Healing The Heart With Self-Compassion

June 25, 2012 - July 1, 2012


Self compassion, the ability to be kind and caretaking toward oneself in times of pain, loss and failure, is at the heart of the spiritual journey. Yet practicing self compassion is one of the great challenges many of us face in a world that rewards us for being tough on ourselves and always asking for more. Using group dialog, meditation, movement, journaling and joyful bodily rejuvenation, this loving and humor-filled workshop will help you listen to the wise, authentic voice that is already inside you, and to become more forgiving, compassionate, creative and whole. This course includes a trip to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa.

Instructor (s):

Valerie Brown is President of Mindful Solutions, LLC, providing training, facilitating and coaching services in Circle of Trust® retreats, mindfulness and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to promote transformation through awareness and renewal. She is a Circle of Trust® facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal and Parker J. Palmer. She is a Quaker and was ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh as a lay member of the Tien Hiep Order. A popular retreat leader, yoga teacher and author, she was featured in the book “Awakening Beauty the Dr. Hauschka Way” (Clarkson/Potter Publishers, 2006). Valeriebrown95 @ gmail.com

Kirsten Olson is Chief Listening Officer at Old Sow Consulting, which focuses on mindful, compassionate and creative leadership training for educators and others in the helping professions. The author of the bestselling book Wounded By School, and articles on educational transformation, organizational change, and empathic healing, she has been trained as a Circle of Trust® facilitator at the Center for Courage & Renewal and is a leadership transformation coach. For more information, please visit Kirsten’s website at www.kirstenolson.org or email kirsten @oldsow.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Week(s) 06/25/2012 – 07/01/2012

Instructor(s) Valerie Brown;Kirsten Olson Need more info? Call us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152