Holding Compassionate Presence
Practices for the Clinician 2022

Therapists, Counselors & Healthcare Professionals
September  12-14
NASW NH 12 Category A CEU’s #3281
On Beautiful Star Island
7 miles off the coast of New Hampshire & Maine

Join us for three days & 2 nights on this magical island.
Enliven your compassionate heart, mind and body!

Enhance self-compassion & compassion for your clients.

Improve your personal and therapeutic relationships.

Learn compassion skills that you can teach your clients.


 I’m ready, sign me up

Have you ever thought, “I am a caring clinician, but I’m feeling tired and run down, even exhausted?” Maybe you just feel that you and your clients would benefit from learning some effective compassion skills. Certainly, the world today needs compassionate presence more than ever!

Join us for three days on beautiful Star Island to enliven your compassionate heart, mind and body!

Cultivate compassion for yourself and for your clients.
Improve well- being, resilience, connection with others, and therapeutic relationships. Learn compassion skills and practices of lovingkindness, forgiveness, and gratitude that you can teach your clients.
We will explore compassion practices from both eastern philosophical and western psychological perspectives, ranging from qigong and yoga to mindfulness and positive psychology.

Compassion practices help you feel more connected to and accepting of other human beings.

Currently the same neuroscience that confirmed the efficacy of mindfulness is demonstrating the power of compassion practices.
A healthy compassionate heart increases resourcefulness, resiliency and happiness. 

“Here’s the bottom line: compassion creates a healthy mind.”
Dan Siegel, MD


"I am thrilled to be attending Susan's Compassionate Heart workshop for practitioners in September on Star island. The past workshops with Susan that I have attended provided an opportunity to reflect, observe, relax, laugh and so much more! I always come home with ideas for myself and my clients to use every day. The bonus: doing all this on an island six miles of the New Hampshire coast. The serene beauty is unmatched."

Carol J., LICSW

"Susan has a magical ability to bring a group of strangers together as a community within the first few minutes of the gathering period. She was clear, open, fun and able to lead the group with knowledge of techniques and gentle loving humor”.

Susan Guriano,  Pediatric Nurse

"There are not words for the soul healing blessing that was this time on Star Island. I feel held, loved, nourished, understood. I feel like I know myself and my body so much better now. Thank you."

Kate Smanik, Chaplain

"Susan brought a warm, engaging energy to all her work. Her smile and her attention to all of us created a safe space. The workbook we had was well designed and very useful."

Penny Kaufman,  Clinical Social Worker

Program Tuition: $400.00

Room & Board:
(includes lodging, all meals & round trip boat fare)

Rooms are simple & historic, the island is nature's luxury.

"Standard Rooms"
(shared bathrooms in the hall)
shared  $290

 single  $389

"Motel Rooms"
(with private 1/2 bath)

 shared $357
single $506

 I'm ready, sign me up

Your seat awaits!

You Will Come Back
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