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Compassionate Healthcare Program

Compassion-based interventions for healthcare professionals and administrators

Why Compassion, Why Now

      The evidence is compelling. Compassion has been shown to improve many dimensions of healthcare, including patient health outcomes, patient satisfaction, clinician well-being, team well-being, and quality and process of care. While compassion is an inherent quality we all have as human beings, it is an orientation and skill that can be cultivated and strengthened so that it becomes the default place from which we approach and respond to any situation, rain or shine.

 

       While burnout has been increasingly acknowledged as a growing crisis in healthcare, the pandemic has exponentially increased the sources of stress for healthcare professionals. In this context, the skills to manage stress, calm the nervous system, and process emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger, and grief are all the more important.

 

        As global experts in compassion-based interventions, our goal is to serve those who serve us. Specifically,

  • 1. equip healthcare professionals with the tools and skills to care for their own well-being
  • 2. collaborate with healthcare providers / organizations to co-create compassionate organizational cultures and systems

Menu of Programs

Compassion at Work: Preventing Burnout in Healthcare

CCT Workshop

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)

Custom Program

A sample of our partners / clients:

UCSD T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion
California Primary Care Association (CPCA)
Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA)
Kaiser Permanente

Task Force for Global Health

Stanford Children’s Health
Royal Free Hospital in London
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Sharp HealthCare

Compassion at Work: Preventing Burnout in Healthcare

Developed by renowned compassion experts and clinicians, Compassion at Work (CW) is designed to help healthcare professionals to cultivate and sustain new habits without adding to existing time pressures.

 

The goals of CW are:

  • 1. To increase both clinicians' self-awareness around their experiences of burnout and their connection to purpose and joy in work.
  • 2. To equip clinicians with awareness and compassion-based skills and tools to support resilience and well-being.

6 weeks • 1 hour / week • live online

6 CMEs available

PRIMARY AUTHORS

James Hallenbeck, M.D.​

Associate Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Stanford School of Medicine; Department of Medicine Associate Chief of Staff for Extended Care, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Founder and President, Compassion Institute; Executive Chairman, Mind & Life Institute

Jane Chun, Ph.D.

Program Director, Specialized Programs, Compassion Institute

WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM

Robert McClure, LCSW

Human Resources Consultant, Sharp HealthCare, San Diego, CA

Andy Helgesen

Resilience Education Program Manager, Stanford Children’s Health

Judy Long

Chaplain, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Petrina Barson, M.D.

General Practitioner, Moreland West Medical Centre, Brunswick West, Australia

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)

Our flagship 8-week program – Compassion Cultivation Training™ (CCT) – was developed by thought leaders and industry experts in compassion science and education, contemplative science, psychology, and social sciences. Research has shown CCT can lead to:

Increased:

  • Happiness
  • Calmness
  • Acceptance of emotions
  • Self-acceptance
  • Job satisfaction
  • Self-caring behavior
  • Compassion for self and others
  • Openness to receiving compassion from others

Decreased:

  • Worry
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Mind wandering
  • Emotional Suppression
  • Reports of chronic pain severity

8 weeks • 2 hours / week • live online

14 CMEs available

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Workshop

Originally developed as an in-person one-day intensive workshop, CCW is now offered online. The workshop distills the essence of CCT, and learners will experience a multi-modal approach combining contemplative practice, interactive exercises, group sharing, and didactic explanations.

8 hours

2 hour sessions across 4 weeks / days

OR

4 hour sessions across 2 weeks / days live online

Custom Programs

If you are interested in a custom program or longer-term collaboration and co-creation of compassionate systems, please Click Here to schedule a consultation.

Long Term Institutional Partners

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