Date and Time Details: Check-in at the Wonderwell is between 3-5pm on the day of arrival. The retreat ends at noon on the final day and a light lunch is offered.

Location: Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Address: 253 Philbrick Hill Rd Springfield NH 03284


Experience: This retreat is open to beginner and experienced meditators.

  • Private Room w/En-Suite Bath – $690.00
  • Private Room w/Hall Bath – $600.00
  • Shared Room w/En-Suite Bath – $504.00
  • Shared Room w/Hall Bath – $459.00
  • Dorm – $417.00
  • Commuter – $294.00

In order to keep pricing as low as possible, teacher fees are not included and are encouraged as "Dana" (generous giving), as each participant is moved to do so at the end of retreat.

Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

With Kristy Arbon

November 15 - 18, 2018

This workshop retreat covers the core skills from the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff.

Self-compassion: What is It?

Self-compassion is the emotional attitude of bringing kindness to ourselves when things go wrong in our lives. Most of us easily treat our friends and loved ones with warmth, tenderness and patience when they struggle, fall short or fail at times in their lives, but we have a much harder time bringing those same qualities of compassion to our own selves in the same situations. Self-compassion is directed to the one who is suffering, and encourages us to consider the fundamental question of “What do I need?” By recognizing that difficulty is here (mindfulness), that these things are a part of every human life (common humanity), and connecting with our natural capacity for kindness toward suffering (self-kindness), we can develop healthy and enduring patterns of relating to all the circumstances of life.

Self-compassion: How to Learn It

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who find it embarrassing to be kind to oneself. It’s a courageous mental attitude that stands up to harm, including the discomfort that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, and self-rumination when things go wrong. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, and respond to ourselves and others with care and respect, and be fully human.

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

– Understand the physiology of self-compassion
– Practice self-compassion in daily life
– Find your own personalized lovingkindness and self-compassion phrases
– Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
– Handle difficult emotions with greater ease


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About the Teacher

Kristy Arbon

Kristy Arbon

I’m an Australian-born farm girl, now living in the US with my dear American husband. I studied psychology, philosophy, social work and fitness leadership, and worked a number of jobs in Australia from coaching team members in a government department to picking vegetables on an organic farm, before emigrating from my home country to be […]

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