addressing burnout in social service and human rights organizations
Social service professionals and activists are exhausted. Burnout, cynicism and despair are on the rise. These burnout rates affect not only our social service providers, but also the very systems of care so many rely upon. We work with various social service and social justice organizations to address burnout, empathy fatigue and effects of secondary trauma through the lens of personal healing and systems transformation.
Building compassionate and equitable schools
We offer educators, administrators, counselors, students, and parents tools to foster cultures in which all people feel seen, welcome, and supported. We also work to help educational communities--including schools, universities and other learning communities--understand and begin to address various forms of structural inequity plaguing our education system so that we may create conditions for all to realize their fullest potential.
Social justice training for contemplative organizations
We help contemplative centers and spiritual organizations learn to recognize, assess and ultimately transform systemic forms of oppression--including racism, sexism, classism and so on--embedded within their traditions. Through creative visioning, storytelling, relationship and community building, we help them develop a sustainable set of tools and strategies to support compassion-based anti-oppression work within their communities for the benefit of all.