Each year the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness offers a secular mindfulness retreat to the general public that also meets requirements for teachers of mindfulness based programs. Join Mindfulness and Somatic Self-Compassion Teacher Kristy Arbon for 5-days of companionate silence, guided practice and self-care. This unique retreat will offer skills and wisdom in service of resourcing ourselves for being the beneficial change we’d like to see in the world, such that our journey is sustainable, fulfilling and meaningful. A team of supporting teachers, including our partner organization, The Resilient Activist, will offer a variety of practices including mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, mindful eating, yoga nidra, nature connection, etc. Previous experience with retreat practice is recommended. This retreat is intended for the general public, but is also designed to meet requirements for ongoing practice for mindfulness teachers and 7.0 CEs are available for KS & MO licensed mental health providers who attend the entire retreat.
- resourcing ourselves for sustainable engaged mindfulness
- being and supporting the change we’d like to see in the world
- cultivating compassion with equanimity
- working with grief, anger, despair and overwhelm
- contacting our deep interconnection with other beings and the planet
- finding balance
- empowering ourselves
- understanding the importance of embodied inner and outer activism
Learning Objectives for Continuing Education – participants will be able to:
Kristy Arbon is founder and CEO of HeartWorks Training LLC, supporting people in their practice of self-compassion, mindfulness, somatic awareness, shame resilience and tapping into emergent self-wisdom. Her work has deep roots in Mindful Self-Compassion, Internal Family Systems, Sensory Modulation, Brene Brown’s shame resilience model, Buddhist philosophy and exploration of archetypes. Kristy is a qualified social worker, a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, a qualified fitness instructor and she has completed Internal Family Systems Level 1 training. She is the developer of the Somatic Self-Compassion curriculum and she adapted the Mindful Self-Compassion curriculum for the online environment. She is passionate about supporting people in taking care of themselves and learning about old patterns of being that no longer serve them so that they can go out into the world and courageously do the important work they are called for. Kristy was born in Australia and has lived in the US for the last 10 years with her sweet American husband. She currently lives in St Louis, teaching in the US, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and online.