Mindful Self Compassion - Retreat Format
Nurturing a strong, positive relationship with ourselves is at the very foundation of emotional well-being and resilience. This series of four, day-long retreats will help you to develop the skills necessary to turn toward life’s challenges with tenderness and curiosity, rather than avoidance, anger or shame. Research has found that having a self-compassion practice acts as an effective buffer against anxiety and depression. Learning to soothe and comfort our selves in times of distress increases our sense of gratitude and happiness, and enhances all of our relationships.
This class meets one Saturday per month for four months from 9 am to 4 pm. Activities include small group exercises, opportunities for private reflection, and guided meditations. You will leave the experience with your own personalized self-compassion practice to rely on during life’s more difficult moments. No prior experience with meditation is necessary.
You MUST ATTEND ALL FOUR retreats as the skills and course content are designed to build on one another. Maximum participants 15.
- Louisa W. Foster