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Self-Awareness: The Strength Within Us: March 2024


Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - Wednesday, March 27, 2024

6:30 PM - 9 PM (Weekly)

Online via Zoom  

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To own oneself you must know yourself.

This workshop is full. Please contact us to be added to the waitlist. 

This training is exclusively for Early Care and Learning Practitioners.

In this experiential workshop, participants will get to know themselves, their inner critic and have a better understanding of their thoughts, feelings, behaviours, values, needs and how to have them met. 

Self-aware individuals know what is within their control and what isn’t, they know their blind spots, where they have opportunity for growth, and how to create healthy boundaries. They understand their triggers, they are curious about themselves and can honestly see how they are doing emotionally, spiritually, physically, and mentally and how and where to give more attention. 

They understand how they react to stress, what makes them happy, they are able to listen to their bodies and read their physical cues, they have greater control over their lives. 

Dr. Gabor Mate says, “we may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world.” 

Using a variety of tools, activities, self-reflective and somatic (tuning into the body) practices, participants will learn to see themselves objectively with self-kindness and compassion and learn to move through life in greater alignment with their core values and beliefs. We will be building inner strength and kindness (many of us are better at being kind to others, and when we learn to be kind to ourselves our capacity to be kind to all beings grows).

Understanding oneself allows the deepening of courage, tolerance, caring, balance, and patience in our inner world, which is the foundation that allows the strengthening of these values and beliefs to ripple in our external world. 


  • Develop Self trust
  • More self-compassion
  • Uncover blind spots
  • Set healthy boundaries
  • Reduce stress, anxiety, and anxiousness
  • Connecting with one’s passion and purpose
  • Identify one’s values 
  • Understand emotions and feelings and how to stay present with self and be comfortable with emotions and understand the relationship between one’s emotions, thoughts, values and behaviours 
  • Understand needs and how to have them met 
  • Participants will start to uncover all of their “parts” and their limiting core beliefs and move beyond shame, blame, and judgement and see where these stories and thoughts originated from with self-love and compassion 
  • Build self efficacy
  • Understand the inner critic 


In order to be eligible to take this training, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Early Childhood Educator ECE 
  • Early childhood educator assistant ECEA
  • School-age child care provider SACC
  • Licensed family child care provider  LNR
  • Registered license-not-required child care provider  RLNR
  • Care providers who have completed the Responsible Adult course  RA

Please note that we will be following up with everyone who registers to ensure that they meet the criteria. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact Lynne Reside at  

Dates and Times

Wednesday, March 20th and Wednesday, March 27 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. each day. 

About the facilitator 

Kate Toye is a mother, daughter, sister, spouse, Metis woman, and a self-compassion coach who weaves together mindfulness, wellness, somatic and intuitive coaching with self-compassion, Compassionate Inquiry and Internal Family Systems to support her clients through private sessions, and groups. She also offers workshops and keynotes. 

Kate has a love of learning and continues to enroll in courses to grow her knowledge and the ability to support her clients. Her greatest teachers are her three kids. Self-compassion and compassionate inquiry have transformed who she is and how she is with her kids, her partner, her parents and herself. Kate loves to share with anyone wanting to create stronger relationships with themselves and their loved ones. 

This training will take place via Zoom. Participants will be emailed the login information.


This free workshop was made possible thanks to a grant from the ECE PD Bursary. 

In partnership with The Province of British Columbia and The Government of Canada, Westcoast Family Centres (Westcoast), formerly Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre, established Phase 2 of The ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund for early childhood educators and other child care professionals in B.C.