CFIO Foundations Of Self & Collective Care

CFIO Foundations Of Self & Collective Care

DURATION: Wednesdays 6/1/22-6/29/22
TIME: 8:00am-9:00am

Registration closes 5/30/22

Caring From the Inside Out (CFIO) Foundations of Self & Collective Care


While burnout was a growing crisis in healthcare even before the pandemic, the pandemic has exponentially increased the sources of stress and distress for healthcare professionals. In this context, self and collective care are necessary for health professionals to be able to do the work they love while feeling resourced day-to-day and in the long term. Our goal is to serve those who serve us – to provide safe

spaces for healthcare and public health professionals to learn, connect, and intentionally practice and integrate self and collective care into their lives and organizations.



The Compassion Institute (CI) is a global advocate for compassion education, programs, and research. Our work was initiated at Stanford University School of Medicine Neurosciences Institute in 2009 to support human health, well-being, and interpersonal relationships within organizations and communities. Programs are developed by thought leaders and industry experts in compassion science and education,contemplative science, psychology, and social sciences. Research has shown CI’s flagship 8-week program

– Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) – can lead to:


  • Happiness
  • Calmness
  • Acceptance of emotions
  • Self-acceptance
  • Job satisfaction
  • Self-caring behavior
  • Compassion for self and others
  • Openness to receiving compassion from others



  • Worry
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Mind wandering
  • Emotional suppression
  • Reports of chronic pain severity


Since 2017, CI has directed its efforts to support critical sectors serving the public, with a high priority on healthcare, public health, and medical education. The Health Program aims to support the health sector community to ultimately co-create cultures and systems of care. Our facilitators are experts in program content, but also importantly, the health sector and / or caring professions.



1. Gain a deeper understanding of the stressors that contribute to stress and burnout.

2. Shift from overwhelm and helplessness to a greater sense of agency in caring for one’s well-being.

3. Acquire tools to regulate the nervous system to de-stress and weave self-care into one’s routine.

4. Acquire and apply practical skills and tools for self and collective care to support the well-being

of oneself and that of colleagues. Tools are designed to be accessible for participants with full

schedules, and can be practiced with colleagues and within teams.


Course format

5 modules, 1 module / week. Each module includes on demand videos + 1 live online session.

On demand videos: 10-25 min in length, educational content. Should be watched ahead of each module’s live session.

1-hour live online sessions: Video content will be translated into practical skills and application. An opportunity for participants to connect and learn with peers and an expert facilitator.

Additional resources will complement each module, available in the course classroom.

Participants will have indefinite access to all course materials.


MODULE 1: Stress, Burnout, Regulating the Nervous System- 6/1/22

The first module lays out foundational concepts including stress, burnout, and nervous system regulation. Participants will start to track their daily experience of stress and incorporate practical self-care strategies and skills into their daily routine.

MODULE 2: Emotion Regulation and Meaning- 6/8/22

Module two broadens participants’ awareness of their daily experience of stress and well-being, and connects with their deeply held values as a compass. Emotions are explored – how they manifest and how to regulate them throughout the day.

MODULE 3: Self-Care- 6/15/22

This module inquires into the role of systems and culture in shaping how we work and rest, as well as the topic of self-care. Skills in time management and boundary setting are explored, as well as the practice of self-compassion.

MODULE 4: Collective Care- 6/22/22

Module four examines the role of “love” and “power” in the workplace, and the difference between empathy and compassion – an important distinction when protecting oneself from overwhelm in caregiving professions.

MODULE 5: Integration- 6/29/22

The final session will focus on integrating the learnings and practices from previous weeks, to support participants to sustain the benefits of the course moving forward.

These sessions will not be hosted on CPCA's webinar platform. Please save these dates to your calendar and you'll receive information via email on how to join in a separate communication as we get closer to the event. 


Payment is due at time of registration.

  • CPCA Member*: $250
  • Non Member Health Center: $250
  • Associates: $250
  • Non Member, Non Health Center: $250

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Cancellation Policy: Effective 11/1/21 - No refunds will be available for cancellations that are received within 10 business days before the start date of the event/training. To receive a maximum refund of 50% of the registration price prior to this deadline, all cancellations must be in writing and submitted by emailing Substitutions of registrations in lieu of cancellation is encouraged.

*Last year, in recognition of the tremendous financial stress members were facing and to ensure that important and timely information could be accessed with no barriers, CPCA elected to waive training fees for the entire membership year (April 1,2020- March 31, 2021) and offer all training at no cost. As we continue to work in this pandemic environment to provide members the support they need, we must also plan for the future while supporting community health centers in improving the health status of their communities through advocacy, education, and services. Which is why the Board of Directors approved a budget in February that reflects a reinstatement of training fees effective for trainings taking place on or after April 1, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please email us at

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Disclaimer:The information on this session is intended only to provide a general overview of the topics addressed.  This session is not intended to provide legal advice or substitute for the guidance, counsel or advice of legal counsel on any matters particular to a specific primary care clinic. CPCA does not endorse companies or products. Advertising and sponsorship revenue supports our not-for-profit mission. 

6/1/2022 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Online Via Compassion Institute Zoom
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