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"I’ve experienced the power of compassion as a physician, educator, philanthropist and global leader. I am thrilled to announce the launch of a new program designed to train Ambassadors of Compassion. In collaboration with CCARE at Stanford University, we are pleased to announce the launch of ACT, the Applied Compassion Training." Dr. James Doty

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founder & director of stanford

university's center for compassion 

and altrusim research and education (CCARE).

A foundation of the ACT training are the experiential processes and practices of Applied Compassion. ACT is a highly-engaged community that comes together regularly in-person

online over the  course of the 11-month program. 

 

Three Immersive Retreats (3-days) in January, July, and November 2023

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ACT Mentoring Program (small group, team and 1:1)

  • Each participant in ACT is part of a smaller mentoring group that meets monthly with an ACT Director

  • Each participant is part of a Capstone Team that contributes to the design and development of the individual's Capstone Project​

  • Each participant has a personal 1:1 ACT mentor

 

Monthly Teaching Modules (dates and topics below)

Monthly Practice Modules (dates and topics below)

An Applied Compassion Capstone Project

 

 

 

Virtual Immersion Retreat #1 

Becoming an Ambassador of Applied Compassion ©

(Live Online Participation Required)

January 20-22, 2023 

Friday: 9:00am-3:30pm Pacific Time Zone 

Saturday: 9:00am-3:30pm Pacific Time Zone

Sunday: 9:00am-1:30pm Pacific Time Zone

 

ACT 2023 Monthly Teaching Modules

(Live Online Participation Encouraged)

The First Thursday of each month

5:00pm - 7:00pm in the Pacific Time Zone​

February 2nd : Mindfulness in the Service of Compassion © with Robert Cusick, ACT Founder

March 2nd : Triggers: A Skillful Recognition and Response © with Neelama Eyres, ACT Founder

April 6th: Designing Systems that are Compassionate © with Dr. Monica Worline  

May 4th: Resiliency and Compassion © with Monica Hanson, ACT Founder

June 1st: Compassionate Forgiveness © with Neelama Eyres, ACT Founder

August 3rd:  The Neuroscience of Compassion ©  with Dr. James Doty

September 7th: Compassionate Action in the World © with Robert Cusick, ACT Founder  

October 5th: Harvesting the Gems © with Monica Hanson, ACT Founder

ACT 2023 Monthly Practice Modules

(Live Online Participation Encouraged)

The Second Friday of each month

10:00am - 12:00pm in the Pacific Time Zone​

These are monthly sessions designed to allow for in-depth experiential practice within the ACT community. Each practice module deepens the content from the monthly teaching module.

February 10th : Mindfulness Practice Module © with Robert Cusick, ACT Founder

March 10th : Triggers Practice Module © with Neelama Eyres, ACT Founder

April 14th: Designing Systems Practice Module © with ACT Founders

May 12th: Resiliency Practice Module © with Monica Hanson, ACT Founder

June 9th: Forgiveness Practice Module © with Neelama Eyres, ACT Founder

September 15th: Compassionate Action Practice Module © with Robert Cusick, ACT Founder  

October 13th: Harvesting the Gems Practice Module © with Monica Hanson, ACT Founder

Group Mentoring Sessions Monthly 

(Live Online Participation Required)

These are smaller groups that meet online monthly with one of the ACT Founders via Zoom.  You will have the opportunity to sign up for a monthly session that is best suited to your schedule and time zone.

 

Virtual Immersion Retreat #2 

Compassionate Coaching, Communication & Facilitation ©

(Live Online Participation Required)

July 7-9, 2023 

Friday: 9:00am-3:30pm Pacific Time Zone 

Saturday: 9:00am-3:30pm Pacific Time Zone

Sunday: 9:00am-1:30pm Pacific Time Zone

 

Ongoing Compassion Labs & Sessions

(Participation Optional)

Dates TBA

There are ongoing opportunities to engage with the current ACT community of participants as well as our Alumni. We offer a variety of optional sessions throughout the program tailored to content that is relevant to our community and world at the time.

Sessions include topics like: Empathic Distress, Compassion when there's an Imbalance of Power, and The Intersection of Compassion & Spirituality 

Virtual Immersion Retreat #3 

Applied Compassion in Action, Capstone Presentations and Certification Ceremony ©

(Live Online Participation Required)

November 3-5, 2023 

Friday: 9:00am-3:30pm Pacific Time Zone 

Saturday: 9:00am-3:30pm Pacific Time Zone

Sunday: 9:00am-2:00pm Pacific Time Zone

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ACT 2023 program components

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ACT 2023 program schedule

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