Archives for October 2019

Bringing MSC to Healthcare Settings: Teacher Training Now Available Online

We are excited to announce the Teacher Training for the MSC 6-week adaptation for healthcare professionals: 

Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities: An Adaptation of Mindful Self-Compassion (SCHC)

Teacher Training

(Private Teacher Training only for MSC Teachers)

The SCHC program is the 6-week MSC adaptation Kristin Neff has been researching for 3 years with evidence to support significant increases in self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others and compassion satisfaction, and decreases in depression, stress, secondary traumatic stress and burnout. There has been considerable interest in the release of this program to MSC teachers working with healthcare professionals and we thank you for your patience! The curriculum has been enhanced to include culture specific considerations for teachers and is now available to our community.

This teacher training is available only to MSC Trained Teachers
online over three 2-hour sessions:

Training dates are:
Fridays, June 19, 26, and July 10, 2020 with Natalie Bell, Karen Bluth, and Laura Prochnow Phillips.  

Hours: 6:00-8:00 pm EST /10:00 pm – 12:00 am UTC
(Please Click here to view the Time Conversion Chart)

 

Register or learn more

All sessions will be delivered live online so that this will be an interactive learning experience consisting of:

Session 1: A review of the culture of healthcare, unique stressors, and language, and how these affect the elements of connection, attunement, and flexibility with your participants while teaching MSC concepts and practices.

Session 2: Deep dive into the evidence based six-1 hour sessions adapted curriculum exploring nuances, pitfalls, additional healthcare metaphors and language for practices. We will explore potential adaptations for healthcare communities.

Session 3: We will discuss marketing to healthcare institutions, messaging, recruitment and maintenance of groups.

Completion of this teacher training will allow you to be a Trained Teacher of the Inner Resiliency Training for Healthcare Communities MSC adaptation and give you the preparation, updated curriculum, curriculum enhancement and handouts to be able to teach to healthcare groups.

We look forward to having you join this movement bringing Mindful Self-Compassion to healthcare professionals!

Bringing the Benefits of Self-Compassion into the Workplace: MSC@Work

The modern workplace is challenging. While it can be a place where we can realize our potential as a human being, quite often it’s also a demanding place for which we need to build our (inner) strengths. Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion (think: inner compassion) is strongly associated with emotional well-being, coping with life’s challenges, lower levels of stress and anxiety, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying, compassionate relationships. Self-compassion is a source of self-worth that’s independent of social approval, which enables us to bounce back from difficulty and pursue our goals with energy and enthusiasm. And it’s becoming increasingly evident that compassion is good for workplace productivity and satisfaction.

What is MSC@Work?

MSC@Work is an adaptation of the empirically supported 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training. It was designed to support those who struggle with the ongoing demands and challenges of the workplace. Through MSC@Work, each participant learns the core principles and practices of inner compassion by experiencing it directly. Then, they gain the ability to evoke this powerful resource on the job, especially in communicating and relating with co-workers while staying true to their core values.

Program activities include discussion topics, exercises, meditations, and small-group interaction. 

The main session topics of MSC@Work are:

  • Building Strengths at Work with Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Being Mindful at Work
  • Befriending Ourselves
  • Discovering Your Compassionate Voice
  • Values-Based Working
  • Meeting Difficult Situations at Working: Building Emotional Agility
  • Healthy Relations at Work: Enhancing Empathy and Inner Resilience
  • Embracing Work as Your Life

MSC@Work is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for becoming a strong and supportive companion to ourselves, much as we might do for others. It is not necessary for participants to have a formal meditation practice to benefit from self-compassion. 

Pilot MSC@Work Intensive: 

January 12 – 17, 2020
1440 Multiversity
Scotts Valley, CA, USA

with Wibo Koole
and Chris Germer

REGISTER HERE or LEARN MORE

MSC@Work will also be offered in the Netherlands in November-December and at Harvard Library in Boston during Spring 2020.

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MSC@Work is also based on my book, Mindful Leadership for Effective Teams and Organizations (Warden Press, 2013)1. An excerpt from this book and the exercises therein are especially being used in sessions 6-8. Also read our recent article on the state of the art of mindfulness and compassion in organizations: “Running too far ahead? Towards a broader understanding of mindfulness in organizations2.”

Understanding the work context

When designing MSC@Work, we needed to understand they types of pressure and job demands that can create suffering. An example of this is the way employees criticize themselves because they cannot fulfill their own and others’ expectations in executing work tasks. Partly this might stem from job demands that they cannot influence but which they take as a (too) personal responsibility. To understand why people struggle at work, we will use the Job Demands – Resources Model as developed in organizational psychology, below.

The Job Demands and Resources Model is one of the most clear models/theories from organizational and labor psychology to understand work pressures and work engagement and the various factors — both individual and collective — that influence those.

“Job crafting” (upper button in the middle) consists of known practices that can help strengthen job and personal resources. Examples of these are the use of personal strength and mindfulness training. An in our view, MSC training is just another practice to be added to strengthen your personal and job resources that you can bring into work.

Job demands, explain Bakker and Demerouti in their recent overview article on the JD-R model3, are the aspects of work that cost energy, such as workload, complex tasks, and conflict. Job resources are the aspects that help employees to deal with job demands and to achieve their goals. You can think of performance feedback, social support and skill variety that are motivating and satisfy employees’ basic psychological needs for competence, relatedness, and autonomy. Job demands may impair employee health, and job resources can initiate a motivational process, providing meaning and contributing positively to work engagement. Job resources can buffer the impact of job demands on negative strain.

Relating the work context to self-compassion

As we know, self-compassion has three main components: self-kindness versus self-judgement, common humanity versus isolation, mindfulness versus over-identification4, 5. I think the context of work can have both supportive and worsening influence on the balance of these three components. 

In a harsh, results- and performance-oriented culture at work, self-judgment tends to be accentuated: the question “Have I done my job well and on time?” is put on people’s minds by management and co-workers. And within teams, people can feel isolated if there is not enough shared task responsibility. Also, people can easily over-identify with their task or job demands.

An example: In an organizational culture where unmissable targets and very high performance standards are dominant, the pressure to become self-judgmental will be stronger. A person who has the inclination to set very high personal standards of performance (including being always very friendly and empathic to colleagues) can encounter big difficulties dealing with these if their personal resources and the job resources (including team and management support) do not weigh up against the demands.

We can easily see how self-compassion can serve as an important personal resource in such challenging circumstances: it strengthens the control people have over how they deal with stresses in their work environment and how they motivate themselves on the job. It is our hope that through cultivating the skill of self-compassion, people gain the internal resources they need to thrive on the job. 

If you or someone in your organization could benefit from self-compassion training, we encourage you to explore some of the MSC@Work training options in the green box above. 


References:

1. Koole, Wibo. Mindful Leadership for Effective Teams and Organizations. Amsterdam: Warden Press, 2014.
2. Rupprecht, Silke, Wibo Koole, Michael Chaskalson, Chris Tamdjidi, and Michael West. “Running Too Far Ahead? Towards a Broader Understanding of Mindfulness in Organisations.” Current Opinion in Psychology 28 (2019): 32-36.
3. Bakker, Arnold, and Evangelia Demerouti. “Multiple Levels in Job Demands–Resources Theory: Implications for Employee Well-Being and Performance.” In Handbook of Wellbeing., edited by E. Diener, S. Oishi and L. Tay. Salt Lake City: DEF Publishers, 2018.
4. Neff, Kristin. “Self-Compassion: An Alternative Conceptualization of a Healthy Attitude Towards Oneself.” Self and Identity 2 (2003): 85-102.
5. Neff, K. D., and C. K. Germer. The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook. New York: The Guilford Press, 2018.

Cultivating Kindness and Strength in the Face of Difficulty: Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion


Yin and yang is a perfect metaphor for the energies of self-compassion. Most people are familiar with the circle of yin and yang, black and white halves and a dot of each in between. The yin is the dark energy; it’s supposed to be more feminine, more of a passive energy, more the “being with.” And the white⁠, or yang, is supposedly the more active energy, the masculine energy — doing things that make a change. But really these energies are not male or female, these energies are in every single person and actually all life forms.

A lot of these ideas come from Chris Germer, my close colleague, who developed the Mindful Self-Compassion program with me. And Chris actually ⁠— give him credit ⁠— came up with the idea that the main domains of yang self-compassion are protecting ourselves, providing ourselves with what we need, and motivating ourselves. What I have been doing with this model is developing each of these in more detail.

Readers may know there are three basic components of self-compassion: 

  • Kindness ⁠— being kind to ourselves
  • Common Humanity ⁠— remembering this is part of life
  • Mindfulness ⁠— being mindful of our struggle or pain

And so these three components of kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness take a different form; they feel different, and they have a different flavor depending on what form the self-compassion is taking.

Protecting

For instance, when self-compassion is aimed at protecting ourselves, it feels like fierce, empowered clarity. The kindness is fierce, that’s the momma bear, “No! That is not OK. You will go no further.” Common humanity, that’s that “me too” feeling. We stand together with our brothers and sisters in strength. We are empowered by our connection with others. And then mindfulness is that real sense of clarity, “This is not OK.” So it’s a difference between loving, connected presence and fierce, empowered clarity. 

Providing

It feels different when you are providing for yourself, when you’re giving yourself what you truly, authentically need. In this case, the kindness feels very fulfilling and satisfying. When we give ourselves what we need, we feel fulfilled. Common humanity, we recognize that it’s a balanced way. In other words, we don’t just give to ourselves, we don’t just subordinate our needs to those of others, but we’re balanced. Common humanity allows us to balance our needs with others. And then mindfulness gives us a real sense of authenticity: “What do I need? Do I even know what I need?” Self-compassion is in full bloom when we are providing for our needs. It manifests as fulfilling, balanced authenticity. Again, it feels very different.

Motivating

And last, if we’re motivating ourselves. Kindness in motivation comes out as encouragement. It’s not kindness when someone needs to be motivated and they’re stuck, to just say “Oh well, that’s fine.” Or to ourselves if we aren’t feeling happy, to say, “Oh, that’s fine.” Kindness means we don’t criticize ourselves, we don’t call ourselves names, but we say “You can do it! I believe in you!” Kindness is a very encouraging quality. Common humanity kind of sees how things are related to each other. It actually comes from the bigger view of interdependence — the causes and conditions that come together to create our suffering. So, when we motivate ourselves, common humanity actually manifests as wisdom. We can see where we’re stuck, why we’re stuck, what mistakes we made, we kind of understand the bigger picture of what’s happening. And then, mindfulness, in this case, is vision. It gives us the vision to see what we need to change in order to help ourselves. So in this case, kindness, common humanity and mindfulness feels like encouraging, wise vision.

Let me give an example of this last domain. If you care about yourself and you don’t want to suffer, you’re going to want to make needed changes. You’re going to want to reach your goals. You’re going to want to be your best self. I mean, just like a parent wants that for their child, we want that for ourselves. Also we shouldn’t beat ourselves up for beating ourselves up. Because, again, if we remember that the reason we do it, the reason maybe if you’re ever been hard on yourself, is because you want to be safe and you want to be happy. And there’s a part of you that thinks maybe this will help. If you’re really harsh on yourself, maybe you’ll pay attention and remember and do something different. It’s natural, but it’s just not very effective, right?

So if you think about it, what voice is more effective? A voice telling you how bad you are, who’s belittling you, who’s really mean? Or a voice that’s encouraging, supportive, “You can do it”? We’re going to listen more to that encouraging and supportive voice. We’re also going to be able to take in what that voice is saying more readily than a voice who’s just shutting us down.

Self-compassionate, constructive criticism

There’s a wisdom element, too. Self-compassion taps into constructive criticism. 

What mistakes did I make? 

How can I do it better next time? 

That’s a caring, understanding, compassionate approach. What self-criticism tends to do, is it just gives us not very wise information. Just like, “You’re bad. You did it wrong. Do it better next time.” It doesn’t say what to do differently or how to do it differently. Or it doesn’t see the bigger picture of all the causes and conditions that led to this outcome. That’s actually pretty lousy information. Kindness, on the other hand, yields a kind of wisdom, “Oh I see. I did this. Maybe I can try this different next time and that would lead to a better effect.” It’s actually much more informational to give wise encouragement as opposed to the belittling name-calling.

Then also, the thing about having the vision. What we know, actually you probably know this from positive psychology, is that negative emotions tend to narrow our focus. It limits what we can see. We only see what we did wrong and how we’re wrong. We can’t actually see possibilities because the negative emotion actually has the function, evolutionarily actually, of narrowing our vision. Positive emotions — kindness, safety, warmth — they have the effect of broadening our perspective so that we can have a larger vision so that we can see the possibilities so that we might get an idea of, “Oh, I can try this. This may really work better for me.” The research we’ve done really backs up that this kind of encouraging, wise voice of compassionate motivation is actually much more effective and more sustainable in motivating ourselves to change.

To hear Kristin’s complete talk, plus exercises and meditations, purchase The Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion.

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Taking Our Practice into the World

At first, many of us come to self-compassion training in deep emotional pain, desperately searching for relief. We may not know exactly what we need, but we know that life can’t hurt much worse than this. And so we take the risk of trying something different. With time and practice, we find that the cultivation of self-compassion is a personal act of mercy and a way to labor ourselves into spiritual rebirth. It is a doorway to our lives that can never be shut again.

Strengthened, we move differently out into the world. The strong back of mindfulness and the soft belly of compassion carry us forward. It’s a whole new frontier.

We don’t have to rely on others to fill us up so often, because we’re learning to do it for ourselves. We have a freshness, a clarity about our personal worth and lovability. For some of us, we’ve found new and fierce expressions of our voice and unmet needs, once buried. With this fresh way of seeing, we may transition out of punishing jobs or relationships. We may gain the courage and the belief in ourselves to finally walk a new path or pursue a long-held goal. And our personal lives are made richer for all of this.

But there’s more. 

Taking our practice into the world — making it about more than ourselves — arises naturally from a deep sense of self-compassion. This can’t be thought into being. As self-compassion matures and ripens over time, the rest blossoms. By grace or accident, we gain a new understanding and respect for the causes, conditions, and people who brought us to where we are today. We also gain a greater appreciation for the good things in our lives. Lack takes a back seat to abundance.

How didn’t I see this before?, we might wonder. Practicing self-compassion is an homage to our many gifts and unearned privileges; a way to fully see and appreciate what we’ve received simply by having been born.

Finally, our self-compassion practice is an act of love for those whose paths we have yet to cross in the world — whether family, friends, the barista, the meter reader, the little box turtle trying to cross the busy road, or the dead glaciers in Iceland. Because once we have learned to hold ourselves in tender awareness, that same tenderness can more naturally arise for other beings around us. Ripples are inevitable. Understanding, respect, and mutuality take deeper root, and at long last, we get a glimmer of understanding that we are never as alone or separate as it may seem; rather, we see that we ourselves are just a part of the same vast ocean of life as everyone else. No more and no less. And as such, the way we relate with ourselves directly impacts those around us.

Seen through this wide-angle lens, it’s easy to see that self-compassion isn’t just a gift to ourselves; it’s a deeply practical, radically counter-cultural state of being which directly benefits the world at large.

It helps us push our roots deep into the earth so we can hold steady and do the important work of loving each other into fullness.

Teen MSC Program Now Officially a Program of CMSC

The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, Karen Bluth and Lorraine Hobbs are pleased to announce that Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens, the MSC adaptation for teens, is now being solely managed and directed by CMSC. We expect that this move will provide an important boost to this program, which is already touching and inspiring teens around the globe, with over 200 MSC-T teachers having been trained thus far. This means that all of the business, marketing, dissemination and teacher training for MSC-T will be handled alongside MSC by the CMSC administrative and management team.

In announcing this change, CMSC’s Executive Director Steve Hickman said, “We see this move as a celebration of the ‘coming of age’ of MSC-T and an opportunity to give the program the kind of platform and infrastructure it needs to truly thrive and make a difference in the world.” 

“Lorraine and Karen have created a remarkable and powerful program that clearly makes a difference in the lives of teens at a time in our society when this support is dearly needed. We are very grateful to both of them for all their work in developing this powerful curriculum.”

Why the change? 

With CMSC managing the program, it frees up Lorraine and Karen to continue their other roles with MSC-T, including offering teacher training around the globe, leading workshops and other programs drawn from or inspired by MSC-T, and to consider and develop adaptations or applications of MSC-T for special groups. Both plan to be active and visible proponents of the program around the globe and are happy to hand over the day-to-day management of the program to CMSC.

In the near future, a three-person MSC-T Advisory Committee will be formed to shepherd and guide the program forward, and CMSC also hopes to ultimately hire an Associate Executive Director for Youth, Family and Education Programs to oversee and direct not only MSC-T, but other adaptations and programs that are currently in the works. If you have an interest in serving on that Advisory Committee or have other expertise or talents that could help MSC-T to grow and thrive, please email Steve Hickman at steve@centerformsc.org and let him know how you would like to help.

CMSC is currently working on scheduling an MSC-T Teacher Training in the US in the spring of 2020, and other TT’s are planned in the Netherlands, Spain, and Korea as well. Regular emailed newsletters are planned for the coming months to keep MSC-T teachers up to date on the latest news related to MSC-T, so watch for those in the near future.

Refresh, Renew and Relax at a Weekend Retreat for MSC-T Teachers

June 16-19, 2020
North Carolina, USA

Oceanfront, Trinity Episcopal Retreat Center

CMSC is excited to announce a retreat for MSC-T teachers in the summer of 2020 on the North Carolina Coast. This retreat is open to anyone who has taken the MSC-T teacher training. The purpose of this retreat has two very important aims:

  • build community among MSC-T teachers
  • provide an opportunity for more intensive self-compassion practice

Although there have been various discussion boards and Facebook pages going among MSC-T teachers over the last few years, there’s nothing quite like getting together face to face, seeing old friends from your teacher training or Zoom sessions, and meeting new ones. We now have almost 200 trained MSC-T teachers worldwide (and I’ve lost count of the number of teacher trainings!).

Further, because of our very busy schedules, many of us have difficulty finding time for more intensive practice. This retreat will provide that as well.

The retreat is planned for June 16-19, 2020, Tuesday-Friday. We are planning to have it at on the beautiful coast of North Carolina, at the Trinity Episcopal Retreat Center on Pine Knoll Shores, NC. This is on one of the Outer Banks of NC; for those of you who know the area, it’s about 7 miles west of Atlantic Beach. Part of the retreat center is right on the beach, and in fact, the location of our meeting space is the Beach House, which is oceanfront!


This retreat will be group-led by MSC-T teachers. We will be looking for a few MSC-T teachers who are interested in both being part of a planning committee for the retreat as well as MSC-T teachers willing to lead practices. If you are interested, please let us know!

The closest airport is New Bern airport, a small airport about an hour away. The next closest airport is Jacksonville airport, about 1 hour 15 minutes away. Raleigh-Durham airport, a larger airport, is about 3 hours away.

Our very tentative schedule is:

Tuesday:

  • Check in 4 pm
  • Evening program (1 hour)

Wednesday & Thursday

  • 9-12  Self-compassion practice led by MSC-T teachers
  • 1-5 pm Behavioral Self-compassion on the beach 😊 (swimming, beach walks, reading on the beach)

Friday

  • 9-11 Self-compassion practice, closing
  • Check out at noon

We have made every attempt to keep the costs low for this retreat so that people will be able to attend, with Single Occupancy fees (including room, board and program) of $560, and Double Occupancy of $440.

Register or Learn More

In order for us to plan, we need to know as soon as possible who is interested in attending. Please email Karen Bluth at karen_bluth@med.unc.edu with the subject line “MSC-T Retreat: Yes” to indicate your interest in attending. You may want to mention whether you would prefer single or double accommodations as well. Registration will open in a few weeks.

The Little Book of Self-Compassion

After 37 years of living with a ‘terrorist’, my prayers were answered. Two of the most wise-hearted people flew into my life (literally) in 2015 offering a way to make friends with the enemy inside my head. Little did I know that these two benevolent teachers would guide me to a place of kindness and compassion towards my own heart that would change my life forever. 

And so my MSC adventure began with Steve Hickman and Michelle Becker at the helm, offering me the key to personal peace. Resistant to being a slow learner, desperate to leave that vicious voice behind me, I embarked on a journey that has radically transformed the way I live inside my own skin.

Four years on, bucket loads of practice, lots of learning, training and mentoring; a little book was given birth through me. It was born out of the desire to share the transformative power, potency and accessibility of mindful self-compassion. It is intended as a deep bow to Chris and Kristin’s work and a ‘first step’ for all those who want kindness inside, but don’t know or believe it is possible.
© 2019 Kind Mind Publishing / Image by Penny Haynes

I was preparing to introduce MSC to 1000 teachers in the City of Maroondah, Australia as part of their Positive Education Initiative. Having been a Secondary School teacher for many years and then a well-being-in-education author and trainer, I know only too well how challenging being a great teacher and taking care of oneself is. More challenging still, is being able to carve out time and resources to prioritise well-being, not just for the individual but for a whole school culture.

In January this year, I was blessed with the opportunity to sow MSC seeds in 24 schools. Unsurprisingly, the concepts of MSC were warmly received, however the reality of embedding the elements of MSC in a time starved, highly pressured and measurement-driven institution poses a problem. I believe teachers (and support staff) along with many other caregiving professions are caught in this dilemma – being natural givers they often forget to include themselves in their generous-hearted activities, leaving many burnt out and cynical due to the unrelenting pressures of the system. I wanted to offer them an introduction to what is possible when MSC becomes part of their life. I know my teaching career would have been very different had I had the tools of MSC in my heart at that time.

The Little Book of Self-Compassion offers busy, time-starved people (that’ll be most of us!) a gentle toe-dip into the welcoming world of MSC. It is a tender and light-hearted introduction to self-compassion; a friendly outstretched hand inviting those who are ready to make friends with themselves, to learn a new way in this frenzied 21st century world.

My mission is make MSC as accessible as possible; so that MSC in everyday life is possible no matter where you’re from, what you do and what stage of life you are in. So far, for example, I have shared the MSC message in the form of talks at events and conferences, offered workshops and tasters at wellbeing events, online and in person and written articles for various magazines. I have given a keynote with the Directors of Nursing for the National Health Service South East (UK), a workshop for prison officers at High Down men’s prison; provided experiential talks for Epsom Mental Health and Well-Being Festival, guided parents and students at MINDFEST, a Dorking Minds mental health initiative and of course introduced MSC to teachers and students in many schools. To say I am an advocate of MSC is an understatement!

I have supported women experiencing domestic violence and trained their counsellors at our local Women’s Centre; guided men and women in the corporate sector struggling with stress and overwhelm and have introduced the importance of MSC in business for self-employed people. I have served many areas of the community, my favourite being the not-for-profit Museum of Happiness in London. Best of all, I spoke at the Mindful Living Show this year! The room was packed to bursting, confirming to me how vital it is we share this message wherever we can, whenever we can.

I believe MSC is needed everywhere. Our beautiful children are feeling stressed and showing signs of stress at a very young age; our teens are drowning in a myriad of social media messages and demands to achieve, and achieve big; and many of us ‘grown ups’ are struggling silently with the weight of responsibilities and pressures in our professional and personal lives. 

I hope this little book will help support the work of the CMSC and all its teachers. I pray it will be a helpful stepping stone for all those considering taking the full MSC programme. I trust it will be a valuable contribution to students, teachers, care-givers, health professionals, parents, women in crisis, prisoners and people suffering in pain.

Most of all, I hope this little book will help you shine a blazing light of self-compassion on your community, your workplace, for your friends and family so that we can live together as a compassionate people.

With love, Kathryn x

We have a special offer for our MSC friends who may want to share the book:
Buy 4 copies and receive 1 copy for free.
Postage included!
This offer is available from the Kind Mind Academy website.

Images © 2019 Kind Mind Publishing / Images by Penny Haynes

Sense & Savour With Your MSC Colleagues in Bordeaux

Please join us in Bordeaux, France in October 2020, to share, practice, and learn together with other MSC teachers from around the world. We have secured a lovely and peaceful venue set among some of the closest vineyards to the center of Bordeaux, France.

The Sense & Savour retreat is being curated and offered to be a safe, fun & creative haven for Mindful Self-Compassion teachers from all around the world.  Many of us (teachers of MSC) work rather independently, and are seeking opportunities to:

  • Connect with one another / establish or strengthen relationships
  • Be part of a larger community of like-minded people
  • Exchange ideas and share best-practices
  • Share insights one with another
  • Share additional poems and practices which you have found useful and supportive
  • Learn new skills
  • Deepen our own practices
  • Learn new ways and leverage new tools to promote, market, and sell our programs

This retreat will be run by a team headed by Randolph Oudemans, of Now.Here. (www.rightnow-righthere.com) and is sponsored by CMSC.  Randolph is on the board of directors of CMSC and is also our regional coordinator for the Australasia region.  This retreat is one of several that we are planning over the course of the next 24 months. Costs are being kept low and pricing will be available shortly.

For more information please contact Randolph and his team at: retreat@rightnow-righthere.com