Return to Course List
Couples Mindful Communication with Nancy Hathaway
CEUs - 22 contact hours approved by University
CMEs pending approval with Maine Education Trust of the Maine Medical Association
Instructor: Nancy Hathaway
July 14-17, 2016
Single Occupancy: $900
Double Occupancy: $645
Prices include course tuition, lodging, all meals, and boat transportation to the Light Station from our mainland base. An additional 9% Maine state lodging tax will be charged on the meals and lodging portion of the fee.
Registration: sign up with the online registration form
If you are unable to sign up online, please find the printable PDF form here.
Being present together through life's constantly changing states brings more intimacy; we grow richer and our love deepens with each other and with life itself. One moment we are blissful, another sad, angry, joyful, laughing. The challenge is to stay in the moment together while experiencing these different states that make us human.
With her diverse experience, Nancy uses creative techniques from many traditions that help partners connect on a deeper level. Much of this work is simple but profound communication skills brought into the moment enhance aliveness, understanding and connection which energizes and creates a sense of balance as well as fulfillment in the quality of life together.
In this workshop we will explore skillful Mindfulness techniques that can be brought home to everyday life of work, family, and relationship. Couples will practice these exercises with their partners. There will be free time to walk and sit by the ocean. Early morning and evening boat rides will be part of the workshop. Much of the workshop is based on Nancy's teaching of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Non-violent Communication, and her extensive meditation experience over 40 years.
Instructor Profile: Nancy Hathaway
Nancy holds a Master's Degree in Education with a focus on Counseling Psychology and is licensed by the State of Maine as the first Licensed Pastoral Counselor in the Buddhist tradition and has a private counseling practice. She is a Senior Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen. She began her Buddhist studies in 1974 sitting a one-month meditation retreat in Kopan Monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. Since that time, Nancy has studied extensively with Asian and Western teachers in the Zen, Theravada, and Tibetan traditions. For six years she was a resident in a Zen Buddhist Temple where she studied and trained in a monastic setting. She has studied meditation for 40 years.
Nancy has taught in a variety of settings including hospitals, colleges, Harvard Work and Family Center of Harvard University, MIT, Brandeis, grammar schools with teachers and students, banks, medical centers and nursery school programs for parents. She teaches at Colby College's JanPlan and is an adjunct professor at the Univerisity of Southern Maine. She has taught Mindfulness workshops at Maine Medical Association, Maine Medical Center, and Riverview Psychiatric Hospital for physicians and healthcare professionals.
For more information about Nancy, her practice and credentials, visit nancyhathaway.com/.
Return to Course List