Patricia William’s career is characterized by compassion and creativity. She has an Master's degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Art Therapist, a Canadian Certified Counsellor and visual artist. She completed her Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher training with with Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer – the co-founders of MSC. Patricia also facilitates workshops and retreats based on her own published model - ONEBird - integrating mindfulness, self-compassion, and creative expression. She teaches art therapy at the Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy (CiiAT).
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empiricallybased eight-week program that teaches the core skills associated with mindfulness and self-compassion. MSC teaches core skills associated with mindfulness and self-compassion and brings mindful self-compassion from an abstract concept into a living reality, offering practical tools readily applied to the challenges of daily life. It is proven to reduce anxiety and depression and foster well-being and mental health across many domains.