A Retreat For Health Professionals
Deepen your experience and practice of mindfulness and meditation amidst the beauty and quietude of Vancouver Island
The culture and practice of health care offers unique challenges to us in terms of self care and wellness. This can lead to unhealthy stress, mood disorders, relationship challenges, and burnout. The Mindfulness in Medicine series of workshops and retreats are an opportunity to better understand the unique nature of our suffering and challenge. They provide an opportunity to rediscover, as a community, the tools, skills, and resources that can allow us to nurture our own healing and resilience for ourselves, our relationships and our patients.
Join Dr. Mark Sherman and your community on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC for this annual 5 day meditation retreat experience. This semi-silent retreat will teach basic and more advanced meditation skills, allowing significant practice times for formal and informal mindfulness, while immersed in the restful and picturesque sanctuary that is Bethlehem. Silent sitting periods of meditation will be interspersed with walking practice; mindful inquiry; group discussion; and time for self exploration and rest.
This five day workshop will take place at Bethlehem Centre in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, BC. Arrivals and introductions will be in the late afternoon/ early evening of Wednesday, Sept 30, 2020 and the retreat will finish at noon on Oct 5, 2020. Registration includes tuition as well as accommodations and meals. Bethlehem provides opportunities to enjoy the beautiful grounds, a path around the lake and into the surrounding forests.
This workshop has a 25 person limit so please register through this page (see below) or by contacting Mark.
You can also read more about our Mindfulness in Medicine courses.
*Refund Policy: You will receive a refund of your tuition, minus a $150.00 processing fee, up to 30 days prior to the start of a retreat. If the retreat is cancelled relating to COVID you will be refunded the full tuition.