"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
founder & director of stanford
university's center for compassion
and altrusim research and education (CCARE).
Applied Compassion Training 2022 Program Components:
Over the course of this 11 month program, we will meet virtually for 3 immersion retreats online. Due to the experiential nature of these retreats, live participation is required online. These virtual immersion retreats are highly interactive. The retreats are scheduled at the beginning of the program, mid-way through, and at the end of the training, in the Pacific Time Zone.
I. Virtual Immersion Retreat #1 (Live Online Participation Required)
Becoming an Ambassador of Applied Compassion ©
II. ACT 2022 Monthly Teaching Sessions (Live Online Participation Encouraged)
The First Thursday of each month: 5:00pm - 7:00pm in the Pacific Time Zone
February 3rd : Mindfulness in the Service of Compassion © with Robert Cusick, ACT Founder
March 3rd : Triggers: A Skillful Recognition and Response © with Neelama Eyres, ACT Founder
April 7th: Designing Systems that are Compassionate © with Dr. Monica Worline
May 5th: Resiliency and Compassion © with Monica Hanson, ACT Founder
June 2nd: The Neuroscience of Compassion © with Dr. James Doty
August 4th : Compassionate Forgiveness © with Neelama Eyres, ACT Founder
September 1st: Compassionate Action in the World © with Robert Cusick, ACT Founder
October 6th: Harvesting the Gems © with Monica Hanson, ACT Founder
III. Online Small Group Mentoring Calls via Zoom (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.
IV. Monthly Community of Practice Sessions (Optional Participation)
These are optional monthly gatherings where our entire ACT community (current and alumni) of Ambassadors comes together to engage in practices to deepen the embodied experience of compassion.
V. Virtual Immersion Retreat #2 (Live Online Participation Required)
Compassionate Coaching, Communication & Facilitation ©
VI. Virtual Immersion Retreat #3 (Live Online Participation Required)
Applied Compassion in Action, Capstone Presentations and Certification Ceremony ©
ACT 2022 Cost and Dates:
Dates for our 2022 Immersion Retreats (Live Online Participation Required):
Cohort One: (FILLED!)
January 21-23, 2022
July 8-10, 2022
November 4-6, 2022
Registration is now open for Cohort TWO:
Cohort TWO 2022 Immersion Retreat Dates: (Live Online Participation Required):
January 28-30, 2022
July 15-17, 2022
November 11-13, 2022
General schedule for our immersive retreats:
Friday 9:00am-3:30pm (60m lunchtime break Pacific Time Zone)
Saturday 9:00am-3:30pm (60m lunchtime break Pacific Time Zone)
Sunday: 9:00am-1:30pm (no lunch break, a couple other shorter breaks)
Considering ACT 2022?
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