An essential part of being an effective and compassionate therapist includes the ability to be present, to care of ourselves and to cultivate self-compassion and positive well-being. Being present and compassionate in our own lives and relationships also allows for greater energy to sustain our therapeutic presence with clients and patients.
This retreat is open for all health care professionals and will focus on cultivating the foundation of therapeutic presence and compassion with others, providing an opportunity for self-care, restoration and connection in a beautiful nature setting. In community with other therapists we will deepen our ability to be present and compassionate through mindfulness and self-compassion practices. These practices will focus on cultivating greater attunement and connection with ourselves, others and with nature.
With the cultivation of presence and self-compassion, we can develop greater trust in our ability to move through work and life challenges with greater ease, while feeling energized, calm, and centered. This can help us to return to our work and care of others, with greater attention, energy, purpose, while balancing care for ourselves. No prior experience with mindfulness or self-compassion is required.
Dr. Shari Geller is an author, clinical psychologist and creator of the Therapeutic Rhythm and Mindfulness Program (TRM™) and is a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Dr Geller offers training modules in therapeutic presence to various educational institutions as part of a longer-term vision of having therapeutic presence be foundational training across psychotherapy approaches as well as inany profession that involves human relationship. With over twenty years experience weaving psychology and mindfulness, Shari co-authored the book, Therapeutic Presence: A Mindful Approach to Effective Therapy with Dr Leslie S. Greenberg. She has released a companion CD on cultivating presence, with guided practices using the healing power of music and the health benefits of mindfulness. Shari's newly released book: A Practical Guide For Cultivating Therapeutic Presence, offers practical guidance for cultivating and strengthening therapeutic presence as a foundational approach. Shari serves on the teaching faculty in Health Psychology at York University and for the Applied Mindfulness Meditation (AMM) program at the University of Toronto, in association with Music and Health Research Collaboratoty (MaHRC). Shari is the co-director of the Centre for MindBody Health in Toronto, where she offers training, supervision and therapy in emotion-focused therapy for individuals and couples.
Date: Welcome on Juni, 22 at 5 p.m., June 23 and 24
Location: Monastery hotel ZIN, Vught The Netherlands
Price: to be determined (incl. 2 nights with breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 dinners)