Sometimes by David Whyte

Sometimes by David Whyte

This poem by David Whyte is an invitation to reflect into the place which troubles you with “tiny but frightening requests”.  Often these are parts of ourselves we would rather not feel, see or experience.  What are those places? What does it feel like to...
Kindness

Kindness

Kindness Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be...
Mindful Self-Compassion 5 Day Intensive

Mindful Self-Compassion 5 Day Intensive

This 5 Day Retreat offers the same training as the 8 week Mindful Self-Compassion Training in a more intense and condensed format. It offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and the teachings, while exploring new practices and integrating them into your life.

Mindful Self-Compassion 8 Week Training

Mindful Self-Compassion 8 Week Training

Mindful Self-Compassion combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.