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5-Day Mindfulness & Self-compassion Retreat

18 January 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Take time out from your busy life for self-care, expand and deep your sense of aliveness, self-compassion, resilience and wellbeing.


Thursday, 13th – Tuesday, 18th JANUARY 2022

Thurs: 3 – 6pm, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon: 9.30am – 5pm, Tue: 9.30am – 12pm

Some previous meditation experience is recommended in order to join the entire 5-day retreat. If you are a beginner then please choose a 1 or 2 day retreat option.

You can join for the 5 days or optionally for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days

Join us for our Live, Online, Interactive, Teacher-Led mindfulness and compassion retreat with a real mindfulness instructor, real time, with a real group of people, delivered in a safe and nourishing online environment. This retreat is delivered in a secular and modern style with a slight Tibetan flavour.

This 5-day online, live, interactive and teacher led mindfulness and self-compassion retreat offers us the wonderful opportunity to take time out from our busy lives and take care of ourselves, expanding and deepening our sense of aliveness, self-compassion and wellbeing.

What is included in the retreat?

This live, online retreat is highly experiential and interactive. We have a diverse programme of mindfulness and self-compassion activities such as body scan, mindful movement, guided walking meditation, Zen tea drinking meditation, sitting awareness of breath meditation as well as emotional regulation meditations. All activities are very gentle and optional, where participants are encouraged to take part in what they feel comfortable with.

Your retreat facilitators

The retreat is led by Robert Gebka . The retreat is supported by Dr Julia Forster , an Educational Psychologist and MBSR Mindfulness Teacher, Clare Clements, a Zenways Mindfulness Teacher and Richard Hepper, an experienced senior mindfulness practitioner.

Robert is a Qualified MBSR Mindfulness Teacher with the University of California San Diego Medical School, USA and the director of training for MBSR TT programme. He is former Buddhist monk who lived, worked and trained for five years at the Nan Hua Zen Buddhist monastery before joining the NHS. It was during this time that he was fortunate enough to meet HH the 14th Dalai Lama. Robert has been practicing and teaching mindfulness for 20 years and taught over 30 MBSR 8-Week courses. He is also an accredited counsellor registered ith the National Counselling Society and is the author Managing Depression with Mindfulness for Dummies. He also currently works in mental health for Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust for the Here for Each Other Service and is CRB checked and fully insured.

This retreat is per donation to NHS and Health & Social Care Staff and is otherwise chargeable to members of the public. The public retreat cost is £395 for the 5 days and £69 per day.

Please offer whatever you can to help cover the cost of facilitating the the retreat. If you are choosing to make a donation then a suggested donation can be anything from £20 to £50 per retreat day. However we leave this up to you to decide.

Please note you DO NOT necessarily need a Paypal account to donate – You can use the “Pay by debit or credit card” paypal button and select your donation amount to donate SECURELY with a debit or credit card.


Please check your email for confirmation and the Zoom link details and programme.

For more details please email Robert on

info@dorset-mindfulness.co.uk or call on 01202 585 505

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