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Marcia Burton is offering a series of workshops through the Star of the Sea. Each workshop is organized around a theme that naturally arises in relationship. Her intention is to facilitate a community of people who are interested in cultivating self-awareness, building kindness and friendship, and learning skills to support others to do the same.

Together, we will create a gentle, quiet place to connect with ourselves and with others in a way that will stimulate gratitude, appreciation and joy, enhancing our sense of well-being. Marcia will guide us in a short silent meditation followed by exercises in pairs/small groups to support a compassionate listening practice. Everyone is welcome.

This workshop draws from the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training and the Hakomi method. No experience is required…..only an openness to connect with yourself and others. Marcia Burton is a Hakomi Trainer and MSC Teacher, and a Registered Clinical Counsellor, in private practice for 25 years.

Hakomi is a word from the Hopi language, meaning, “How do I stand in relation to these many realms”.  The creator of the Hakomi Method, Ron Kurtz, spent over 40 years refining this method and received a Lifetime Achievement Award and honourary degree from the American Association of Body-Psychotherapists. Marcia Burton has been a student of Hakomi for 25 years and worked closely with Ron Kurtz for the last 5 years of his life.

Star of the Sea requests registration for this event. Please register by clicking on the link below. Some browsers disable the clickable link; in that case send an email to to register. 

Cost: $25, payable at the beginning of the session by cash or cheque made out to “Anglican Parish of SSI”. Pyament in advance by Interac e-transfer to Please write “STAR of the SEA” in the message box. No security question is needed. 

Participants are asked to bring indoor footwear (slippers, socks, whatever) since shoes are removed at the door. Please bring your own drinking water since the potable water system isn't available in the church at present. 

Click here to register.