Dr. Brigitte Bédard
Dr. Brigitte Bédard, MD, is a physician who has been practicing family medicine for more than 30 years. For the last 4 years, she trained in teaching the MBSR program (mindfulness-based stress reduction) at UMass University, in Shrewsbury, USA, and then got trained also as an MSC teacher at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. She is especially interested in making Self-Compassion available to health care professionals, especially physicians, as she believes it is an incredibly powerful tool to help them deal with the empathic distress often associated with their profession. She also acts as a mentor to young residents and physicians beginning their practice, and is also teaching McGill students as part of a research project on Self-Compassion.