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Mindful Self-Compassion: Summer Retreat, Cardigan
Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 17:00 – Sun, 2 Jul 2017, 15:00 BST
Mindful Space Summer Retreat: Mindful Self-Compassion, June 2017
"Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy." Pema Chodron
Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. On this retreat we will explore a gentle, compassionate approach to difficult thoughts and feelings based on the work of Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. Learn to bring the same kindness to yourself that you’d offer to a good friend. Experience a peaceful, nourishing weekend in a woodland setting.
What will I get out of the retreat?
• Deepen your understanding of self-compassion
• Develop self-compassion practices and skills
• Experience a peaceful, nourishing weekend with others in silence
• Deepen/energise your mindfulness practice
• Cultivate calm and relaxation
What previous retreat participants said:
“A really good mix of meditation, movement and teaching” - JT, psychotherapist, Ammanford
“Led with sensitivity and gentleness… a valuable reminder of the power of mindfulness” - GA, freelance arts worker, Cardiff
“Challenging, created new awareness, enriching” - AG, counsellor, Cowbridge
“It has deepened my own practice and rekindled all the things that were flagging” - HD, psychotherapist, Carmarthen
When and where is the retreat?
Place: Felinganol Woodland Retreat, Caemorgan Road, Cardigan SA43 1QX
Facilitators: Vicki Worsley and Keith Hackwood
Dates and times: 6pm Friday 30 June to mid-afternoon Sunday 2 July 2017
Fee: £220 (includes accommodation and food), single supplement £40, (members 20% discount)
Who’s the retreat for?
The retreat is suitable for people who have completed an 8-week course in mindfulness or who have an established meditation practice.
Who are the facilitators?
Vicki Worsley is an experienced meditator, counsellor, teacher and trainer. She trained in mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn (USA), Thich Nhat Hanh (France) and at Bangor University. Vicki has attended Mindful Self-Compassion training with Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. She has an MA in Buddhist Studies from Bristol University.
Keith Hackwood (MA Oxon, MA Cardiff) is an experienced meditator, psychotherapist (MBACP) and mindfulness trainer. Keith has trained in the Tibetan meditation tradition and has had a meditation and mindfulness practice since 1998. Developing compassion is central to his work as therapist and mindfulness trainer.
Felinganol is a forest eco-retreat and studio space surrounded by trees and a stream. It is near Mwnt beach and Cardigan town, West Wales. Close to the Pembrokeshire coastal path it’s located amongst beaches, valleys and forestlands. The circular meditation studio has been hand-built using straw-bale and lime by using local natural materials. For more information about the venue do have a look at the Felinganol website: www.yogawithmeriel.co.uk.
Accommodation is in the farmhouse and in the newly built wooden cabins with access to eco-friendly showers and toilet facilities. There is space for up to 11 people:
• Three single cabins
• One shared cabin (with 3 beds)
• One shared bedroom in the farmhouse (with 3 beds)
• A luxury double cabin (a double bed and sink)
The retreat fee includes teachings, food and shared accommodation. There’s a supplement of £40 for a single cabin. For 2 people staying in the double cabin, each would pay the single supplement. (If you’d like the double cabin, on your own, the supplement is £140.) There is a discount of 20% for Mindful Space Members.
Meals are all included. The food is vegetarian. Felinganol says, ‘We cater from both our own organic gardens (making our own jams and chutneys etc) and from the wonderful local organic smallholding catering company ‘Our Two Acres’. We aim to source from local organic producers whenever possible e.g. our sourdough, rye breads, cheeses and honey all come from local makers.’ Get in touch regarding any food allergies or diets.
There will be opportunities to talk at the beginning and end of each day. Most of the weekend will be in silence.
Please bring cushions for the meditation practice. We suggest you wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring several layers.
The retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, input and discussion. We are also hoping to include a short yoga session.
If you’d like to do some background reading we recommend; The Path to Mindful Self-Compassion, Chris Germer, The Compassionate Mind, Paul Gilbert and Self-Compassion, Kristin Neff.
The retreat will run from 6pm on Friday 30 June until mid-afternoon Sunday 2 July. You’re welcome to arrive from 5pm on the Friday.
Vicki Worsley - 07706830313 - email@example.com
Mindfulness Training in Cardiff, South Wales and the UK