It is often easier to be compassionate towards others than ourselves, especially when caregiving for loved ones with addictions. However, we cannot give and give endlessly, without replenishing ourselves. If we give out more than we receive then, bitterness, anger, shame, guilt, and judgment take hold. Eventually, we reach a wall and no longer have the energy to give to others let alone to ourselves.
A truly compassionate heart must first master the devotion of compassionate self-care and, then, the compassionate care of others. The Compassionate Self-Care Support Group is a source of support and authentic communication for those caring for loved ones with addictions.
The group allows for compassionate listening and caring for one another. By taking time to journey into and recharge our physical and energy bodies, we empower the unified heart field of unconditional love, infinite wisdom, safety, and peace, to guide all of our thoughts and actions towards compassionate self-care and the care of others.
Addiction is driven by family dysfunctional dynamics. The suffering occurs on 3 levels: the person with addiction, the caregivers, and the members of the family. The boundaries and emotional needs of all the levels require healing and compassionate communication. Opportunities to communicate through love and understanding, rather than through anger, pain, shame, and guilt are often non-existent due to the lack of awareness of our own wounding and unresolved emotional issues. If we can learn to go within and bear witness to our own wounding, we can take steps to heal through compassionate self-care. When we heal ourselves, we help to shift and heal our relationships. This group is a safe holding place for this practice of self-examination, discernment, and compassionate self-care.
Kundalini yoga practice and group work is an essential part of this process. It helps to discharge the memory of trauma, strengthens the nervous system, balances the glandular system, and harmonizes the energy systems of the body.
Ongoing workshops will be offered for further learning and healing on the path of compassionate self-care. Workshops are composed of level l (4 weekly classes) and Level II (4 weekly classes)
Basantdeep is an Addiction Counselor, Certified Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, Certified KRI Kundalini and Classical Yoga instructor, Hormone Yoga Therapist, Rei-Ki Practitioner, Beyond Addiction Instructor/Trainer and Healthy Breast
Educator. Basantdeep completed the Beyond Addiction training with Sat Dharam Kaur in 2008 and has been using it to help individuals conquer addictive behaviours. She teaches aspects of the program the program at Vitanova Foundation Treatment Center in Woodbridge and at the Medical Withdrawal Unit at CAMH (Center for Addiction and Mental Health) in Toronto, as well as in her private practice.
As a certified Healthy Breast Educator, Basantdeep assists women in recovering from breast cancer through teaching the Healthy Breast Program designed by Sat Dharam Kaur ND. Basantdeep also provides training and classes for women interested in hormonal balance, improved fertility and menopausal symptoms management.
Her private practice is based in Innisfil, Ontario.
Sri Kirti Radha has had a lifelong fascination with consciousness and understanding the various states of consciousness, which we experience throughout our lives. As with any suffering, trauma, or pain, addiction is an altered state of consciousness that needs to be understood with compassion rather than judgement and criticism. To be able to do so, we must first bring compassion, love and understanding to our own states of consciousness. Sri Kirti Radha has sought to unite her love of humanity with her passion for neuroscience, yoga, and consciousness. In doing so, she has collaborated with Basantdeep to establish the BA Compassionate Self-Care Support Group.
Compassionate Self-Care Support Group:
The investment is $80 CAD for every 4 week block, or $30 for a drop-in session.
Included in the price is both the Monday yoga, and the Wednesday support group.
Lecture & Yoga Practice: Monday 11:00am to 12:30pm EST: 4 week blocks (Level 1 & Level 2)
Support Group Times: Wednesday 7:30pm to 9:00pm EST
Schedule for Summer 2021
Level 1 Yoga Schedule: May 10, 17, 24, 31
Level 2 Yoga Schedule: June 7, 14, 21, 28
Level 1: July 5, 12, 19, 26
Level 2: August 2, 9, 16, 23
Level 1: August 30, Sept 6, 16, 20
Level 2: Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18
You can optionally send an e-transfer to [email protected] of the amount, or use the buttons below to check out through Paypal.
Drop-In: $30 per class (Monday yoga and Wednesday free drop-in group)
Monthly: $80 per block of 4 week
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“To contact the deeper truth of who we are, we must engage in some activity or practice that questions what we assume to be true about ourselves.”
~ A. H. Almaas