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RENEWAL, The Way Out is In

September 4 - September 9


Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Core Skills and Nature Connection

A time to befriend yourself and deepen your connection to Mother  Earth and to others

Join Mirjam Luthe at Monviso Institute, Piedmonte/ Italy, for an immersion into Self-Compassion Practices in connection with Nature and regenerative practices


September 4-9, 2023 (5 days, Monday afternoon to Saturday noon) with the possibility of earlier arrival.

What to come for:

  • Reconnect with your inner resources and grow your emotional resilience 
  • Replenish in a wild and beautiful alpine setting on and around the campus of MonViso Institute in Ostana, a revived Occitan village 
  • Combine body awareness and movement in nature with mental inspiration and emotional exploration of self and our common humanity
  • Be inspired by hands-on examples of regeneration in this real-world laboratory MVI and explore how the local community responds to change 
  • Feel motivated and nourished by connecting to like-minded explorers 
  • Explore your relation to the Inner Development Goals (IDGs) and discover new ways of taking action

About Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

MSC is an empirically-supported training based on the pioneering research of Prof. Dr. Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Dr. Chris Germer. It combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step – turning with loving awareness toward difficult experiences (emotions, sensations, thoughts). Self-compassion comes next – bringing loving awareness to ourselves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion and the notion of common humanity comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives, which is particularly relevant during these challenging times. The curriculum has been steadily refined since 2010 and taught to over 100.000 people worldwide.

We will nourish our innate human competences of mindfulness, common humanity and kindness as a practice form of self-care. You will gently explore how you typically respond when difficult emotions arise. You will practice tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to yourself, strengthening emotional resources and personal capacities through exercises, meditations, group sharing, dyads and informal practices. You will find a safe and supportive environment for relaxing, grounding and reconnecting with yourself and from there, hopefully feel supported and motivated to engage in new ways.




September 4
September 9