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Empowering Those who Care for Others @ Bradley Hospital, Providence RI
April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017
About the Workshop
Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT) is a set of contemplative practices designed to help people realize a power of unconditional care from within that is healing and sustaining, that makes them more fully present to themselves and others, and that empowers a strong, active compassion for persons that is not subject to empathy fatigue and burnout.
SCT supports people in all kinds of caring roles and professions, by helping them develop an increasing power of care, equanimity, and emotional resilience.
SCT highlights our need to experience ourselves as objects of care and compassion in order to extend care and compassion sustainably to others, our need to be seen in our unconditional worth in order to see the same in others, and our need to become present to our own feelings with kindness in order to become reliably present to others with kindness.
In this two-day workshop, we will:
- Explore the science of care and compassion
- Practice methods for receiving care, extending care, and enhancing self-care
- Learn techniques to relieve stress, avoid burnout, and become more present to others, by connecting with a replenishing source of care in ourselves
- Consider ways of strengthening our compassion practices in daily life
John Makransky, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College, co-founder of the Foundation for Active Compassion and of the Courage of Care Coalition, and author of the popular meditation manual Awakening through Love. For the past fifteen years, he has taught ways to cultivate sustainable care and compassion, adapted from Buddhism in newly accessible ways, to teachers, healthcare givers, social workers, psychotherapists, and those who work with prisoners, the hungry, and the dying.
Brooke D. Lavelle, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition. She is also Senior Education Consultant to Mind & Life’s Ethics, Education, and Human Development Initiative and a co-developer of the Call to Care program for teachers and students. Brooke has developed and led compassion- and mindfulness-based programs in various education and health care settings.
Saturday, April 8 9am-4:30pm
Sunday, April 9 9am-4:30pm
Metacomet Country Club
500 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
East Providence, RI 02914