Silence, Attention and (Self) Compassion


A question I often get is: ‘How is it possible that I keep losing focus, get distracted by daily issues and can’t manage to stay true to my own pace? As an answer to this, I organise retreats in Compassionate Personal Leadership.


Thursday 10 June in Werkhoven (Utrecht, NL) FULL

New Dates: 30 September and 4 November


A full Day of Self-Compassion
a deep dive into silence & attention
Finding your Own Rhythm

The program is designed to give yourself a full day away from your daily routine & screen, in the midst of green. The contemplative nature of the day allows for exercises with silence, individual time for reflection and time to share experiences so you can bring it back (in)to your daily life.

The program facilitates different levels of experience.
We will practice self-compassion and silence with exercises that find their root in academic research as well as in Eastern wisdom traditions; Systemic, Shamanic and Buddhist. Silence heals and will support you to build resilience from the inside out.
Ready to dip into silence?

Reserve Your Seat with the contact form below!



Practical information

Samaya, a former monastery in the midst of green fields in Werkhoven, Utrecht.

A true Getaway where the atmosphere is relaxed and the organic food delicious.



Benefits of cultivating Attention and Compassion

Compassion is a mindset or mind-state, a skill that can be trained

Reduce your stress

Improves your mental health

Be a more effective leader of our life and profession

Be happier!


Reconnecting to the beating of your own heart

Learn to work from the inside out: we Listen first

Compassionate Leadership: What is it and why is it relevant for me?

Silent Walking & Guided Meditations

Room for exercises with the group & for personal reflection

Room for creativity

Price per day is € 225 and if you join us both days € 400 excluding VAT/BTW.
Included are all food & beverages, a wonderful lunch buffet with warm soup and a salad, a garden view conference room, meditation pillows and blankets, and the use of the grounds if you want to go for a stretch. 

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