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Online CARING FROM THE INSIDE OUT: Foundations of Self and Collective Care with Dr. Gary Hsin, Starting on February 28, 2024 (for the Health Sector)

5:00PM - 6:00PM Pacific Time

Refund Policy
No refunds will be issued unless the course does not fill a minimum number of registrants by 1 week prior to the course start date.


Gary Hsin

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Registrants for this course should be working, studying, or teaching in the health sector.

Caring From the Inside Out: Foundations of Self and Collective Care (CFIO) is a 5-week training course developed at Compassion Institute specifically for individuals working in the health sector.   

CFIO aims to strengthen the existing capacities of service-oriented workers to buffer against stress and burnout while reconnecting with sources of energy and restoration, purpose and joy.

What does the 5-week CFIO look like?

  • Weekly 1-hour live sessions with lectures, discussions, and interactive exercises
  • Weekly asynchronous videos to watch prior to the live sessions for weeks 1-4.  These are generally less than 30 minutes of time each week.
  • Guided meditations and on-the-spot exercises
  • Resources to use in the real world, both at work and at home

The 5-week CFIO journey

Week 1: Stress, Burnout, Regulating the Nervous System

Week 2: Emotion Regulation and Meaning

Week 3: Self-Compassion

Week 4: Collective Care

Week 5: Integration

This course will specifically focus on the needs and experiences of people in the health field, including addressing barriers and enablers in our current environment. The class time will allow for discussion of issues specific to working in health amongst a group of peers.

Learning objectives

Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the stressors that contribute to stress and burnout.
  • Shift from overwhelm and helplessness to a greater sense of agency in caring for one’s well-being.
  • Acquire tools to regulate the nervous system to de-stress and weave self-care into one’s routine.
  • Acquire and apply practical skills and tools for self and collective care to support the well-being of oneself and that of colleagues. Tools are designed to be accessible for participants with full schedules, and can be practiced with colleagues and within teams.

Continuing Education

This course offers 6.25 hours of continuing education through our joint providership with AffinityCE. This activity provides continuing education credit for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Psychologists, as well as a statement of participation for other attendees. There is no additional fee for claiming your continuing education. Attendance and participation in all sessions is required to claim any continuing education for this course.

Our group will meet at  5:00pm – 6:00pm Pacific Time, on Wednesdays  from February 28 – March 27.

Absence & Refund Policy

We understand that life happens and we want to work with you to make sure you’re able to get the most out of your class. Before registering, please consider the following:

  • Absences: If you are planning on claiming continuing education, attendance and participation in all 5 live sessions, and viewing of the asynchronous videos is a requirement to be eligible to claim any continuing education hours. For those who do not intend to claim continuing education, full participation and attendance remains the most beneficial, however, we do understand that this is not always possible.  We recommend you attend all sessions. If you know in advance that you will need to miss a session during the 5 weeks we recommend that you wait to take it at a time when you can attend all sessions. This will allow you to obtain as much information as possible and get the most out of the course. 
  • Refunds: Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds or transfers for classes.

Please be sure to take note of the time & date listed above, all times are listed in UTC offset and should have the ability to display your local time on your computer.

Registration Fee: $285



Gary Hsin

Gary is a hospice and palliative care physician. He is the Director of the Hospice and Palliative Care Center at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine. Compassion connects and sustains his interests in medical education, palliative care, and global health by focusing on our common humanity. In teaching CCT to health care providers and hospice volunteers he has seen how compassion cultivation can deepen one’s commitment and resilience in work and life.


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Course Name: Online CARING FROM THE INSIDE OUT: Foundations of Self and Collective Care with Dr. Gary Hsin, Starting on February 28, 2024 (for the Health Sector)