Course Information

Compassion: Mindful Self Compassion Weekend Retreat CANCELLED

When: 18 Nov 2022 - 20 Nov 2022
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Colette Power, Caroline Hoffman

Mindfulness and Self Compassion weekend retreat

What’s involved?

This is an online retreat aimed at deepening our mindful self-compassion core skills.

We may associate mindful self-compassion practices with simply dealing with difficulties, but when we can meet them more skilfully, we build stability and balance.  This increasing equanimity enables space for contentment and joy to arise.

The retreat will include:

  • periods of both guided and self-directed practice
  • short evening talks
  • sustained periods of silence to enable participants to connect more fully with their inner experience
  • time to practice mindful self-compassion informally between the scheduled sessions
  • An opportunity for group inquiry with the teachers.

The teachers will also be available to talk to people individually if necessary.

Who is the retreat for?

This retreat is suitable for people who have attended an 8-week course e.g. MBSR/MBCT/MSC and who have a personal practice of mindfulness. It is open to anyone who meets these requirements and is also suitable for people who teach or are training to teach Mindfulness Based Programmes and others who are integrating mindfulness into their professional work.  

This retreat can contribute to fulfilling the retreat requirement for mindfulness teachers who wish to be included on the BAMBA Listing of Mindfulness Teachers.

Requirements to attend:

Attendance at an 8-week MBSR/MBCT/MSC (or similar). In addition, attendance of at least one day of guided silent mindfulness practice is recommended but not required.

Please ensure you are able to attend the entire event. If this is not possible, please contact us to discuss before submitting an application.


The retreat will start at 4 pm on Friday 18th November and finish at 4 pm on Sunday 20th November 2022.

All times given are UK, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). If you are attending from a different time zone, please check equivalent timings in your time zone.

What to bring/wear:

A mat, cushions and a blanket would be helpful to support your meditation space at home. 


Online, via Zoom.

A Zoom link will be sent nearer to the start date. 

Please check you have the best internet connection possible. Use of an ethernet cable can improve the quality of the connection.

Our rates:

Full rate for online course: £195.00 (includes £100 non-refundable deposit)

Bursary-assisted places are available on this event until 3 months before the event starts. Bursary applications need to be submitted and decided prior to booking onto the event. To find out more about our bursary schemes and to apply, please first visit our website here:

Employer's rate - Recognising the administrative overhead of dealing with employers, we will be adding a £50 surcharge if the employer is paying directly; where possible we would advise applicants to pay themselves and reclaim on expenses to avoid the charge.

The Application Process:

Our application and payment process involves the following steps:

  1. We receive your application form and assess it to ensure that this event is suitable for you. We endeavour to make assessments within a week but if the tutor is on annual leave or on retreat this can take a little bit longer.
  2. Upon offering you a place, we will then invoice you for the full amount.
  3. Your place is fully confirmed once we receive your full payment.
  4. We will email you the joining instructions in advance of the course.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully for information regarding payments and cancellations.

For more information:

Please email us at


Click here to sign up to our waiting list - unfortunately this event is now full.