Empathy. At the heART of compassion.

A retreat to explore empathy and art as tools for living with more compassion.

Friday 24th – 26th November 2017
Led by Jayne Middleton

This unique weekend is a combination of empathy, movement and art.  Nestled within the Cathedral of the isles we’ll explore empathy as a tool for living with more compassion.  You’ll also be offered the opportunity to walk the Labyrinth and explore your creative expression through art as these practices can help you deepen your understanding of yourself, others and life.  You are encouraged to take part in as much or little as you like.  We’ll find ways to move through the weekend in a way that best serves us all.

session 4-5.45pm
dinner 6.15
free time in evening

morning session (empathy) 9.30-12.30
lunch 12.45-2
Art from the HeART 2-5.45
dinner 6.15
free time in evening

morning session (The Work of Byron Katie) 9.30-12.30
Participants are free to leave this session at 11.00 if they wish to attend the Cathedral Eucharist.
lunch 12.45-2
closing circle 2-3

Jayne has been sharing Marshal Rosenberg’s nonviolent communication (nvc.org) since 2011.  She is a coach and staff development trainer, offers empathy circles and Byron Katie’s process The Work (thework.com) to individuals and groups.  She has over 10 years’ experience in community dance artistry and facilitates a morning movement practice and labyrinth walk within the Cathedral grounds. She has developed her own approach to authentic artistic expression called Art from the HeART.  jaynemidletoncoaching.com

If you’d like to know more about this retreat; contact Jayne at nurturingpotential@gmail.com or call 07834519883

Residential full board: £180

Non Residential cost:
Full weekend : Waged or with savings £75 Unwaged or limited finances £35
Part weekend (ie Friday evening & Saturday) Waged or with savings £40 Unwaged or limited finances £20
Costs include lunch, Dinner is available at an additional cost of  £18.50

A deposit of £50 will be required to secure your place, which will be deducted from your final bill.


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