Toronto: BREATHE | Self-Compassion

Date and Time

Starts:08/05/2021 5:00 PM

Ends:08/05/2021 7:00 PM

Event Type: ENGs




FREE HRPA Members Only OR Donate $5


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This past year has been difficult. The pandemic has challenged all of us in ways we never could have imagined prior. Between lockdowns, isolation, and a variety of increased demands and pressures, many of us are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.

We have been so focused on sacrifice and taking care of others that we have overlooked our own needs. In our time together we will explore the science of kindness and self-compassion. In order to stay healthy and to prevent burnout we must take the time to give back to ourselves. And we can accomplish this by focusing more on building resilience and practicing self-compassion. Bottom line: It is essential to care for ourselves so we have the energy to continue giving to others. This presentation will provide you with tools and strategies to help you take the time to care for yourself. In this informative session you will learn:


  • The importance of self-compassion
  • How to become increasingly resilient
  • A toolkit of best practices for self-care


5:00-5:30 PM Networking
5:30 PM Intro and Welcome
5:40 Speaker Presentation
6:40 Q&A

Learning & Giving back! As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!

Registration Difficulties or Questions? Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Tammy Williams

Speaker bio(s)
Laurie Flasko, Training Consultant, Speaker

With 25 years experience in customer service training, leadership development, and team building, Laurie Flasko is a certified trainer, speaker and executive coach. She works with organizations who want to "WOW" their customers, build high performing teams and leaders, and create kind cultures where people love to work. Her customer experience programs have been recognized by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. She co-authored Bullying is Not a Game: A Parents' Survival Guide. AND she is currently studying at Stanford University in the Applied Compassion Academy. Laurie lives in Niagara with her husband Less and LOVES to spend time with her family. She can't wait to travel the world and to see you all in person one day soon.