Compassion in Your Life

Compassion is an emotion that provides a sense of shared suffering, combined with a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and to show loving-kindness to those who suffer. The benefits are profound and numerous, not the least of which is happiness — a sense of joy that can also be infectious to your partner, family members, friends, even co-workers.

Developing the qualities of strength, courage, and resilience in the face of suffering can support a wide range of goals — from improving personal and work relationships to making a positive difference in the world.

A crucial key to developing compassion in your life is to make it a daily practice. When striving for happiness, it becomes tremendously important that we cultivate and practice compassion every day.

The CCT course can show individuals how to cultivate and practice mindfulness and increase self-compassion and self-care, reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and enhance connection with others.

In this course, individuals will learn how to:

  • Increase kindness and compassion for themselves and others
  • Develop profound levels of serenity, resilience, and creativity
  • Calm the mind and direct thoughts more positively
  • Sharpen their ability to focus and pay attention
  • Access a variety of self-care skills and techniques

The resulting benefits are:

  • Enhanced ability to feel compassion for oneself and others
  • Increased calmness and ability to handle stressful situations
  • Better engagement and communication in relationships
  • Self-evaluation and mindfulness when feeling overwhelmed
  • Increased job satisfaction and decreased job overwhelm
  • A more pleasurable, nurturing life at home or with family

Compassion in Business and Corporate Environments

Compassion is a powerful business and leadership tool, and organizations that cultivate it can maintain a significant advantage over those that don’t. Compassion Cultivation Training provides a new way for leaders and their direct reports to work, collaborate, and innovate with a greater sense of connection, openness, and balance.

In this course, business leaders will learn how to:

  • Increase kindness and compassion for themselves and others
  • Develop profound levels of calmness, resilience, and creativity
  • Calm the mind and direct thoughts more positively
  • Sharpen their ability to focus and pay attention
  • Access a variety of self-care skills and techniques

The resulting benefits are:

  • Increased ability to handle stressful work situations
  • Better engagement and collaboration
  • Enhanced insight, brainstorming, and innovation
  • Better strategic thinking
  • Decreased job overwhelm, increased job satisfaction

Training can be delivered in an 8-week program or customized into shorter workshops for your organization. Please click here to submit a request form for a customized event.

Compassion in Social Services and the Public Sector

Those working in public service share a common interest in improving their effectiveness in the face of uncertainty, prolonged or extreme stress, or rapid change. They must tackle a variety of challenging problems such as shrinking budgets, new methods of community outreach, and response to natural disasters. 

They understand that individual health and resilience form the basis of organizational success and they highly value learning, adaptability, and growth.

Compassion Cultivation Training can serve the needs of a range of public service audiences, including:
-U.S. government workers
-Nonprofits and NGOs
-International organizations
-Public service consultants

Demand for professionals to provide leadership, financial management, policy analysis, and more has never been stronger. Compassion training encourages people to take action in a new way — by slowing down, paying attention, and gaining an awareness of the inner resources at their disposal.

In this course, public service leaders can learn how to:

  • Increase kindness and compassion for themselves and others
  • Develop profound levels of calmness and resilience in traumatic situations
  • Calm the mind and direct thoughts more positively
  • Sharpen their ability to focus and be more effective
  • Access a variety of self-care skills and techniques

The resulting benefits are:

  • Increased ability to handle stressful work situations
  • Better engagement and collaboration with constituencies
  • Enhanced insight, brainstorming, and innovation with counterparts
  • Resilience in the face of adversity or public protest
  • Better strategic thinking and decision-making skills
  • Decreased job overwhelm, increased job satisfaction

Training can be delivered in an 8-week program or customized into shorter workshops for your organization. Please click here to submit a request form for a customized event.

Compassion in the Classroom

Compassion Cultivation Training for K-12 focuses on developing emotional resilience skills to help educators and administrators work together and with students to effectively enhance the learning process. As teachers incorporate compassion practices into their daily jobs, they are discovering ways to improve the classroom atmosphere and find renewed inspiration in their work.

Bringing compassion into the classroom and within school districts can help young people increase their attention and decrease their stress. It can equip teachers and administrators with the tools and techniques they need to address problems of bullying and misconduct. In addition, it can encourage them to work more creatively with their social emotions, and ultimately increase standardized test scores.

In this course, educators can learn how to:

  • Increase kindness and compassion for themselves and others
  • Develop higher levels of serenity and resilience
  • Calm the mind and direct thoughts more positively
  • Sharpen ability to focus and pay attention
  • Access a variety of self-care skills and techniques

Resulting benefits include:

  • Increased ability to handle stressful work situations
  • More meaningful connections with students and co-workers
  • Better ability to engage and collaborate with team members
  • Decreased job overwhelm, increased job satisfaction
  • Reduced compassion fatigue

Training can be delivered in an 8-week program or customized into shorter workshops for your organization. Please click here to submit a request form for a customized event.

Compassion in Healthcare

The stress inherent to the healthcare industry can negatively affect healthcare workers. Stress and pressure can lead to compassion fatigue, increased depression, decreased job satisfaction, disrupted personal relationships, and psychological distress.

Healthcare workers are more likely to suffer from burnout, which ultimately can result in suboptimal patient care and an inability to practice compassionate care and attention. Compassion Cultivation Training provides caregivers with the valuable tools they need to practice mindfulness, mitigate or eliminate errors, and connect with patients — and oneself — in a compassionate way.

In this course, healthcare providers can learn how to:

  • Increase kindness and compassion for themselves and others
  • Develop higher levels of serenity and resilience
  • Calm the mind and direct thoughts more positively
  • Sharpen ability to focus and pay attention
  • Access a variety of self-care skills and techniques

Resulting benefits include:

  • Increased ability to handle stressful work situations
  • More meaningful connections with patients and co-workers
  • Better ability to engage and collaborate with team members
  • Decreased job overwhelm, increased job satisfaction
  • Reduced compassion fatigue

Training can be delivered in an 8-week program or customized into shorter workshops for your organization. Please click here to submit a request form for a customized event.