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News and Teaching Schedule


Compassion Informed Change
Cree Nation Government
April 8-12, 2019
Montreal, Quebec

Mobilizing Intelligent Compassion to Build Relationship Safety
Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government and Nass Valley ICAT
March 19-20, 2019
Nass Valley, BC

Clinical Hypnosis for Health Professionals
Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BC Division)
March 9-10, 2019
Vancouver, BC

Positive Connections:Team Building and beyond
GP Crime Prevention
January 17-18, 2019
Grande Prairie, Alberta


How mindfulness and compassion promote excellence and well-being
Indigenous Peoples’ Justice: Reconciliation And Capacity Building Conference.
December 4-6, 2018
Ottawa, Ontario

CORE Living
Art & Mindfulness
March 19, 2018
Moving Forward Family Services and SFU
Surrey, BC

CORE Therapy: Compassionate Interventions for Ending Violence
March 13-14, 2018
Terrace, BC

Metaphors and Stories in Clinical Intervention
CSCH: Hypnosis: The Language of Change
February 18-19
Vancouver, BC

Mindfulness in Action: Compassionate Invitations to Responsibility and Well Being
CREE Nation Government
January 31-February 2
Mistissini, PQ

CORE Strategies for Success and Well-Being
Corporate Wellness Education – Rennie Group
January 19
Vancouver, BC


CORE Living: 8 Choices for Living Well
CREE Nation Government
December 7, 2017
Montreal PQ

CORE Living: 8 Choices for Living Well
BOOK LAUNCH – free public event
City University
3rd floor 789 W Pender Street, Vancouver
December 6, 2017 Vancouver, BC

Peak Performance for Everyday Life
Corporate Wellness Education – Beedie Group
November 20, 2017 Burnaby, BC

CORE Living
October 18, 2017
Vancouver, BC

The Art and Science of Influence
Corporate Wellness Education – Beedie Group
October 2, 2017 Burnaby, BC

CORE Wellness
GP Crime Prevention
September 25-26, 2017
Grande Prairie, Alberta

Improving Willpower and Motivation
Corporate Wellness Education – Beedie Group
September 18, 2017 Burnaby, BC

Intelligent Compassion: A CORE Treatment Model
Vancouver BC
August 28, 2017

The way of Compassion: Flourishing for the Mental Health Professionals & Compassionate Interventions for Ending Violence
US Navy – Naples
May 22-25, 2017
Naples, Italy

The Connection Imperative: What Compassion and Hypnosis Teach Us About Treating Violence and Trauma
April 29, 2017
CSCH Vancouver BC
for registration: http://www.hypnosis.bc.ca/training-opportunities/upcoming-workshops.html

Mobilizing Intelligent Compassion to End Violence
March 29, 2017
Changing the Trajectory…addressing the impact of sexual abuse and trauma across the lifespan.
Maple Ridge BC EVIR conference

Not Just a Bystander
Podacst released by Canadian Bar Association March 8

Q&A: Dr. Harry Stefanakis on preventing violence in the workplace
BY MARIANE GRAVELLE February 17, 2017


Introduction to Hypnosis
Beyond Self-Esteem: Developing A Success Orientation
February 25-26: Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis 2 day Training

Transforming Anger through Intelligent Compassion
February 6-7 Options – Surrey BC
Specialized training


Not Just a Bystander
Women’s Lawyer Forum – Podcast contributer
November 2, 2016

The podcasts will be available on cba.org on March 8, 2017.

Improving Willpower and Motivation
Corporate Wellness Education – Beedie Group
October 17, 2016 Burnaby, BC

The Art and Science of Influence: Mobilizing Intelligent Compassion
Knowledge Mobilization Summer School
Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario
August 15-17, 2016

Knowledge Mobilization Forum
June 28-29, 2016
Toronto, Ontario

Establishing Personal and Professional Boundaries through Intelligent Compassion
GP Crime Prevention
June 9-10, 2016
Grande Prairie, Alberta

Stress Management through Mindfulness
Corporate Wellness Education – Beedie Group
May 9, 2016 Burnaby, BC

Healthy Psychological Boundaries from a Mind-Body-Spirit Perspective
March 22-24, 2016
John Howard Society of GP
Grande Prairie, Alberta

The Connection Imperative: How Intelligent Compassion Promotes Excellence and Well-Being
February 10, 2016
Ontario Education Research Symposium – Provacative Speaker
Toronto Ontario

Compassion Informed Hypnosis Practice
January 20, 2016
Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BC Div)
Vancouver BC


December 7-8: Transforming Anger through Intelligent Compassion
Options – Surrey BC
Specialized training

November 18-Dec 2: Grounded Presence – mindfulness and self-hypnosis for health & success

The Grounded Presence seminar will focus on teaching practical skills related to mindfulness including present centered attention, acceptance of experiences, clarity about internal experiences and an increased ability to manage negative emotional states.

Additionally, practices of forgiveness and compassion will enhance your ability to let go of experiences that interfere with your ability to move forward in your life while self-hypnosis practices focused on building resources and creating a healthy future orientation will be taught to facilitate growth and forward momentum.

1055 West Broadway

2nd floor lounge

Dates and Time:

November 18, 25 & December 2

6pm- 7:30pm

Cost for the whole program: $250

Early registration Before October 30th: $200

Contact office to register by phone or email.

Mind Hacking Seminar Series: Improving your life, career and relationships by understanding how your mind and brain work.

In the Mind Hacking series of seminars you will learn:

• The strength and weakness of both the subconscious and conscious minds

• Simple and useful explanations about how your brain works

• How to use this information to overcome weaknesses and build on strengths

• Practical skills you can apply immediately

Mind Hacking Willpower seminar now open to the public

June 13, 2015



The Science of Persuasion and Compassionate Change Processes

Knowledge Mobilization Summer School

University of Guelph

August 17-19, 2015

Knowledge Mobilization Forum

May 13-15, 2015

Montreal, Quebec

Compassion and Strength Based Interventions for Ending Violence

Effective engagement of domestic violence offenders by physicians

April 17-18, 2015

Vanderhoof, BC

Mobilizing Intelligent Compassion in Group Therapy

April 13-14, 2015

Grande Prairie, Alberta

Domestic/Sexual Violence: A Workplace Issue

with Tracy Porteous (Ending Violence Association) and Ninu Kang (MOSAIC)

March 19, 2015

Surrey, BC

Seven Choices for Health and Well-Being

Rotary Club, West Vancouver BC

March 5, 2015

Knowledge Mobilization Leaders Forum (host)

January 8-9, 2015


Working with Male Perpetrators of Relationship Violence through Intelligent Compassion

September 17, 2014

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Surrey Campus

Sponsored by the Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships

Mobilizing Compassion

Institute of Knowledge Mobilization – June 9-10, 2014

Saskatoon, SK

Reaching the Heart of Violence

Two Day Training – May 29-30, 2014

Merritt, BC

The way of Compassion: Flourishing for the Mental Health Professionals & Compassionate Interventions for Ending Violence

US Navy – Whidbey Island

May 6-8, 2014

Whidbey Isand, Washington

Putting Compassion to Work with Victims and Offenders

Three Day Training – May 1-2 &16, 2014

Surrey, BC

Corporate Mindfulness Meditation Training

& Peak Performance for Life and Work

Starting March 3rd – Monday Mornings – Rennie Group

*Please contact the office if your company would like specialized corporate education and training to improve the wellness and performance of your employees.*

Compassionate Approaches to Ending Violence

Two Day Training – February 15-16, 2014

Vanderhoof, BC

Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BC Div)


February 8 & 9, 2014

Robson Square, Vancouver

Registration: http://www.hypnosis.bc.ca/training-opportunities/upcoming-workshops.html


Anger and Emotion Management Group (Designed and Supervised by Dr. Harry Stefanakis)

Purpose Society

Registration for September 16, 2013 group: Raj Rai at 604-526-2522

Hypnosis Essentials (with Dr. L Kuttner and Dr. M Lloyd)

June 2013

Registration: Closed

Compassionate Approaches to Ending Violence

Allies for Change

May16-17 Portland Oregon

Registration: Closed

Trance-Forming Anger and Abuse

CDVC Toronto Ontario

Registration: Closed


  • Forgiveness and Letting Go: A Mind-Body Process
  • Peak Performance for Everyday Life
  • Living with Courage and Compassion in the Modern World
  • The Spirit of Change: The Mind-Body and Spirit of Change Processes
  • Hypnosis for Traumatic Experiences
  • Compassion, Language and Change
  • Mindful and Compassionate Responses to Violence
  • The Invisible Parent: Exploring the Nurturing Father