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Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Mar 31, 2020.
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,435.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,285.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,960.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $1,900.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $1,750.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,600.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,900.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,750.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,600.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,445.00
  • Women only Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,310.00
  • Women only Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,310.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,310.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,310.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,200.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $1,120.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,122.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on May 24
Ends with lunch on May 29

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $645

Package Price: $1,200 - $2,435 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes Taxes and fees.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available. A $195 refundable deposit is required, please apply within your registration form.

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Mindful Self-Compassion

With Megan Prager and Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD

May 24 - 29, 2020

 Mindful Self-Compassion training teaches us how to develop the warm-hearted, connected presence we need during moments of difficulty.
Self-compassion provides the emotional strength and resilience needed to offer ourselves the same kindness and understanding we would offer a good friend. With self-compassion we can motivate ourselves with encouragement, forgive ourselves when needed, face and befriend our shortcomings, care for others while caring for self, and live more authentically. Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with greater emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.

In this course, you will:

  • Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
  • Learn about the science of self-compassion
  • Learn how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Learn how to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Learn how to transform challenging relationships, old and new
  • Learn tools to manage compassion fatigue
  • Practice the art of savouring and self-appreciation

This program is an intensive skills-training program. It is a condensed version of the eight-week, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. MSC is an experiential journey—an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness—offering periods of instruction, periods of practice (meditations, exercises, and written reflections), and periods of group sharing.

This is not a silent retreat. Participants can expect to meet for two sessions a day, three hours each, with plenty of breaks and spaciousness for rest, reflection, connecting with community, or enjoying time in nature. Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children.

No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. The program fulfills a prerequisite for becoming a MSC teacher.
I have been given a window into a different way of perceiving myself, a kinder, more tender self-perception. And for that I will forever be grateful. – Tuval, 2019

Presenters

Megan Prager
Megan Prager is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor, a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Instructor, and Compassion Programs Director and University Liaison at UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. Megan is also an Adjunct Faculty member at San Diego State University and a Certified yoga Instructor. In addition to teaching Mindfulness-based programs, Megan specializes in developing and delivering mindfulness trainings for Fortune 500 companies as well as for educational, healthcare, and academic settings. Megan is one of the founders of the UCSD Center’s Work-Life Integration Program and co-founder and teacher trainer for the UCSD Professional Training Institute’s 9-Day MBSR Teacher…
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Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD
Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD, is a Certified Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). He first encountered loving-kindness meditation, one of the core elements of MSC, through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in 2010. From there, he gradually found his way to Kristin Neff’s and Christopher Germer’s work, and was invited to be part of the CMSC’s first teacher training course, led by Chris Germer, Kristin Neff, Michelle Becker, and Steven Hickman in 2014. Martin recently co-taught the first full run of MSC for men, and will be co-teaching a Globally Engaged MSC Intensive in Kenya in 2019. Martin adds: “Practicing self-compassion has transformed my…
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