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2018 Retreats at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA

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Mindfulness & Compassion – Winter Solstice Daylong Retreat

Saturday – January 27, 2018 – 10 am – 5 pm

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA

Fee: $185 per person

6 CE’s available for Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and RNs $25 add’l.

Registration and Payment Deadline: January 10, 2018*

About the Retreat

In this silent day-long retreat, we will engage in mindfulness and compassion meditation practices, along with periods of inquiry and group discussions to deepen our experience of mindfulness and compassion. We will reestablish our intention and commitment to a peaceful and compassionate life in 2018. Asilomar, known as Monterey’s “Refuge by the Sea,” overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Asilomar State Beach, providing a serene setting for contemplation & reflection. No prior meditation experience needed to register.

Course objectives:

Learn the four components of compassion
Learn how to practice mindfulness in your personal and professional life
Learn what it means to be self-compassionate and the scientific benefits of self-compassion
Learn how the lack of self-compassion impacts your personal and professional life

Continuing Education (CE) information:

In collaboration with SCRC and David Lukoff, Ph.D., this retreat meets the qualifications for 6 hours of CE credit for Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and RNs. For information and details please see herePlease note the CE fee for this retreat is an additional $25 (payable via check to SCRC).

                                   

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Communicating with Mindfulness and Compassion: A Daylong Retreat for Couples

                Saturday – Saturday, February 17, 2018 – 10 am – 5 pm

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA

Fee: $350 per couple

Registration and Payment Deadline: February 2, 2018*

About the Retreat:

In this day-long retreat, couples will engage in a series of brief mindfulness and compassion meditations, practices, and exercises, along with periods of inquiry and group discussions to enhance listening, communication, and empathy skills with loved ones. Asilomar, known as Monterey’s “Refuge by the Sea,” overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Asilomar State Beach, providing a serene setting for contemplation, reflection, and connection. This retreat is open to couples of all levels of meditation experience.

                                   

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UPCOMING 2018 RETREATS – DATES TBD

Being Mindfully Self-Compassionate: A Daylong Retreat

Saturday – DATE TO BE DETERMINED – 10 am – 5 pm

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA

Fee: $185 per person

6 CE’s available for Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and RNs $25 add’l.

Registration and Payment Deadline: TBD*

About the Retreat

In this day-long retreat, we will engage in mindfulness and self-compassion meditation practices and exercises, along with periods of inquiry and group discussions to deepen our experience of kind and compassionate acts for oneself. Asilomar, known as Monterey’s “Refuge by the Sea,” overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Asilomar State Beach, providing a serene setting for contemplation & reflection. No prior meditation experience needed to register.

Course objectives:

Learn the four components of compassion
Learn how to practice mindfulness in your personal and professional life
Learn what it means to be self-compassionate and the scientific benefits of self-compassion
Learn how the lack of self-compassion impacts your personal and professional life

Continuing Education (CE) information:

In collaboration with SCRC and David Lukoff, Ph.D., this retreat meets the qualifications for 6 hours of CE credit for Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and RNs. For information and details please see here. Please note the CE fee for this retreat is an additional $25 (payable via check to SCRC).

 

Deepening Compassion: Common Humanity and Difficult People

               Saturday – DATE TO BE DETERMINED – 10 am – 5 pm

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA

Fee: $185 per person

Bring your own bag lunch

About the Retreat

In this silent day-long retreat, we will engage in compassion and common humanity meditation practices. There will also be periods of inquiry and group discussions to deepen our experience of compassion for difficult people, in the face of common humanity. Asilomar, known as Monterey’s “Refuge by the Sea,” overlooks Asilomar State Beach and provides a serene, wooded setting for contemplation and reflection.

Course objectives:

Learn the four components of compassion
Learn what is common humanity and how to practice in daily life

Learn the challenges of practicing compassion for difficult people
Learn personal limits to common humanity and the scientific benefits of adopting this perspective
Learn how to establish a meditation practice of formal and informal common humanity practices

 

*Retreats and courses tend to fill quickly and space is limited for optimal experience. We recommend you register when registration first opens for the best chance of getting into your desired class/retreat. If a class/retreat is full, please feel free to register for the waitlist.

 

 

Options for Retreat Lodging:

Some opt to make a weekend out of their trip to Asilomar. If this is the case for you, you can explore lodging options at Asilomar (www.visitasilomar.com), other local hotels/B&Bs, and Airbnb options in Pacific Grove/Monterey.

 

 

About the Retreat Facilitators:

Retreats are taught by two licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) who are a certified compassion cultivation training (CCT) teachers through Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).

meika-pic-0714-232x300Meika Hamisch, LMFT, has practiced psychotherapy for over 30 years and is a trainer and educator in the areas of compassionate communication skills, psychology, cross cultural perspectives in therapy, mindfulness and self-compassion cultivation methods. She teaches CCT at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and is a certified teacher in Cultivating Emotional Balance. Meika provides consultation, groups and training in mindfulness and CCT in Sacramento and Monterey. www.collaborativecompassiontraining.com

 

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Hooria Jazaieri, LMFT, teaches compassion courses at Stanford University’s School of Medicine (Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE)) and is a certified teacher of Search Inside Yourself (SIY), a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program developed at Google. Hooria has extensive experience teaching meditation in secular academic, corporate, and clinical contexts and is also an experienced researcher. Her research at Stanford University in the areas of mindfulness, compassion, emotion, and emotion regulation has been published in leading academic journals. www.StanfordCCT.com

 

 

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