Search Inside Yourself will be July 29 & 30th of 2024

This program was originally designed by Google for it’s leadership teams.
The two day program guides participants through hands-on practices
demonstrating that: cultivating Self Awareness, will lead to Emotional Regulation, will lead to better Communication, that ultimately leads to better relationships and Psychological Safety. Register Here

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Mindfulness Community
Collaboration Camp

July 29-August 2, 2024 @ Carol Joy Holling Swanson Retreat Center

A chance for our mindfulness community to come together for shared  learning and practice.Camp offerings include Youth Engagement, Mindfulness & Emotion Science, Structure & Cooperation in the Classroom, Internal Family Systems, Wellness & Burnout, Nature Healing, Breathwork, Trauma & Relaxation, Self Compassion, Loving Kindness Practice, First Aid Certification and a daylong continuous mindfulness retreat "Practicing Silence in Support of Non-violence."  There will also be sound baths, mindful movement practices, Mahoney Tower sit, community planning, campfires and book sharing (bring books and/or take books.)  

We would be honored if you would join us for the 3rd Annual Mindfulness Community Collaboration Camp!😊 

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Camp is for anyone interested in learning more about mindfulness practice and how it applies in youth engagement, sports, education, non-violent communication, self-compassion, trauma recovery, or stress reduction.   Camp is also for those who are looking for more in-depth experiences and who would enjoy coming together as a community.  Mental health practitioners may receive “CEU’s”, and attorneys “MCLE’s”.
Camp also provides opportunities for those looking for some quiet time to decompress and just be.

Camp is at the Carol Joy Holling Retreat Center, Swanson Building, near Ashland, Nebraska. We have a variety of course options over five days divided into a LAB room for presentations/discussions, and a GYM room for guided and silent practices.   Passes can be purchased for each day to drop into any of the classes, with multi-day pass discounts. Monday and Tuesday are designed as a set to be taken together.  Lodging is also available and encouraged by discounted prices.

Download our 2024 Camp Activity Offerings Schedule

Monday/Tuesday, July 29 & 30, please join us for a 2-day world class mindful communications training.  Search Inside Yourself was developed by Google to empower its own leadership and generate more creative teams.  This is a rare opportunity made available through the generosity of local certified SIY facilitator David Fringer. Through a special arrangement, we are able to invite up to 30 participants to experience this life-changing event for a fraction of the commercial price. The institute comes with 28 daily video guided micro practices to sustain practical know-how and momentum.  Monday also includes happy hour on the patio with leading author and sports psychologist, Dr. Larry Widman, who will share on the topic: “The Intersection Between Mindset and Mental Health and Well Being in Peak Performers.”  The first fifteen registrants will receive a free copy of the book “Search Inside Yourself” or of Dr. Widman’s book, Max Out Mindset.  Lodgers will enjoy dinner together followed by Mindful Coloring on Monday evening, and fun interactive card games where small groups practice listening and reflecting back each other’s deeper feelings and needs on Tuesday. 
All evenings include a campfire with S’mores!

Wednesday, July 31,begins with an opportunity for relaxation with a “sound bath”, followed by an intensive guided breath practice to practice concentration and reset our physiology.  We will then explore ways to create structure and cooperation in the classroom, including an exploration of the emotion and behavior science being offered to generate well-being in the schools.  The afternoon will include the chance to practice in nature together, learn about Internal Family Systems, followed by a discussion of how to address burn out, and “surprise entertainment” from UNMC’s Wellness Director, Dr. Steve Wengel.  In the evening, all are invited to a community “vision” meeting to brainstorm some collaborations and plans for next year. The evening will conclude win an opportunity to practice mindful stillness by holding “yin” poses.

Thursday, August 1, starts with a guided mindful movement to greet the morning, followed by in depth Self Compassion and Loving Kindness Workshops.  There will be free time to enjoy some space, and then an opportunity to deeply decompress and experience immersion in trauma informed relaxation techniques.   The evening includes a sunset silent sit at the Mahoney Tower.

Friday, August 2, begins with another opportunity for sound bath, and then choosing between obtaining a First Aid certification, or “Practicing Silence in Support of Non-Violence” a daylong continuous mindfulness silent retreat guided by Mindfulness Outreach Initiative’s Jonanthan Woodside.Click here to learn more about the MBSR retreat

HOW:  Register here

SLIDING SCALE: We are looking for “participants” who are asked to pay what they can afford, and “hosts” who are willing to help pay for themselves and others.  We are essentially crowdfunding to support the event and to encourage participation of students and leaders, young and old, regardless of means. Space is limited to 20 lodgers and 20 day passes per day.   Hosting donations will be matched up to $3,000 by the Weiner/Skeen families, so please be generous and double your gift! Please be the early bird – we would love to see you!  😊

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