April 21, 2018

Courage of Care

Oakland, CA

About the Workshop

“What you build is infinitely more important than what you tear down.”
– Brittney Cooper

We live in trying times, yet we at Courage of Care firmly believe that we have the capacity to wisely, fiercely and creatively respond to the challenges before us from a radical stance of love and compassion that helps us work for and on behalf of all.
Many in social service and healing professions are called to the work out of a deep sense of care and conviction that we can alleviate pain, suffering and injustice. Yet many in service professions are burning out, in part because we are overworked and under-supported, but also because of a deep sense of isolations and a feeling that there is little we can ultimately do to transform the systems in which we work.
Our work at Courage aims to address these sources of burnout by helping us learn practices for being at home with ourselves in more caring and sustaining ways; by helping us sense we are not alone in this work; and by inspiring us to consider ways of transforming communities and organizations in which we work.
In this day-long workshop, we will:
review the basic science of compassion, empathy and burnout,
learn sustainable compassionate practices for receiving care, deep self care and extending care,
explore obstacles to compassion and methods for overcoming those obstacles, and
envision more caring, sustainable systems and learn basic tools for creating more compassionate, just communities.



BDLBrooke D. Lavelle, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition. Brooke has developed and led compassion- and mindfulness-based programs in various education and health care settings.


9am-5pm. Vegetarian lunch will be provided.


Courage of Care Headquarters

Oakland, CA 94608


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