A Mindful Self Compassion Daylong Retreat
Sharon Beckman-Brindley and Laura DeVault
We live in and often struggle in a world full of environmental challenges, political upheaval, and divisive rhetoric. In efforts to care for ourselves, we may eat or drink a little too much, or binge with various media. Our self-worth can become dependent upon our latest success or failure, adding another layer of stress to our lives.
Mindful self-compassion takes a different approach. When we turn toward our suffering with compassion, we can learn to be more peaceful in our inner world, as well as with our outer landscape. Mindful self-compassion has been scientifically shown to help practitioners be healthier, happier, and more effective. It can improve the quality of our sleep and support our energies, as a sense of our own worth becomes less dependent upon the vagaries of success and failure. We are more forgiving. Life just feels better.
In this retreat, we will engage in practices that will allow participants to have a felt sense of self-compassion, as well as to take home practical tools for evoking self-compassion in daily life. We’ll have periods of both silent and guided meditation, walking meditation, and mindful dialogue.
No one will be denied because of lack of funds. To request a fee waiver email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring a bagged lunch and a cushion. Chairs are provided.
Location: 674 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901