Compassion and wisdom are essential resources for living a happy, fulfilling life. Could you imagine your life without these qualities? Sometimes, however, our lives require extra compassion and wisdom, especially self-compassion, to carry us safely through illness, difficult relationships, and other emotional challenges. The good news is that we can intentionally strengthen these important qualities through mind training, such as mindfulness meditation. In this retreat, you’ll be shown core mindfulness meditation practices that expand the heart and mind. Bill and Susan Morgan are taking a brief hiatus from their three-year meditation retreat to teach this program. It’s a special opportunity to practice shoulder-to-shoulder with leaders in the field of clinical mindfulness and self-compassion. The retreat will include a day of silent practice with the option of other quiet periods throughout the week. Everyone is welcome—beginners, experienced meditators, and anyone seeking a wider embrace of themselves, their lives, and those they care for, work with, and love. This program is also appropriate for health care professionals who want to expand their tools for patient care.
Recommended reading: Germer, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion; Germer & Siegel, Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy; Germer, et. al, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy.
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