Mindful Living Couples Retreat (12/11-12/13/20)

For Health Care Professionals and the Mindfulness Community

mindful-livingWHEN: December 11 - 13, 2020 at Commonweal Retreat Center.
Retreat begins at 3:00 pm on Friday and end at 1:00 pm on Sunday.

This retreat will focus on the cultivation of interpersonal mindfulness practices to support empathy and resonance in both our personal and professional relationships. It is an opportunity for couples to deepen intimacy and presence, and enrich their relationship.

This will be an experiential retreat and involve interpersonal meditation practices such as stillness and movement meditation, mindfulness based communication exercises and loving kindness practices. Didactic presentations and group discussions will explore how to integrate mindfulness practice into personal and professional life.

The clinical relevance and application of these skills will be highlighted to support the dignity and integrity of the clinician-client relationship. In addition, the role of awareness in preventing professional burnout and compassion fatigue will be discussed.

There will be periods of silence and opportunities to commune with nature and enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings. Couples will have ample private time for focused inquiry and compassionate listening to nurture curiosity, connection and understanding in the relationship.

This retreat provides time away from the clamors of day-to-day life and an opportunity to replenish body, mind, and spirit at a private and beautiful retreat center.

Learning objectives include:

  • Be able to describe the theory and practice of mindfulness meditation
  • Identify clinical applications of mindfulness in medicine and psychotherapy
  • Identify mindfulness practices that promote healthy living and prevents compassion fatigue and burnout
  • Identify skills to teach clients how to work more effectively with stress and stress related illness
  • Identify pathogenic reactions to stress

CONTINUING EDUCATION: For Psychologists, Nurses, MFT's and LCSW's.

24 CE credits for Psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance for Psychologists, contact info@mindfulnessprograms.com. For questions about CE visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at david.lukoff@gmail.com

24 CE hours available for MFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP – Approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider CAMFT #136535

24 CE for RNs - Provider approved by the CA. Board of Registered Nursing Provider # CEP 15967

Required Reading for all CE is is "Full Catastrophe Living", by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

LOCATION: Commonweal Retreat Center: An oasis of stillness and natural beauty, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, near Bolinas, California.
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FEES: Include retreat and lodging, gourmet vegetarian meals and snacks, and continuing education.

$1,850 per couple

$50 Discount for Mindful Couple Program Alumni


There is a $100 cancellation fee for cancellations 30 days prior to retreat start date. There are no refunds after that. Please email refund requests to info@mindfulnessprograms.com.


couples-retreat2Bob Stahl, PhD Bob Stahl, has founded eight Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in medical centers in the SF Bay Area and is currently offering programs at Dominican Hospital, El Camino Hospitals in Los Gatos and Mt. View, and Good Samaritan Hospital. He serves as a Senior Teacher for Brown University Mindfulness Center and the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Bob teachers MBSR Teacher Trainings and Insight Meditation retreats worldwide and is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock. He is coauthor of 5 books: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living With Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and MBSR Everyday.

Jan Landry, BSN MA teaches Mindfulness-based stress reduction programs, meditation retreats and workshops in a variety of clinical and corporate settings in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as internationally. Jan brings a 30-year background in the field of death and dying that informs her mindfulness practice and reminds her of the importance of being awake and present to this one precious life. As a co-owner of Awareness and Relaxation Training, she hopes to support others in cultivating a practice of mindfulness that can be integrated into one’s daily life to support health and well-being both at work and at home.

FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT: info@mindfulnessprograms.com

Program Details

Program Date 12-11-2020 3:00 pm
Program End Class Date 12-13-2020 1:00 pm
Registration Closes 12-11-2020 7:00 pm
Individual Price $1,850 Per Couple
Location Commonweal Retreat Center