We Get It: Self-compassion

We Get It: Self-compassion

In this week’s episode of We Get It, Karine chats with Genevieve Stonebridge of InspireHealth about the foundations of self-compassion and how it can help us navigate the difficulties of our lives with more kindness and less judgment.

Genevieve Stonebridge MA RCC (she/her)    

Hi, My name is Genevieve and I am a counsellor at InspireHealth, Supportive Cancer Care in Victoria, BC. I am passionate about creating safe places for people to hold curiosity and compassion for themselves as they ride the waves of a cancer diagnosis.

I was first introduced to the young adult cancer experience in 2001 when I was 18 years old and diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I was treated in an adult cancer care hospital, doing jig-saw puzzles in the waiting rooms alongside people four times my age who mostly thought I was there to support one of my parents. I didn’t meet anyone my own age impacted by cancer until I was in my mid-twenties and immediately found it deeply validating. It was so wonderful to feel like I wasn’t alone in my wonderings about side effects of treatment and my penchant to enjoy the heck out of this one precious life!

Fast-forward 19 years later and I have followed this heart string to pursue a career in counselling. I have been working at InspireHealth for the last five years and am dedicated to creating meaningful and inclusive ways for young adults to be supported. It is a privilege to be part of the YACC community.

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