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The Applied Compassion Training (ACT) is an experiential 11-month online certificate training offered through the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCCARE) at Stanford University. ACT is
for people who are ready to be leaders of global compassion in today's world.

ACT 2022 Registration now OPEN!
Cohort One: Already Filled
Cohort Two: Limited Spaces Available.
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Become an Ambassador of Applied Compassion

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"Graduates of this program

are changing the world!

The ACT program uses evidence-based approaches to teaching, learning and practice to ensure that you are fully prepared to lead, facilitate, embody and apply compassion in your professional workplaces, communities and with your families and loved ones."

James R. Doty, M.D., FACS, FICS 

Founder of Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University

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ACT 2020 Ambassadors


"No words can express the impact of ACT on how I've been able to better care for my patients, my trainees, my colleagues, and myself. I have learned to embody compassion in my practice and my daily life." 

Capstone Project: Meditate2Resilience. A multi-center study to evaluate the interaction of meditation on physician burnout. 

Al'ai Alvarez, MD 

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"Participating in ACT transformed the way I interact with myself and others. Building my Capstone Project helped me be an Ambassador of Applied Compassion by teaching me the necessity for action and what it means to lead by example." 

Capstone Project: Compassionate Art Engagement.  

Deepening compassion through mindfulness

art engagement, a series of online workshops.

Nelly Alandou


"The ACT Training gave me a framework of principles, resources and tools that allowed me to to become a motivating force for embodying compassion and applying it in real world situations.  I feel confident, empowered, and ready to ACT as a global Ambassador of Applied Compassion."  

Capstone Project: The (Corona) Compassion Community Netherlands: Supporting Healthcare professionals as a response to the pressures of COVID-19.

Barbara Piper-Roelofs   


Are You Ready?