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Compassion for Couples 3-Day Workshop — Big Sur, CA, Big Sur , CA , United States

Michelle Becker and Pittman McGehee

January 19, 2018 - January 21, 2018

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To relate, to love, and to connect is to be human. Who among us does not want 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 partners with greater awareness and compassion. CfC builds on the skills developed in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an eight-week program created by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer and affiliated with Harvard Medical School. CfC focuses on moving 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. Partners attend together and will be taught how to:

• Be more present with each other

• Identify shared values

• Build a base of warmth, security, and connection

• Communicate with kindness and compassion

• Comfort themselves and their partner

• Skillfully relate to their partner in times of difficulty

• Gain a greater understanding of themselves, their partner, and shared relational patterns

Recommended reading: Neff, Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself; Germer, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.


Esalen Institute
55000 California 1
Big Sur, CA 93920 United States
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