Sunday, July 16, 2017
9 am – 4:30 pm
Clear Mind Open Heart, LLC in Beacon Hill, KCMO
(specific address and directions provided upon registration)
Are you a person who has an easier time taking care of others’ needs than your own? Do you have a strong inner critic? Do you have an intuitive sense that being kinder to yourself would serve you, but you’re not sure where to begin?
After this daylong introductory retreat, you will walk away with some tools for befriending yourself and motivating yourself with kindness rather than punishment. You’ll participate in experiential exercises, group discussion, and simple meditation practices while receiving a taste of the theory behind the empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion program, its concepts, and practices. No meditation experience required. All are welcome!
Specific items questions we will explore include:
- Why do we criticize ourselves, and what are some concrete alternatives we can use in our daily lives?
- Won’t I lose my edge if I’m not beating myself up? Discussing common misconceptions about self-compassion and learning what the research says.
- If you are a caregiver (clinician, therapist, parent, etc.), what are some ways that you can use self-compassion to support you in your work?
- How does resisting the pain in our daily lives actually increase our suffering? What could we try instead?
- What does it mean to savor and embrace our lives, and what are some ways we can do that?
A healthy, organic vegetarian lunch is included with enrollment.
The retreat fee is on a sliding scale from $25 – $75 based on financial need.
Space is limited to 10 participants.