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Compassion for Couples 3-Day Intensive, Pacific Grove , CA , United States

Michelle Becker and Chris Germer

June 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - June 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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To relate, to love, to connect is to be human.

Who among us does not need to be loved and belong?

As important as our relationships are, they are not always easy! Compassion for Couples (CfC) is a program designed to help us meet ourselves and our partner with greater awareness and compassion. CfC builds on the skills developed in the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program and moves deeper into compassion between partners. Utilizing the skills of mindfulness and compassion, this program teaches how to build a strong and healthy foundation for relationships, and provides skills to help navigate the difficulties that arise within us and between us. While prior experience with MSC is helpful, it is not required. If you are interested in pairing the Compassion for Couples course with the optional Mindful Self-Compassion intensive, Michelle and Chris will also be offering this just prior to the CfC course in nearby Scotts Valley.

Partners attend together and will learn to:

  •  Be more present with each other
  •  Identify shared values
  •  Build a base of warmth, security and connection.
  •  Communicate with kindness and compassion
  •  Comfort yourself and your partner
  •  Skillfully relate to your partner in times of difficulty
  • Gain a greater understanding of yourself, your partner, and shared relational patterns

*This workshop is a fundraiser for Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. The facilitators, Michelle Becker and Chris Germer, are generously and happily volunteering their time. They look forward to meeting you at Asilomar!

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Venue and Schedule

This workshop is being managed by CMSC and held at beautiful Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds. Monterey Peninsula’s “Refuge by the Sea” – Asilomar is a breathtakingly gorgeous 107 acres of ecologically diverse beachfront land, situated within the quaint and scenic town of Pacific Grove, California.  Please see the Asilomar website here for information about Asilomar and the surrounding area.

The Compassion for Couples workshop retreat begins after dinner at 7:00 pm on June 23, 2017 and ends at 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Approximate Course Times:

Friday:  7:00-9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm  &  2:00 – 5:00 pm

This retreat intentionally allows plenty of free time.  You and your partner are encouraged to stroll along the beach, savor a romantic dinner,  take a dip in the heated pool or just enjoy quiet togetherness watching the wildlife play or stargazing.

This workshop will have 10 couples (20 participants) participants.

Program fees:

The workshop fees are per couple and payable to the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.  This workshop is a fundraiser for Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, and the facilitators, Michelle Becker and Chris Germer, are generously volunteering their time.

Tuition fees per couple:  $795

Lodging and dining accommodations are not included in the tuition fee, and must be booked separately through Asilomar:

Asilomar lodging options 

Asilomar dining options

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Cancellation policy:

$200 Non-Refundable cancellation fee for tuition applicable at any time. Please contact Asilomar for information regarding cancellation fees for accommodations.

Your tuition payment (less the $200 non-refundable cancellation fee) will be refunded if we are notified by May 23, 2017 that you need to cancel your registration.

No refunds are available after May 23, 2017, except on compassionate grounds.

In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, CMSC is responsible only for a full refund of the registration fee and not for transportation, hotel accommodations or any miscellaneous expenses.



June 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
June 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States
(888) 635-5310
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