It''s a stressful time, full of worries about health and the state of the world.
And even though we often don''t feel like meditating when we''re anxious, this is a good moment to renew our daily mindfulness practice, step out of the thought stream, and develop the equanimity we need to navigate whatever the future brings.
It''s also a good time to consider a retreat -- the space to integrate difficult thoughts and feelings in a nurturing environment:
7-Day Intensive Retreat in the High Desert of New Mexico??July 17 - 24, 2020
This intensive retreat for mental health professionals takes place at a unique meditation center at the end of a seven-mile long dirt road surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest near Taos, NM.
My co-leaders, Bill Mogan, Psy.D. and Susan Morgan, MSN, RN, CS are also unique: they're psychotherapists who have completed a four-year intensive personal mindfulness meditation retreat.
This predominately silent retreat includes daily mindfulness meditation instruction, study modules, and meetings with teachers. 20 CEs.?Click here for Details.
7-Day Retreat on Amorgos Island, Greece, for Nature & Culture Lovers??
October 13-10, 2020
From the Buddha's earliest teaching to the wanderings of Zen masters, meditators have appreciated the power of nature to cultivate mindfulness and the understanding of interdependence. And being emersed in other cultures, especially those that are slower and more sensually attuned, can further heighten our awareness.
Our retreat is located at the Aegialis Hotel, perched high above the Aegean Sea on the beautiful, unspoiled Greek island of Amorgos. We'll enjoy meditation, gentle mindful movement, yoga, and clinical education. There will also be opportunities to visit ancient villages, mindfully walk through the hills above the sea, visit ancient villages, enjoy delicious local cuisine, and get to know local people.
This will be an intimate trip with ample opportunities to reflect on our experiences together as well as to explore their clinical implications.
I'll be joined by two gifted teachers: Larry Cammarata, PhD, teaching mindful movement and Linda Cammarata, RN, teaching yoga.?Click here for details.