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Facilitator: Dr Lucy Chan & Ethan Pollock
Whether you’re recovering from a period of stress, or you’re showing signs of burnout, now is the time to pause, and learn tools to rest and build resilience. This mindfulness and self-compassion weekend will support you in moving through life with more ease, grounded-ness, and well-being.
Event time: Fri 25th Oct 2024 at 4:00pm - Sun 27th Oct 2024 at 4:00pm
During this retreat we will explore the practices of mindfulness and self-compassion to resource ourselves during times of stress or challenge. We’ll be looking deeper into personal habit patterns that drive us towards burnout, whilst building self-agency to make choices, and hold boundaries, to ensure we maintain our well-being. Rest is an act of resistance, and we will explore the value and richness of spaciousness, as a way to reconnect to ourselves.
Symptoms of burnout can range from emotional and mood changes, to physical manifestations such as headaches and insomnia, to utter exhaustion. This weekend will be a way to take care of our bodies and nervous systems, whilst providing ways we can nurture our resilience.
Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.
Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.
• Mindful walking through our woodland trails
• Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
• Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
• Discover surrounding charming market towns
Arrivals from 4pm with afternoon tea. Course starts with a welcome meeting at 5.30pm followed by dinner. Please bring a notebook and pen. Some elements will be led outside so please bring suitable clothing and shoes.
Lucy is a teacher of mindfulness, compassion, and Buddhist meditation who leads retreats and courses worldwide. She is a senior certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, having trained directly under the internationally renowned pioneers of this field; Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. As a practising doctor in the NHS for over a decade, she understands the importance of integrating mindfulness practices as a way to keep balance in everyday life. Her passions include helping people engage with self-compassion practices as a way to build inner resilience, and supporting the caregivers of society. Her work exploring ways to overcome burnout has been published in the National Press, and her TEDx talk on Fierce Compassion is featured on the TED website.Visit Tutor's Website
Ethan has been facilitating mindfulness groups and retreats for over a decade. He spent five years training at Plum Village with the internationally-recognised mindfulness teacher & Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He is a qualified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and co-director of the non-profit Mindful Living Community. He facilitates and teaches around the UK and internationally.Visit Tutor's Website