November 13-15, 2015
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
In the urgency and speed of life, time squeezes our attention to the narrow band of to-do’s. What suffers is connection — to yourself and to others.
Deliberately stepping away from the demands of your life and tuning inward you see and feel the effects your lifestyle has on your body, heart, and mind; you see and feel its effect on the quality of relating with your partner. This is a pivotal step in the process of re-connecting and re-calibrating. Feeling stress, the body, heart, and mind will seek to find relief; this is a natural wisdom. This relief is accessed through experiences of appreciation, gratitude, kindness, and compassion.
Settle into a four-day retreat where your only job is to tune in to what is happening inside of you and inside of your partner. Remember what it feels like to be present, interested, and appreciative of yourself, your partner, and the life you are creating together. Learn to use mindfulness and compassion practices to support your own well-being and that of the couple. We will alternate between teaching segments, guided meditations and dyadic couples exercises. At no time will you be “put on the spot”.No prior meditation experience is required.
Bill Morgan, PsyD and Susan Morgan, CNS are long-standing mindfulness teachers and psychotherapists in the Boston area. They have participated in many silent mindfulness retreats and recently completed a four-year silent mindfulness retreat at the Forest Refuge in Barre, MA. Together for 20 years, they have been leading mindfulness and compassion retreats for the past 15 years. In private practice each has specialized in couples therapy. They are board members of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, meditationandpsychotherapy.org. Bill and Susan are contributing authors to Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, a best selling text which has been translated into 7 languages.