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The Healing Power of Compassion

October 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 23, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

$75 – $175

In our helping roles, we are called to constantly extend care to others, yet this often comes at a cost to those in helping professions. How can we learn to extend care in sustainable ways?

SCT is a method designed to help all people who care for others within their family, work and community life realize a power of unconditional care from within that is deeply 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 highlights our need to experience ourselves as objects of care and compassion in order to extend care and compassion widely to others. For those purposes, SCT meditations cultivate three interrelated modes of care. These modes are:  (1) receiving care, (2) extending care to others, and (3) deep self-care.

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


JohnMakransky_headshotJohn 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.


BDLBrooke 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, October 22 9am-4:30pm

Sunday, October 23 9am-4:30pm


Andover Hall

Harvard Divinity School

45 Francis Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138


The course fee is $175. Student tickets are available for $75. Scholarships are available on request. Please contact us for assistance.

12 CE credits are available for an additional fee. Please see below for more information.

The ticket fees include attendance at the two-day event. Light snacks will be provided at breaks. Lunch is on your own.*Cancellations received by October 8th will be refunded less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be processed after that date.

Continuing Education Credits

This retreat is approved for 12 CE credit hours for psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, educators and nurses.

The cost of CE credit is $40, payable directly to R. Cassidy Seminars.  To earn CE credit for participating in this two-day intensive, participants must:

  1. Register for the intensive by purchasing a ticket below.
  2. Register for CE credit through R. Cassidy Seminars (RCS) at the following link:https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=1156 and pay the $40 CE fee.  When you register for CE credit, you will create a login through the RCS website.
  3. Once you register for CE credit via the R. Cassidy Seminars link, you will be prompted to complete an online evaluation.  After completing the online evaluation, you will be able to access and print your CE certificate.
This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. For questions regarding continuing education credit for this intensive, contact R. Cassidy Seminars staff via email (staff@rcassidy.com) or phone (888-992-9199).

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.


Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 12 CE hours

Social Workers

Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 14.75 continuing education clock hours.

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 12 contact hours live

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (12) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (12) hours.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (12) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 (12) CE hours.

Chemical Dependency Counselors

CA: Provider approved by CFAAP/CAADAC, Provider #4N-00-434-0212 for (12) CEHs. CAADAC is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states

TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (12) hours general. Expires 3/31/2016.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.


IL: Provider approved by the Illinois State Board of Certification #080304164719171. (12) CE Hours.

TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (12) CE Hours.


CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (12) contact hours

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 10 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.


October 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am
October 23, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
$75 – $175


Harvard Divinity School
Andover Hall | 45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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