Family Mindfulness Weekend: Acknowledge, Release and Invite Possibility

  • The Esalen Institute The Esalen Institute
  • 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, 93920
  • Nov 16 - 18, 2018 (3 days)
  • $420-7000, depending on accommodation selection

About us

Is your family going through a transition? Do you all need space to reflect, commune, and discover new possibilities for relating to what is happening? This workshop is open to families who have a history with issues concerning addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and changes in family dynamics.

When difficulty arises in our families, we are often given well-meaning advice but experience a lack of space to process and allow what is happening to be just as it is. This weekend workshop offers families with adolescents and young adult children both solitude and community, space to share stories and reflections, and time to meditate. With mindfulness as our foundation, we will explore our relationships to difficulty, releasing through forgiveness, and opening to possibilities for healing. The weekend’s activities incorporate art, meditation, and group discussions.

The weekend will flow between meditative solitude and exercises that include the following themes:

• Compassion for self and family members

• Equanimity and radical acceptance

• Open communication

• Value clarification

Note: Tuition for youth ages 11-17 enrolled in weekend family workshops is $420. Those 18 and over pay regular tuition.



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