Virtual Mindfulness Retreat (for Beginners)
March 5, 2022
TSD Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
We give ourselves compassion when we feel discomfort. Learn the variety of situations that call for self compassion, such as experiencing an intense emotion or struggling to know how to respond in a situation. Discover the different types of self-compassion we can give to ourselves, such as validation, soothing and protection.
The most meaningful and effective forms of self-compassion are the ones that are personalized to your needs. Learn how to personalize your self-compassion so you can experience the shifts you desire.
For current students, the cost for this retreat is included in your monthly payments. No additional cost is necessary. For non-students, the fee for this retreat is $95. Click here to pay. Ask about our buddy discount and you and a friend will receive a 25% discount Or Enroll as a student.
This workshop fulfills a module for the certification programs, Certified Mindfulness Counselor, Mindfulness, Teacher, Mindfulness Coach, Mindfulness Healer and Mindfulness Minister. Learn more about our certification programs. Costs vary.
This Retreat is Not Recorded
There will not be a recording available for anyone not participating live.
TSD Mindfulness expert and founder, Sarah Vallely, will lead three instruction sessions during this retreat. Her topics include (a) mindfulness of our mind, gut and hearts and how this system affects our grief experience, (b) improving focus and concentration during meditation, and (c) reducing stress during times of crisis. You will also learn specific techniques for self-compassion practice, embracing uncertainty, and how to use humility to move into healing.
Mindfulness Meditation Sessions
Enjoy two 30-minute guided meditation sessions. Sarah Vallely will lead you into mindfulness meditations using the practices outlined by TSD Mindfulness. Additionally, there will be a break, during which you can meditate if you choose to. Practices include mindfulness of sound, physical sensations, and breath. And mindfulness of sensations within the gut area and heart center. The practice entails taming the mind, soothing the gut and dwelling in the heart.
Retreat Schedule (Eastern Standard Time)
Saturday, November 6, 2021
9:00 – 9:45 Introduction and instruction
9:45 - 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:00 Mindfulness of the objects of our self-compassion (pain, loss, shame, guilt)
11:00 – 11:30 Guided mindfulness practice
11:30 – 12:00 Break (optional self-guided meditation)
12:00– 1:00 Self-compassion types (validation, comfort, soothing, providing, protecting and motivating)
1:00 – 1:30 Semi-guided mindfulness practice
1:30 – 1:40 Break
1:40 - 2:00 Closing comments
2:00 - 2:30 optional "How to Grow your Mindfulness-based Business"
Jennifer Stone, Retiree
TSD is a fresh, clear way to look within myself, as well as, my relationships with family, friends, work, money, decisions and more. Thank you Sarah for a practice that integrates smoothly into my life.
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat (for Beginners)
Date to be announced
TSD Mindfulness and the Stages of Grief
Be part of a journey to discover the truth about living with and healing from grief. Silence can be difficult for those struggling with loss. Learn how to turn the silence into a supportive embrace and how to unpack emotions surrounding grief with mindfulness. Understand which mindfulness practices bring you into healing. And learn how a journaling practice supports your mindful journey into and through grief.
During this one-day online retreat, you will hear how the TSD Mindfulness teachings support each stage of grief.
Shock and denial. This is a state of disbelief and numbed feelings.
Pain and guilt. You may feel your loss is unbearable and you are a burden to your loved ones.
Anger and bargaining. You may lash out, know you would do anything in exchange for relief.
Depression. This may be a period of isolation and loneliness during which you process and reflect on the loss.
The upward turn. You reach a more calm and relaxed state.
Reconstruction and working through. You begin to put pieces of your life back together and carry forward.
Acceptance and hope. You experience gradual acceptance of a new way of life and hope for the future.
These are lodging options for in-person retreats.
I have been teaching mindfulness and meditation for 20 years in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Asheville, NC. Students from across the globe travel to attend my workshops and retreats. I have written four books, including Sensational Meditation for Children, and Tame Soothe Dwell. My teaching style and content are highly acclaimed by yoga instructors, therapists, and healing practitioners.
I look forward to meeting you!