to others, many of us are less skilled at offering compassion to ourselves. This talk will explore the concept of mindful self compassion and how it can help prevent burnout and the effects of chronic stress in the workplace. Through experiential practices and brief guided meditations we will learn how we can develop the skill of self compassion as a way of being more present and relaxed in our work lives.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Rachael Frankford is a psychotherapist/social worker working at St. Michael’s Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry and in private practice. She specializes in mindfulness based interventions for mental health and working with groups. In 2013 she received a Bell Mental Health grant, which helped her to create the Mindful Awareness Stabilization Training program (

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Casey House HIV/AIDS & Mental Health: The Series

Capacity building, knowledge exchange and education for health care professionals and HIV/AIDS service providers.

HIV/AIDS is a dynamic and highly challenging disease, and Casey House remains committed to working together with our communities to provide superb and compassionate care. Drawing from our community of experts, both locally and internationally, Casey House plays a leading role in the Toronto community of AIDS service organizations in putting together conferences, workshops and symposiums in order to further our collective understanding of HIV/AIDS.