Cancelled: March 13-15, 2020 | The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, UK

UPDATE Monday 9th March 2020: Dear Colleague

I am sorry we have decided to cancel our summit as we feel it is unwise for us to gather together at this time due to the Covid-19 virus. However, we will offer a 2 hour conference call with Jean on the Saturday March 14th 3pm-5pm UK time. 
We will refund your registration fee via Eventbrite.
If you haven’t yet, please cancel your reservations at The Old Ship Hotel
our contact is or reservations  +44 1273 329001 reference your name the promo code: CARE140320
We hope to reschedule in the near future!
Zoom Conference Call details: 
Watson Caring Science Institute is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Caring Science European Summit Zoom with Jean & Julie
Time: Mar 14, 2020 03:00 PM London

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Meeting ID: 842 921 313
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Wishing you gentleness and health at this time of uncertainty! 
Julie Anna Héctor Mary and Jean

WCSI European Summit — connect/collaborate/explore with Caring Science colleagues

WCSI is developing a traveling European ‘Hub’ to support and enrich Caring Science scholarship and intellectual-experiential educational activities, and professional development, throughout Europe. You are invited to the summit to discuss how and in what way we can work to achieve this. Our aim is to learn from each other through shared work of original educational-clinical scholarship, celebrate your ideas, diverse forms of caring inquiry and theory-guided caring healing praxis.

Some ideas we will discuss:
  • Caritas Coach Education Program in Europe — our popular 6 month course with a live weekend at the beginning and end – deep dive into self-reflection and Caring Science – for care providers from various health and community-oriented institutions and non-profit organisations as well as individuals on their own personal journey who wish to restore and deepen their commitment to sustaining and radiating authentic practices of human caring-healing in our life, work and world.
  • Weekend or Day Retreats — Peer Review check ins; followed by theory-guided Caring- Healing Modality workshops (i.e. Reiki, Healing Touch, Qi Gong; Flower Essences; Conscious Dying Coach; Walking the Labyrinth, Healing with the Arts)
  • Self-Care and Reflection — An opportunity to connect with yourself and other. This weekend will create space for inner Self reflection, extending to Communitas.
  • International European Caritas Consortium — a two-day interactive and collaborative professional practice gathering that brings together individuals who are actively engaged in implementing Caring Science and human caring theory in education/practice/research. This Consortium ideally would rotate among different European sponsored sites.

Pre-summit evening Friday 13th March – 7pm to 10pm
informal drinks and meal at a local pub (tbc)

DAY 1: SATURDAY, 14th March – 9am to 5pm
We will begin the day with a short meditation followed by introductions and aims of the summit. Using the 4 themes below as a starting point, while open to new emerging themes. We will work in both small and large groups to develop and explore our mission to offer and develop WCSI in Europe (Is it needed? What does it look like? How can you help?) After lunch there will be an opportunity to Walk the Labyrinth Meditation as well as a healing modality workshop session. At the end of the day we will have a live webinar to hear Jean speak about her current work including a Q&A session.

DAY 2: SUNDAY, March 15th – 9am to 2pm
We will begin the reflective session with a silent meditation walk along the sea (weather permitting). After coffee and croissants, we will sum up the experience and agree next steps.


Total registration fee is £55.00 to cover the cost of the room and lunch. We estimate there will be about 25 people.

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  • Bed & Breakfast – special offer £110.00 per room per night *single occupancy, bed & breakfast only
    (Rate valid for Friday 13th / Saturday 14th March 2020 only).
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – £135.00 per room *single occupancy – only available for the first night only (Friday 13th March 2020)
  • Bedrooms will be held on an allocation code basis until the 13th Feb
  • TO BOOK YOUR ROOM: Please contact the hotel directly: +44 1273 329001 using the promo code: CARE140320
    There are many other Hotels nearby, as well as many airbnb’s.

Venue Location: The Old Ship Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 1NR, UK telephone +441273 329001

Airports: The nearest airport to Brighton is Gatwick Airport with trains direct to Brighton. Heathrow and Luton airports are both 2ish hours away with bus services to Brighton Centre.

Taxi: British Airport Transfers or UBER

  • Julie Watson, WCSI Faculty, Caritas Coach, Managing Editor Lotus Library +447500965757
  • Anna Biley, WCSI Faculty & Doctoral Scholar, Author
  • Mary Rockwood Lane, WCSI Faculty, Caritas Global Ambassador Certified Facilitator and Caritas Life Coach
  • Héctor Rosso, WCSI Faculty, Caritas Coach, WCSI Doctoral Scholar, Author

Our WCSI European ‘Hub’ mission is divided into four strands:

RESEARCH — To explore, expand, evidence and translate practices of Caring Science as Sacred Science in order elevate higher dimensions of health, healing and human flourishing

EDUCATION — To share inspired scholarly practices through personal stories, and insights to radiate authentic narrative practices of human caring-healing in our life, work and world

PRAXIS, LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY — Renew self and system through personal reflection and connection with community/comm

LEGACY — Advance Caring Science as a source of cultural-professional transformation toward whole person/whole system, theory-guided caring-healing scholarship, practices and health care for all.

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  • March 13, 2020 - March 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 2:00 pm