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Coming home to self-compassion
Sat. 12 November 2016, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm AEDT
Self-Compassion is the essence of Mindfulness.
Mindfulness increases our ability to deal with the inevitable stresses and struggles with more calm. When we add Self-Compassion to Mindfulness we increase our power of transformation.
In This Retreat you are invited to come Home to self-compassion, to come home to self-kindness, to rest, to relax, to recharge. This is an opportunity for those who have already started mindfulness meditation to deepen and to refresh their practice. All through the retreat, you will be guided in an easy and natural way to be present in a warm friendship with yourself.
Living better with mindfulness and self-compassion
Numerous studies keep on showing the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion. Typically, individuals who take on meditation and informal practices of mindfulness and self-compassion are more emotionally stable and have better control over their mood and behaviours. They are more able to handle stress throughout the day and to relax before bedtimes. Because they are more present, they can make the most of their lives as it is; bounce from the difficult and enjoy the good moments. They increase their capacity for happiness.
Through mindfulness, meditation and self-compassion we find peace in our awareness of the here and now, while we take time to savour, to appreciate, to bring warm-hardheartedness to ourselves, to meet whatever arises with loving kindness and compassion.
During the Retreat you will be coming home to your body, heart and mind; inquiring with curiosity, and compassion to whatever you notice. This attitude of openness, kindness and acceptance to whatever is there helps us to live with greater with calm, clarity and strength.
This Retreat will consist of guided meditations, visualizations, alternating with mindful movements/yoga, mindful walking, mindful eating with periods of rest. Various mindfulness and self-compassion meditations will be presented such as "affectionate breathing", "loving kindness", "compassionate friend", "giving and receiving compassion", "compassionate mindful walking" and many others. The Presenter will provide on-going mindfulness instructions for various practices while the participants are expected to remain silent for the duration of the retreat.
At the end of this mindfulness meditation retreat there will be a short talk and discussion. The meditation retreat will be imbued with loving-kindness and self-compassion, focusing on our natural ability to become still, to be present, to be aware, to observe, to be curious, to inquire, to savour, to appreciate and to cultivate loving-kindness.
We offer this retreat either as a full-day or half-day
Full-Day Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Retreat 9:30am-4:30pm
Half-Day Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Retreat 9:30am-1:00pm
What to bring: lunch and snacks, comfortable clothes, cushions, yoga mat, blanket, pen and notebook.
For this event you can attend the full-day from 10am to 5 pm or you can come in the afternoon from 2pm to 5pm.
We would love to see you there!
Prior registration is essential for this mindfulness meditation session