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Applied Compassion Capstone Projects 

A defining component of the ACT program is the creation and delivery of an Applied Compassion Capstone Project. Each participant is supported, using the principles and practices of the training, to design and deliver a project that brings compassion into their unique real-world setting.  This could be a classroom, an office, a health care system, or a community of which they are a part. Here are some of the inspiring Capstone Projects from this year's ACT participants who are bringing compassion into the world in powerful ways.

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Al'ai Alvarez, MD 

"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. 

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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   

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