Our 5-day residential intensive form of
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
Designed especially for those who have found attending an 8-week class difficult to schedule, this 5-day residential intensive includes all of the content of our popular 8-week program offered in a peaceful retreat setting.
26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.
In MSC you will learn:
- How to stop being so hard on yourself
- How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
- How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
- How to transform difficult relations, both old and new
- Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
- The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
- tools to manage Caregiver fatigue
- How to become your own best teacher
More info on Mindful Self-Compassion is available here.
Who this event is for: This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!
Details on what to bring will be sent upon registration.
See What to Expect at Residential Trainings for more information about our multi-day mindfulness trainings.
Oori Silberstein, Certified MSC and MBSR Instructor
Catherine Duffy, Trained MSC Instructor and Certified Mindfulness Instructor
Location and Directions:
Samish Island Campground
Need a ride or want to help others with transportation?
See our carpooling page for setting up ride shares.
Cost: $1350 - $720 Sliding Scale Tuition includes instruction, materials, room and board. There is an additional cost for some lodging options (see below).
We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.
Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).
Commuting: Although commuter attendance is possible we highly encourage you to stay on site. This makes for a much more complete and valuable experience. We strongly recommend that the commuter option only be considered by those living within a reliable 30-minute maximum travel time of the retreat site.
Up to 26 CE credits are available for healthcare professionals with an additional $195 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.
For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.
There are two types of cabins: rustic cabins, which are simple plywood cabins built in the 1950's with heat, beds, and shared campground bathroom buildings; and e-cabins, which are modern motel-level buildings where two units share a bathroom.
The 40 rustic cabins are quieter and simpler but one must walk across the lawn to the bathrooms. We can offer single or double occupancy in the rustic cabins to all participants.
The 16 e-cabins are lighter, more modern, and share a bathroom. There can be more noise in e-cabins due to the sharing of the bathroom and we ask e-cabin residents to be very careful of the noise from doors and bathroom fixtures so as not to disturb their neighbor.
A surcharge is required for lodging in the more modern e-cabins.
Consider helping us make e-cabins available to more people by requesting double occupancy. We will do our best to match you with a compatible roommate and to honor requests for roommates if you are coming to retreat with a friend.
During the registration process, you may request one of these options: rustic, e-cabin with double occupancy, e-cabin with single occupancy, or RV or camping.
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The hearty meals served at Samish Island Campground get rave reviews. All meals are included in the registration price (dinner on Sunday through lunch on Friday). We can accommodate nearly any dietary request - just let us know in the Comments field during registration.
Continuing Education Credits
Up to 26 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group (ISG). For full details visit our CE credit information page.
Note: Registration for CE's takes place at the time of class registration.
See this page regarding late registration.Who is Eligible for CE's?
Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dieticians, and Nurses.
For mental health professionals:
International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists. ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content. The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.
International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses. ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content. The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes. This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.
More Details & Registration:
For full details please visit our CE credit information page.
Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats
See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.