Workshop Overview

Course Dates

July 11th – 14th, 2016

Program Description

The program runs from 12pm on Monday, July 11th through 5pm on Thursday, July 14th, with optional evening programming occurring.  Workshop topics include the foundations of stable care; developing a compassionate stance.  The science of compassion and care; including the science of mindfulness, burnout.  We will provide an exploration of the practices and theory of the three modes of care (receiving care, self care and extending care), and will end the program by joining participants from the Classroom Summer Workshop in an exploration in the strategies and practices for building and sustaining a compassionate school community.

Location and Accommodation

The workshop will be held at the Smith College Campus School located at 33 Prospect Street, Northampton, MA.

All participants are required to make their own hotel reservations. Please visit the following Smith College link to learn more about local accommodations and travel to and from campus: Please contact hotels directly for inquiries.  Should you have further questions, please write to us (and not Smith College).

We will provide lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as well as snacks and refreshments during breaks throughout your day. There will be a lightly catered reception on Thursday evening.

Registration and Payment

The course fee is $550. Scholarship support is available upon request. Student and group discounts are also available.

We also offer discounts for school teams of three or more that are committed to attending the summer workshop and our year-long implementation program. Please contact Chrissy ( for more information.

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Should you need to cancel your registration, please note that we can process refunds less a $75 processing fee through May 11th. We are unable to process and refunds on or after May 11, 2016.