Day of Respite: A Retreat

6-hour retreat

Diane Hetrick

About this Event

CCFW does not provide mental health or substance use treatment or services, nor do our mindfulness and compassion-based courses substitute for diagnosis or treatment for mental health or substance use problems such as depression, anxiety, or addiction. Find a list of mental health resources on CCFW’s resource page.

Inspired by Days of Mindfulness, from MBSR and Mindful Self-Compassion classes, this Day of Respite, a 6-hour retreat, is meant to nourish and nurture those whose work or life activities bring them in contact with difficulty and suffering.  We will use mindfulness and compassion practices to guide us during the day. The experience is designed to be one of deep welcoming, acceptance, rest, and compassionate care.

This 6-hour retreat will include: 

  • Initial connecting and welcoming exercises
  • Mindfulness and compassion-focused guided meditation
  • Gentle movement practices, including qigong and mudra practices
  • Other embodied movement practices and dance
  • Mindful eating
  • Music and song
  • Restorative rest
  • Didactic instruction  
  • Time for written reflection and sharing in small groups

This course is intended to support past participants of CCFW’s multi-week courses. Register if you have attended one of the following courses:

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Compassion Cultivation Training
  • Mindful Resilience

This course may also be valuable for:

  • Health care professionals.
  • Home care workers, professionals as well as those tending to family members.
  • People working with incarcerated individuals.
  • People working on social justice issues and climate action.

Getting Here

By bus or light rail: More than 60 bus routes serve the University District and a Link Light Rail Station is located 1/2 mile away.

By bike: Kincaid Hall is located directly off the Burke Gilman Trail between 15th Ave NE and the NE Pacific Street overpass. Bike racks are conveniently located at Kincaid and throughout campus.

By car: There are no parking lots directly adjacent to Kincaid Hall. If you are driving, please allow yourself an extra 15-20 minutes to locate parking and walk to Kincaid Hall. The University of Washington offers pay-lots and parking garages. Metered street parking is also available but very limited. Parking fees around campus range from $1.00 – $4.00 an hour. Learn more about parking options here. For an ADA map, please visit the UW Access Guide.

An important note in light of COVID-19

Masks and vaccinations are strongly recommended, although not currently required. Correct use of well-fitting masks or face coverings protects the wearer as well as others, thereby helping to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

Health and safety requirements are subject to change. Participants will be required to follow current guidelines in place at the time of the program.

Participants who have symptoms of COVID-19, are required to stay home and should get tested and/or see a health care provider. Any participant who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to isolate at home following current guidelines from DOH and the CDC. This isolation guidance applies regardless of vaccination status.



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About the Presenter

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Diane Hetrick

Diane Hetrick has been studying and practicing in the areas of mind-body healing, mindfulness, meditation, and compassion cultivation most of her adult life. She completed the Certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation training through the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA. After completing the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Teacher Certification Program, offered through the Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford, she became one of the first certified CCT teachers in the Seattle area.

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