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(p. 61) Session 7: Be Your Own Meditation Instructor and Daylong Retreat 

(p. 61) Session 7: Be Your Own Meditation Instructor and Daylong Retreat
(p. 61) Session 7: Be Your Own Meditation Instructor and Daylong Retreat

Colette M. Smart

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date: 14 June 2021

As we are nearing the end of the program, you will be invited to reflect on how you might sustain your mindfulness practice going forward (assuming you have found it helpful!). Taking responsibility for our own meditation practice is something we refer to as “becoming our own meditation instructor.” This chapter also contains information regarding the daylong retreat that will occur between this session and the final one. You will be given guidance on how to prepare for this silent day of group mindfulness practice, and time should be spent in session addressing any questions or concerns about the retreat. We will also review your homework experiences from the prior week, tracking reacting versus responding in relationships, and the final new practice of Loving-Kindness is introduced as a way to cultivate compassion for ourselves and ultimately for others.

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