Joyce Rupp, OSM, co-founded the Boundless Compassion program and has trained facilitators to share this important program with others. Mickey Reed is a trained facilitator who will be presenting this retreat.
Compassion can change a heart, change a life, change a world. In the face of hatred, injury, doubt and sadness, being a compassionate presence can sow the seeds of non-violence, non-judgement, forgiveness and mindfulness.
Individually and in small groups, we will explore the intention of “loving ourselves and our world into healing” through stories, music meditation, and real-world practice. Sessions and meditations on core topics such as embodied presence, self-compassion, self-forgiveness, seeing goodness, releasing blame and conflict, and living with the world in our hearts will make up the heart of this program
“Living your Compassion” exercises will give participants the chance to contribute to a more loving world in a grounded and practical way and help each one Come to understand that whatever you are doing in your life can be the vehicle for BEING transformational compassion.
We will share insights from visionary leaders and each other on cultivating mature compassion, the importance of pausing, opening our hearts to shadow, sacred mindfulness and the power of mercy.
Whatever your domain in life, it is Mickey’s hope that by the weekends close, you will feel prepared to live with a renewed commitment to a compassionate presence for yourself and those who are in the midst of pain, struggle, and transition.
Lodging room check-in begins at 3pm and the program will begin at 7pm after dinner.
Mickey Reed has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Therapeutic Environments and a master’s degree in Counseling, as well as a master’s in Occuaptional Therapy. She practiced as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for 28 years and founded and chaired the the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mickey now lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina where she is active in community theatre, puppeteering and leading an intergenerational ukulele band. She is president of the Board of Pet Pals North Carolina, a program providing humane education and animal assisted therapy for at risk school children. She is also a team leader in Orange County’s Food for All program and a volunteer for family literacy. She leads retreats and workshops in creative arts, play and spirituality throughout the East Coast.