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Compassion-based interventions for healthcare and public health 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. Moreover, the movement for social and racial justice calls on us to engage in inner inquiry and cultivate more sustainable inner resources. In this context, the skills to deal with stress, calm the nervous system, and process emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger, and grief while cultivating strength and prosocial qualities such as self-awareness, empathy, and compassion are all the more important. This inner work is not only necessary for self and collective care, but also to co-create more equitable healthcare systems.


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

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Healthcare Professionals

& Frontline Responders

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Caring from the Inside Out: Foundations of Self and Collective Care

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

Caring from the Inside Out: Foundations of Self and Collective Care

Developed by renowned compassion experts and clinicians, Caring from the Inside Out (CFIO)  is designed to help healthcare professionals to embark on the journey of inner inquiry, self-care, and cultivate and sustain new habits without adding to existing time pressures.


The goals of CFIO are:

6 weeks • 1 hour / week • live online

6 CMEs available


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


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:



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, CCT Workshop 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


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.

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