Interpersonal Mindfulness (IM) Intensive
Cultivating Relational Skills
October 2020: Wed 14.10. – Mon 19.10.
Our Covid-19 Statement
Due to the situation we are all in, we have poured our souls into insuring that your welfare is our first priority and our venue is a warm and inviting place despite Covid-19.
With this in mind, our retreat will be available to a MAXIMUM OF 6 PEOPLE and you will be delighted to hear that each one of you get a PERSONAL ROOM!
Please be reassured that all bookings made for this event will be honoured and a forward credit applied if circumstances change due to the virus.
“It is this long listening that gives rise to the sunlight of speech.”
In this event participants will cultivate the natural wisdom of awareness while listening and speaking. This dialogic meditation practice strengthening their ability to attune to one another, recognise their capacity for empathy, deepen their listening skills and cultivate moment-to-moment awareness while in relationship.
IM is based on the interpersonal meditation practice of Insight Dialogue, developed by Dr. Gregory Kramer.
IM utilises a distinct method of cultivating mindfulness, concentration, and insight. This method is based on practicing the six guidelines of Insight Dialogue (pause, relax, open, attune to emergence, listen deeply, and speak the truth) while contemplating with a partner or group essential truths of life.
The contemplation topics are universal and can be found in each person’s own experience.
This intensive event offers an opportunity to deepen our meditation practice in the place we most often forget it: Our social interactions.
What to expect?
The way the form is offered allows participants to have the direct experience of pausing out of habitual patterns of reactivity while face-to-face with another person.
Because the contemplations are carefully guided and timed, participants are able to observe the mental and emotional habits that are usually lost in the flow of stressful or even pleasant communications.
As practice deepens, calm concentration improves, and insight and loving-kindness arise naturally.
The intensive will include silent, dialogic and loving-kindness meditations, body awareness practice and group discussions.
It seems extremely pertinent to my work in Human Resources and I wonder whether all managers could undergo this training. Just PAUSE alone, would be beneficial and make a huge difference to interpersonal relationships in the workplace.
Using the guidelines enabled connection on a deeper level – it’s quite clear that when truly in the present moment, we share so many experiences, feel the same pain, suffer the same attachments, fear the same ideas of future or past regrets – all just different subjective experiences of the same consciousness.
I really enjoyed the contemplations, especially change & impermanence / ageing / roles. These are brilliant topics to practice the guidelines.
Susann facilitates in such a way that complex explanations are not required, the contemplations allow me to understand through practical experience. And I loved the beach practice of ‘open’.
The guidelines and everything I have learnt about using them is going to be invaluable in my coaching and facilitating. Being able to access where I am and what is going on for me as I interact is going to be so liberating and life-changing.
The structured approach & guidelines gives me a good grounding as to how to approach participants in future events lead by me as a facilitator. Thank you very much for such an amazing experience.
I found that this event has reinforced my aspirations of becoming a MBSR facilitator as well as giving more focus to my regular personal practice.
The guidelines provide a structure in a seemingly natural and perfect sequence, enabling the uncovering of unnecessary thought patterns, historical data, preconceived ideas – what ‘I think I know about myself’ – to allow what arises in that moment in relation to the being in which I was communicating with at that time, the group and myself, to come thru.
Details: Interpersonal Mindfulness Intensive
Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight PO40 99P
Lymington Pier to Yarmouth, IOW is the direct way to Freshwater Bay. Taxi time from Yarmouth, IOW to Freshwater Bay is approximately five minutes.
Dates & Timings:
October 2020: Wed 14.10. – Mon 19.10.
Please arrive on the first day between 4 and 6pm to allow time to get settled into your room before dinner at 6.30 pm and orientation in the evening.
The intensive ends on the final day at 12.30pm.
Cosy Wolf is a stunning Georgian house, set in 2 acres of beautiful gardens. The property has undergone extensive refurbishment since January 2020, and offers superb facilities, in a tranquil setting 20 minutes walk from Freshwater.
Due to the current Covid-19 regulations, our retreat is for single room occupancy only and all meals provided will be served to us. We will be staying at Cosy Wolf on a half-board basis of breakfast and dinner, with Tea’s, Coffee & Snacks in between.
Flight over Freshwater Bay on a Lovely Day!
Video by WightFlight using DJI Phantom 3 Pro.
If you would like to join, please let us know and we will send you a reservation email with payment details.
In order to be able to confirm your place on the retreat, we do require full Tuition Fee payment either by Bank Transfer or by Debit/Credit Card (a handling charge of 4% will be added).
Once we confirm your place we will email you a confirmation of your booking and ask you to contact Cosy Wolf directly for reservation and payment of the deposit within 7 days (email@example.com). With the reservation they ask for a deposit of 10%. The remaining payment of the accommodation charge is due on the day of arrival.
Cosy Wolf does not accept bookings unless they have a copy of the confirmation email, which provides them with evidence that you have been approved for a place.